Urbana Corporation
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Urbana Corporation

December 20, 2012 12:24 ET

IntercontinentalExchange to Acquire NYSE Euronext for US$8.2 Billion

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 20, 2012) -

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Urbana Corporation ("Urbana") (TSX:URB)(TSX:URB.A) is very pleased with the announcement that the IntercontinentalExchange ("ICE") has agreed to buy NYSE Euronext ("NYX") in a stock and cash transaction valued at US$8.2 billion, or US$33.12 a share.

After the Chicago Board Options Exchange ("CBOE"), NYX is Urbana's second largest holding. Urbana owns 1,650,000 NYX shares worth US$39 million prior to the transaction.

At the announced price, the proposed NYX/ICE transaction adds US$15 million to the value of Urbana's portfolio.

Thomas S. Caldwell, C.M. President

Contact Information

  • Urbana Corporation
    Elizabeth Naumovski
    Investor Relations
    416-595-9106
    416-862-2498 (FAX)
    www.urbanacorp.com