S&P Global Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed Merger with IHS Markit
99% of Votes in Favor of the Transaction
S&P Global announced that its shareholders overwhelmingly voted to approve the Company’s proposed transaction with IHS Markit at a special meeting of the Company’s shareholders. Approximately 99% of votes cast were in favor of the transaction.
“We are pleased with the strong support of our shareholders for our planned combination with IHS Markit,” said Douglas Peterson, President and Chief Executive Officer of S&P Global. “Today’s shareholder approval is an important milestone in the process of bringing together our two world-class organizations to continue building on our respective strengths in information, data science, research and benchmarks. We are confident we will drive meaningful growth and create value for our customers, employees, shareholders and other stakeholders as one company.”
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IHS Markit shareholders also overwhelmingly voted to approve the combination with S&P Global at a special meeting of its shareholders held separately today.
S&P Global and IHS Markit are continuing to work toward closing the transaction in the second half of 2021, which remains subject to the receipt of the required regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.
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