Update on the intended offer by Saxo Bank for BinckBank
This is a joint press release by BinckBank N.V. (BinckBank) and Saxo Bank A/S (Saxo Bank), pursuant to the provisions of Section 7 Paragraph 1 sub a of the Decree on Public Takeover Bids (Besluit openbare biedingen Wft) (the Decree) in connection with the intended public offer by Saxo Bank for all the issued and outstanding shares in the capital of BinckBank. This announcement does not constitute an offer, or any solicitation of any offer, to buy or subscribe for any securities. Any offer will be made only by means of an offer memorandum. This announcement is not for release, publication or distribution, in whole or in part, in or into, directly or indirectly, the United States, Canada or Japan or in any other jurisdiction in which such release, publication or distribution would be unlawful.
Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Copenhagen, Denmark – 14 January 2019
Reference is made to the joint press release by BinckBank and Saxo Bank dated 17 December 2018 in respect of the intended recommended public offer to be made by Saxo Bank for all the entire issued and outstanding share capital of BinckBank at an offer price of EUR 6.35 in cash per share (cum dividend) (the Offer).
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 7, paragraph 1 sub a of the Decree, requiring a public announcement including a status update regarding an intended public offer within four weeks following its announcement, BinckBank and Saxo Bank hereby provide this joint update on the Offer.
BinckBank and Saxo Bank confirm that they are making good progress on the preparation for the Offer. Saxo Bank expects to submit a request for review and approval of the offer document in relation to the Offer with the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (Stichting Autoriteit Financiële Markten) early February 2019, which is before the applicable deadline under Dutch law.
In addition, BinckBank and Saxo Bank confirm that the process to obtain the required regulatory clearances for the Offer is proceeding. Based on the required steps and subject to the necessary approvals, BinckBank and Saxo Bank anticipate that the Offer will close at the end of the second quarter or in the first half of the third quarter of 2019.
Saxo Bank Group (Saxo) is a leading Fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment and delivering ‘Banking-as-a-Service’ to wholesale clients.
For 25 years, Saxo’s mission has been to democratize investment and trading, enabling clients by facilitating their seamless access to global capital markets through technology and expertise.
As a fully licensed and regulated bank, Saxo enables its direct clients to trade multiple asset classes across global financial markets from one single margin account and across multiple devices. Additionally, Saxo provides wholesale institutional clients such as banks and brokers with multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services and trading technology, supporting the full value chain delivering Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS).
Saxo’s award winning trading platforms are available in more than 20 languages and form the technology backbone of more than 100 financial institutions worldwide.
Founded in 1992 and launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank was a Fintech even before the term was created. Headquartered in Copenhagen Saxo today employs more than 1500 people in financial centers around the world including London, Paris, Zurich, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
BinckBank is an online bank for investors and savers, established in the Netherlands and listed on the Euronext Amsterdam exchange. BinckBank’s services are deployed from its head office in the Netherlands and its local branches in Belgium, France, and Italy, and representation in Spain. BinckBank offers services in investment, asset management and savings, and targets its services to retail customers, businesses/legal entities, and independent asset managers. An important feature of BinckBank’s online services is a stable platform that gives users access to important financial markets, professional trading facilities, and analysis tools.