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 is a leading Fintech specialist and global multi-asset facilitator of capital markets products and services. Saxo enables private clients to trade more than 35,000 instruments from one single margin account.
Additionally, Saxo provides institutional clients such as banks and fintechs with Open Banking solutions from multi-asset execution, prime brokerage services to trading technology. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank has embraced Open Banking from the beginning and is focused on helping clients and partners through win-win partnerships and product innovation.
Since launching its first online trading platform in 1998, Saxo Bank works to empower everyone to navigate their financial future by opening up access to trading and investment. The Saxo Group’s client assets total more than 45 billion euros, and the Group employs more than 2100 people in financial centres around the world including London, Singapore, Amsterdam, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Paris, Zurich, Dubai and Tokyo.For more information, please visit www.home.saxo.
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.