Euronext Shareholders OK Acquisition by NYSE

Euronext NV shareholders overwhelmingly approved the proposed $14 billion acquisition of the European stock exchange operator by the NYSE Group Inc. on Tuesday.

The combination was backed by holders of over 98 percent of shares represented at the meeting in Amsterdam. The deal, which would create the first trans-Atlantic equities market, is subject to regulatory approval and to a vote by the New York exchange operator's shareholders on Wednesday.