Shareholders OK IntercontinentalExchange-NYSE deal

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: The New York Stock Exchange is seen on May 7, 2013 in New York City. The Dow closed above 15,000 for the first time ever, hitting 15,056. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK Both NYSE Euronext (NYX) and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) shareholders are voting in favor of the Big Board's $10 billion acquisition by the ICE.

At a special meeting in New York on Monday, a majority of NYSE's shareholders cast their votes in favor of the deal, according to a statement from the NYSE. In Atlanta, a majority of ICE's shareholders also voted for the deal.

The Atlanta-based exchange announced the cash-and-stock deal in December. Regulators in the U.S. and Europe still have to sign off on it.

ICE plans to put both companies within a new one, ICE Group. The new company's stock would be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ICE's current stock symbol, ICE.