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BRIEF-Deutsche Boerse Confirms Strategy After Borsa Italiana Rebuff

Sept 18 (Reuters) - Deutsche Boerse AG:

* HAVE TAKEN NOTE OF THE DECISION BY THE LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP

* BELIEVE THAT WE SUBMITTED AN ATTRACTIVE OFFER FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE BORSA ITALIANA GROUP

* COULD HAVE CREATED SUBSTANTIAL VALUE FOR BORSA ITALIANA THROUGH FUTURE GROWTH AND EXPANSION OF THE ITALIAN AND EUROPEAN CAPITAL MARKETS

* OFFER FOCUSED ON STRATEGIC SYNERGIES, HIGH DEGREE OF AUTONOMY FOR ITALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE, RATHER THAN INVOLVEMENT OF ITALIAN PARTNERS ON DEUTSCHE BOERSE GROUP LEVEL

* EVERY M&A TRANSACTION MUST BE FINANCIALLY AND STRUCTURALLY ATTRACTIVE TO OUR INVESTORS

* NO CHANGES TO OUR ROADMAP 2020 GROWTH STRATEGY

* WELL POSITIONED TO CONTINUE GROWING ORGANICALLY AND THROUGH ACQUISITIONS Background: (Reporting by Tom Sims and Berlin Speed Desk)

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