XL Group shareholders approved the merger agreement with AXA

XL Group announced today that its common shareholders have approved an agreement for AXA to acquire 100% of XL Group for a total consideration of approx. USD 15.3 billion, to be fully paid in cash.

Under the terms of the transaction, XL Group shareholders will receive USD 57.60 per share. The transaction is expected to be completed during the second half of 2018 subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of required regulatory approvals.

XL Group's Chief Executive Officer, Mike McGavick, said: "We are pleased with our shareholders' vote of confidence in supporting all matters, including the AXA transaction. In AXA we have found a like-minded partner committed to innovation and moving our industry forward. Becoming a part of AXA provides unrivalled opportunity to accelerate our strategy with new strength and dimension. Based on today's vote, it is clear that our shareholders share this same vision and opportunity for XL Group."

Upon completion of the transaction, the combined operations of XL Group, AXA Corporate Solutions (AXA's large commercial P&C and specialty business) and AXA Art will be led by Greg HENDRICK, currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of XL Group, who will be appointed CEO of the combined entity and join AXA Group's management committee, reporting to AXA Group Chief Executive Officer Thomas BUBERL.

Following the closing of the transaction, Mike McGavick will become Vice-Chairman of the combined P&C Commercial lines operations and special adviser to Thomas BUBERL to advise on integration-related and other strategic matters.

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