Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) (the “Company”) today announced that, based on a preliminary count of the votes cast at the Company’s special meeting of stockholders held today, Dun & Bradstreet stockholders voted to approve the proposed merger transaction with an investor group led by affiliates of CC Capital Partners LLC, Bilcar, LLC, Cannae Holdings, Inc. and funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P.
Based on the preliminary count, approximately 26.7 million shares were voted in favor of the merger proposal. The favorable vote represents 71.9% of the total outstanding and 99.0% of the total shares voted. As of September 28, 2018, the record date for the special meeting, there were approximately 37.1 million shares of Dun & Bradstreet common stock outstanding.
The proposed merger transaction remains subject to approval by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service and the UK Financial Conduct Authority and certain other customary closing conditions, and is expected to close no later than during the first quarter of 2019.
The independent Inspector of Elections, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., will tabulate all proxies and ballots submitted at the special meeting. Final results will be reported on a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission after the votes have been tabulated and certified.
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Source: Dun & Bradstreet SEC Filing