NYSE had several concerns about Nasdaq bid-source

NEW YORK, April 10 (Reuters) – NYSE Euronext’s (NYX.N: Quote, Profile, Research)
board had several objections to a potential takeover of the
exchange operator by Nasdaq OMX Group Inc (NDAQ.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and
IntercontinentalExchange Inc (ICE.N: Quote, Profile, Research), a person familiar with
the board’s thinking said on Sunday.

The board was concerned about the Nasdaq group’s lack of
committed financing, the potential debt burden, antitrust
problems and job losses in New York City that could result from
a transaction, said the source, who requested anonymity because
of a lack of authority to speak for the company.

NYSE Euronext on Sunday separately reaffirmed its
commitment to be acquired by Deutsche Boerse AG (DB1Gn.DE: Quote, Profile, Research).
(Reporting by Jonathan Spicer in New York; Writing by Jonathan
Stempel)

NYSE had several concerns about Nasdaq bid-source