LSE's Rolet confident TMX merger vote will succeed

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LONDON (Reuters) - The London Stock Exchange <LSE.L> will proceed as planned with this week's vote on its takeover of Canadian group TMX <X.TO> and is confident shareholders will back the deal, chief executive Xavier Rolet said on Tuesday.

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"Yes, absolutely," Rolet told Reuters when asked if he was confident the deal will win shareholder backing on Thursday.

The LSE, which has made a friendly bid for TMX Group, faces a rival offer from the Maple Group, a consortium of Canadian financial institutions and pension funds.

(Reporting by Huw Jones; Editing by Dan Lalor)