June 28, 2011 – 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)