What happens to my shares position if the company is involved in a takeover?

The affect that a takeover will have on an existing position will vary, depending on whether the takeover is completed using cash, stock or a mixture of the two.

Cash takeovers

IG will attempt to accept the offer when it is declared wholly unconditional in all respects. Your position will be closed out when the cash is received at the offer price and adjusted for interest, depending on the contract of the trade.

Stock takeovers

IG will attempt to accept the offer when it is declared wholly unconditional in all respects. The original position will be closed, and a new position will be opened to reflect the terms of the takeover, based on the previous night’s closing price. Any stops or limits will be adjusted accordingly.

Cash and stock takeovers

IG will attempt to accept the offer when it is declared wholly unconditional in all respects. The original position will be closed, and a new position will be opened to reflect the terms of the takeover, based on the previous night’s closing price and the cash offer. Any attached stops or limits will be adjusted.

Please note: This information is intended as a generic example, and subject to change at any point.  It may not apply in every scenario.

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