27 February 2019 - Further to the Provisional Findings published by the UK Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA") on 28 November 2018 and taking into account subsequent interaction with the CMA, Experian does not believe that the CMA will approve the proposed acquisition of ClearScore on satisfactory terms, despite the dynamism and competitive nature of the market, and the customer benefits arising from the proposed transaction. Experian and ClearScore's shareholders have therefore taken the decision to abandon the proposed transaction.
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