CEO Comment

Interim Results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2016

4 August 2016

Commenting on performance for the period, Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive said:

“The Group has delivered another good financial performance, with growth across all of our core business areas.  In particular, FTSE Russell has performed well and LCH has made further good progress in its OTC clearing services.  Our Capital Markets businesses have also performed well in a period marked by volatile market conditions.  

“The Group is well diversified both by business activity and by geography, with operations in the UK, continental Europe, United States and Asia.  By successfully operating a full range of open access market infrastructure services, we are well positioned to navigate political and macroeconomic changes. 

“During the period, we announced our all share merger with Deutsche Börse, to create a global markets infrastructure group, anchored in Europe, with substantial revenue and cost synergies benefitting our customers and shareholders.  We are delighted to have achieved shareholder approvals and are now focused on securing regulatory consents.”