January 28, 2021

LSEG all-share acquisition of Refinitiv - update

Further to the announcement on 19 January 2021, London Stock Exchange Group plc (“LSEG” or the “Company”) confirms that, subject to completion of its all-share acquisition of Refinitiv (the “Transaction”) occurring on 29 January as expected, 179,610,123 consideration shares comprising: (i) 112,254,597 voting ordinary shares with a nominal value of 679/86 pence each; and (ii) 67,355,526 limited-voting ordinary shares with a nominal value of 679/86 pence each (which limited-voting ordinary shares will not be admitted to listing or trading), will be issued to the Refinitiv Sellers to satisfy the consideration due under the terms of the Transaction.

LSEG also confirms, as described in the prospectus published on 9 December 2020 (the “Prospectus”), that admission of the entire enlarged voting ordinary share capital of LSEG (including the 112,254,597 voting ordinary shares issued to the Refinitiv Sellers), consisting of a total of 463,841,689 voting ordinary shares, to the premium segment of the Official List and to trading on London Stock Exchange’s Main Market is also expected to take place at 8:00am on 29 January 2021 (“Admission”).

Subject to Admission, LSEG confirms that its share capital will consist of: (i) 463,841,689 voting ordinary shares with a nominal value of 679/86 pence each, which carry one vote each; and (ii) 67,355,526 limited-voting ordinary shares with a nominal value of 679/86 pence each, which carry one tenth of a vote each. LSEG does not hold any shares in treasury. 

Unless defined otherwise, capitalised terms in this announcement shall have the same meaning as in the Prospectus.

This announcement is made on behalf of LSEG by Lisa Condron, the Group Company Secretary of LSEG.

About LSEG

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) is a leading global financial markets infrastructure and data provider, playing a vital social and economic role in the world’s financial system.

With our open approach, trusted expertise and global scale, we enable the sustainable growth and stability of our customers and their communities. We are dedicated partners with extensive experience, deep knowledge and a worldwide presence in data and analytics; indices; capital formation; and trade execution, clearing and risk management across multiple asset classes. 

LSEG is headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in 70 countries across EMEA, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific. We employ 23,000 people globally, more than half located in Asia Pacific. LSEG’s ticker symbol is LSEG.


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