CEO Comment

Interim Results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2017

3 August 2017

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

“The Group has produced a strong financial performance, with good income growth across all of our core business areas. FTSE Russell and LCH OTC clearing services performed strongly, with double-digit growth at both businesses.

"As well as continuing to deliver organic growth, during the period we announced the acquisition of The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indicies business. At our Investor Update in June, we set out targets for further strong financial performance, based on continued execution of our successful growth strategy. The Group remains well placed, diversified both by business activity and by geography. Our Open Access approach and strong customer partnerships also position us well for the implementation of MiFID II, starting in just over 20 weeks' time."