CEO Comment

CEO Comment

H1 2021 Interim Report

6 August 2021

David Schwimmer, CEO said:

“LSEG has delivered a good financial performance in the first half of the year, reflecting revenue growth across all divisions.

"We are executing well on our integration plans to deliver the strategic and financial benefits of the Refinitiv transaction. Our cost synergy programme is ahead of plan with £77 million of run-rate savings achieved at H1 and our revenue synergy programme is on track.

"We continue to invest in projects that enhance our customer offering and deliver a more scalable and efficient business, particularly in Data & Analytics. This will support our revenue growth ambitions and lead to further operating margin improvement. The reduction of leverage during the period reinforces our strong financial position and, with our mix of world-class assets and unique positioning in growing markets, we look forward to further progress during the rest of the year.”