Borsa Italiana S.P.A. acquires Pro Mac S.P.A.

Borsa Italiana S.p.A., a subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group, today acquired 94.4 per cent of Pro Mac S.p.A., the company responsible for the promotion of MAC (Mercato Alternativo Del Capitale), for a cash consideration of €5.147 million from 22 existing shareholders of the company, including a number of leading Italian banks and associations. Borsa Italiana will own 99.6 per cent of Pro Mac S.p.A. following the transaction.

MAC isone of the markets dedicated to Italian small and mid-cap companies which is currently managed by Borsa Italiana. The largest Italian banking groups will continue to operate as Sponsors for MAC companies. MAC will maintain its current regulatory framework.

This acquisition will enable Borsa Italiana to further develop markets for Italian small and mid-cap companies, with a focus on providing an integrated management structure better suited to issuers’ needs.

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Notes to editors:

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group is Europe's leading diversified exchange business, incorporating Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange. With over 500 member firms and more than 3,000 companies quoted across its markets, the Group operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe.

The London Stock Exchange itself is the world's most international exchange with around 600 overseas companies from almost 70 countries. These figures include international companies quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), the London Stock Exchange's growth market, and the world's most successful market for small and medium sized enterprises with over 1,200 companies.

The Group offers trading in a wide range of instruments, holding the number one position in the trading of exchange-traded products (ETFs and ETCs) and through its interest in MTS, is Europe’s leading platform for the trading of fixed income products. Through the Order Book for Retail Bonds and Mercato Telematico delle Obbligazioni (MOT) the Group also offers a comprehensive range of UK and European corporate and government bond trading services. Its Italian Derivatives Exchange Market (IDEM) sees over €2.5 billion worth of trading every day and through EDX London the Group provides a facility for the trading of Scandinavian and Russian equity derivatives.

London Stock Exchange Group also offers post-trade services such as netting, clearing and settlement on an efficient and competitive basis. These include services from Monte Titoli, the Central Securities Depository for all Italian financial instruments, and Cassa di Compensazione & Garanzia (CC&G), which in July 2009 was granted Recognised Overseas Clearing House (ROCH) status by the FSA to operate in the UK.

With the acquisition of MillenniumIT, the Group encompasses a leading developer of low cost high performance trading platforms and financial markets software serving both the industry and the Group's own businesses.

Since February 2010 London Stock Exchange Group has owned a majority stake in Turquoise, a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) providing pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading in some 2,000 securities across 19 countries.