London Stock Exchange Group confirms exclusive discussions with LCH.Clearnet

London Stock Exchange Group is pleased to confirm that it has entered into exclusive discussions with LCH.Clearnet regarding a potential transaction. Work is focused and on-going, with a view to moving towards an agreement, though at this stage there can be no certainty that any transaction will result.


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About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) sits at the heart of the world’s financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS, Europe's leading fixed income market; and Turquoise, offering pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading. Through its markets, the Group offers international business unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets.The Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software and also offers its customers around the world an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. 

Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1500 people. Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at