London Stock Exchange Group makes new hire to lead corporate communications and media relations

London Stock Exchange Group makes new hire to lead corporate communications and media relations

London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) today announces the appointment of Victoria Brough to head up the Group's corporate communications and media relations function. She will take up her new post on 20 September, reporting directly to Group CEO, Xavier Rolet.

Victoria has an outstanding track record in the field of media relations and corporate communications and will be joining the London Stock Exchange Group from Thomson Reuters where she is currently Head of External Affairs, EMEA. Prior to this she was a Director at leading London corporate and financial communications consultancies, Powerscourt and Citigate Dewe Rogerson. As an economics graduate, chartered accountant and former investment banker, she also brings to the London Stock Exchange a strong financial and commercial background.

Commenting on the appointment, Xavier Rolet said:

"We are delighted to welcome Victoria to the senior team at the London Stock Exchange. She brings media relations skills of the highest pedigree and has a record of delivering successful and cohesive corporate affairs programmes at both board and operational levels. These skills will ensure that the London Stock Exchange continues to maintain constructive and effective dialogue with all our opinion formers and media commentators. I am looking forward to working with her to develop our media and external communication strategy, ensuring we get our messages out as effectively as possible."


For further information, please contact:

Patrick Humphris Press Office +44 (0)20 7797 1222

Victoria Brough +44 (0) 7967 044 840

Notes to editors:

Victoria Brough - Career History

2008 - 2010

Thomson Reuters - Head of External Affairs, EMEA

2007 - 2008

Reuters - Global Head of Financial PR

2005 - 2007

Powerscourt - Director, Financial & Corporate Affairs

2002 - 2005

Citigate Dewe Rogerson - Director, Financial & Corporate Public Relations

2000 - 2002

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein - Corporate Finance

1999 - 2000

Singer & Friedlander - Corporate Finance

1995 - 1999

Price Waterhouse - Audit and Business Advisory

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.