LSEG posts shareholder circular & offer document in respect of its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet Ltd

LSEG posts shareholder circular & offer document in respect of its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet Ltd

Further to the announcement made by London Stock Exchange Group plc ("LSEG") and LCH.Clearnet Group Limited ("LCH.Clearnet") on 9 March 2012, LSEG announces that its shareholder circular (the “Circular”) relating to the proposed acquisition of a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet (the “Transaction”) will be posted to LSEG’s shareholders today. LSEG also announces that the LSEG offer document relating to the Transaction will be posted to LCH.Clearnet shareholders today.

The Circular contains a notice convening a general meeting of LSEG shareholders to approve the proposed acquisition (the “General Meeting”). The General Meeting will be held at 9:30 am on 03 April 2012 at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, 65 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1HT. Shareholders may appoint a proxy by completing the form of proxy enclosed with the Circular. Alternatively, shareholders may register their proxy appointment electronically. The procedures and timings for the appointment of a proxy are set out in the notes to the notice of the General Meeting on pages 167 to 169 of the Circular.

The Circular is available for viewing on the investor relations section of LSEG’s website at A copy of the Circular will also be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at:

For further information please contact:

London Stock Exchange Group

Victoria Brough
(Media) +44 (0) 20 7797 1222
Paul Froud
(Investor Relations) +44 (0) 20 7797 3322

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