RNS Number : 0927C
London Stock Exchange Group PLC
14 October 2020
 

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF SUCH JURISDICTION

THIS IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT AND NOT A CIRCULAR OR PROSPECTUS OR EQUIVALENT DOCUMENT AND INVESTORS AND PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS SHOULD NOT MAKE ANY INVESTMENT DECISION ON THE BASIS OF ITS CONTENTS. A CIRCULAR IN RELATION TO THE TRANSACTION REFERRED TO IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN PUBLISHED TODAY.

14 October 2020

LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP PLC ("LSEG PLC")

PUBLICATION OF CIRCULAR AND NOTICE OF GENERAL MEETING

LSEG plc announced on 9 October 2020 that it had agreed to sell its entire shareholding in London Stock Exchange Group Holding Italia S.p.A. ("LSEG Italia") to Euronext N.V. (the "Transaction").  The Transaction constitutes a related party transaction for LSEG plc under the Listing Rules and is conditional upon, amongst other things, the approval of LSEG Shareholders.

LSEG plc has today published a shareholder circular in relation to the Transaction (the "Circular") and has convened a general meeting of LSEG plc's shareholders ("LSEG Shareholders") at 10.30 a.m. on 3 November 2020 at 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS (the "LSEG General Meeting") to consider and approve the Transaction. A notice of the LSEG General Meeting is included in the Circular and a form of proxy will be made available to LSEG Shareholders. As a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic and the legislative measures and associated guidance introduced by the UK government in response, for the safety of LSEG Shareholders, our employees, our advisers and the general public, the LSEG General Meeting will be held as a closed meeting.

Attendance by LSEG Shareholders or their appointed proxies (other than the Chair of the LSEG General Meeting) at the LSEG General Meeting in person will not be possible. In order to ensure that votes are counted, LSEG plc's board encourages LSEG Shareholders to appoint the Chair of the LSEG General Meeting as their proxy with their voting instructions. The appointment of a person other than the Chair of the LSEG General Meeting as proxy will not be valid, as that person will not be permitted to attend the meeting in person to vote on the LSEG Shareholder's behalf.

If LSEG Shareholders have any questions for the Board in relation to the Transaction before the LSEG General Meeting, these can be sent by email to ir@lseg.com. The Board will endeavour to answer the key themes of these questions as soon as practicable. 

 

The expected timetable of principal events in relation to the LSEG General Meeting is as follows:

Event                                                                                                                                              Expected time/date

Deadline for lodging Forms of Proxy/ CREST Proxy Instructions                        10.30 a.m. on 30 October 2020

Voting Record Time                                                                                                        6.30 p.m. on 30 October 2020

LSEG General Meeting                                                                                             10.30 a.m. on 3 November 2020

 

 

 

Availability of Circular

Copies of the Circular and certain other documents in relation to the Transaction are available for inspection on LSEG plc's website at www.lseg.com/investor-relations. 

A copy of the Circular will also be submitted to the National Storage Mechanism, where it will shortly be available for inspection at https://data.fca.org.uk/#/nsm/nationalstoragemechanism.

LSEG Shareholders who have elected to receive printed shareholder documents will receive, amongst other documents, a hard copy of the Circular. Other LSEG Shareholders will be notified that the Circular is available online.

LSEG plc shareholders who have elected not to receive hard copies of LSEG Shareholder communications may request a hard copy of the Circular and certain other documents in relation to the Transaction by writing to LSEG plc's registrar, Equiniti, at Aspect House, Spencer Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN99 6DA, or by calling Equiniti between 8.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. (London time), Monday to Friday (excluding English and Welsh public holidays), on 0371 384 2544 from within the UK, or on +44 (0) 121 415 7047, if calling from outside the UK. Calls from outside the UK will be charged at the applicable international rate. Calls will be recorded and monitored for training and security purposes. LSEG Shareholders will need to provide their full name and the full address to which the hard copy of the documents should be sent.

Enquiries

 

For further information, please contact:

 

London Stock Exchange Group plc

Gavin Sullivan, Lucie Holloway (Media)

+44 (0)20 7797 1222

Paul Froud (Investors)

+44 (0)20 7797 3322

 

Goldman Sachs (Lead Financial Adviser to LSEG plc)





FX de Mallmann, Mark Sorrell, James Lucas

+44

(0)20

7774

1000

Morgan Stanley (Lead Financial Adviser to LSEG plc)





Matthew Jarman, Vipin Chhajer, Duncan Williamson

+44

(0)20

7425

8000

Robey Warshaw (Lead Financial Adviser to LSEG plc)





Simon Robey, Philip Apostolides

+44

(0)20

7317

3900

Barclays (Corporate Broker, Financial Adviser and Sponsor to LSEG plc)





Andrew Tusa, Ben Plant, Hugh Moran

+ 44

(0)20

7623

2323

RBC Capital Markets (Corporate Broker to LSEG plc)





Oliver Asplin Hearsey, Marcus Jackson

+44

(0)20

7653

4000

Teneo (Communications Adviser to LSEG plc)





Lucas van Praag, Philip Gawith, Doug Campbell

+44

(0)20

7420

3183

 

This announcement is made on behalf of LSEG plc by Lisa Condron, the Group Company Secretary of LSEG plc.

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