CEO Comment

2017 Q1 Interim Management Statement

26 April 2017

Commenting on performance in Q1, Xavier Rolet, Chief Executive said:

“The Group has made a strong start to the year with growth across all of our core businesses.  In particular, we recorded strong results in the SwapClear OTC clearing service, and at FTSE Russell.  We also have the first contribution from Mergent, having completed the transaction at the start of the quarter.

“We are well positioned as an open access financial markets infrastructure group to benefit from the introduction of MiFID II and remain focused on executing our strategy, partnering with customers and delivering value for shareholders.  We continue to be actively engaged in exploring selective ongoing organic and inorganic investments in order to drive further growth.”