London Stock Exchange Group Welcomes Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti

London Stock Exchange Group today hosted Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti, at its London Headquarters in Paternoster Square. Prime Minister Monti addressed a senior audience of UK based financiers, executives and leading City figures outlining his vision for the Italian economy before attending a press conference with international media.

Speaking at the event, Chris Gibson Smith, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group plc said:

“We are honoured to host Prime Minister Monti at the London Stock Exchange today. I hope today’s event will further strengthen the relationship between the UK and Italy, so that we can all, in our different capacities, work together to address the vital growth needed to drive Europe’s economic recovery.

“As the world’s most international capital market we are proud of our overseas partnerships. None more so than our merger with Borsa Italiana which considerably strengthens our offering not only to companies, issuers and investors but around the world. Borsa Italiana’s continued success as part of the London Stock Exchange Group is symbolic of the deep economic ties between our two countries.”

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Tom Gilbert
Press Office +44 (0)20 7797 1222
newsroom@londonstockexchange.com

Notes to editors:

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 UK and Russian derivatives trading, 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 access and an extensive range of real-time and reference data products and market-leading post-trade services. The Group is also home to a world leading index provider FTSE, which creates and manages of over 200,000 equity, bond and alternative asset class indices. Headquartered in London, United Kingdom with significant operations in Italy and Sri Lanka, the Group employs around 1,850 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.londonstockexchangegroup.com