LONDON STOCK EXCHANGE GROUP IN TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIP WITH LIMA STOCK EXCHANGE

London Stock Exchange Group today announced that it has entered into a technology partnership with Bolsa de Valores de Lima. MillenniumIT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group will provide state of the art trading and Smart Order Routing technology to Peru’s markets via its ultra low latency, highly scalable trading platform, Millennium Exchange and Millennium SOR.

Tony Weeresinghe, Director of Global Development at London Stock Exchange Group and CEO of MillenniumIT, said:

“This is a significant achievement for us. Peru is one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies, and there is need for efficient, reliable capital markets infrastructure as business and investment continues to develop there. We look forward to building on this partnership, and playing our part in the next stage of Bolsa de Valores de Lima’s development.”

Francis Stenning, CEO at Bolsa de Valores de Lima, said:

“We are very conscious of the relevance of technology in our business. That is why we believe this upgrade in our electronic trading platform and order routing system will take us to the forefront of technology. It will allow Bolsa de Valores de Lima to keep up with the growing Peruvian economy, provide new services to the local market and increase its efficiency. This will allow us to benefit from better tools and a strategic alliance with one of the most developed stock exchanges in the world, London Stock Exchange Group, and to take advantage of more globally interconnected markets, including MILA.”

 
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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 to 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 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 1,900 people.

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

About MillenniumIT

MillenniumIT is a leading innovative trading technology firm. MillenniumIT’s systems are used by exchange businesses around the world including, Turquoise, ICAP, the London Metal Exchange and a series of emerging market exchanges. MillenniumIT's suite of capital market products include; Millennium Exchange, an ultra low latency, highly scalable trading platform; Millennium SOR, a smart order router; Millennium Surveillance, a market surveillance and regulatory compliance system; and Millennium Depository, providing integrated clearing, settlement and depository functions.  Founded in 1996, and headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, MillenniumIT was acquired by the international diversified exchange business London Stock Exchange Group in October 2009.