London Stock Exchange Group Board appointments

London Stock Exchange Group (the “Group”) today announces the appointments of Professor Lex Hoogduin as Non-Executive Director and David Nish as Independent Non-Executive Director to its Board, effective immediately.

Professor Lex Hoogduin is currently Chairman of LCH.Clearnet Group Limited. Professor Hoogduin previously served as Executive Director at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) from January 2009 until July 2011, where his responsibilities included economic policy and research, financial stability, financial markets, statistics and payment, clearing and settlement systems. He has also held a number of economic advisory positions as Chief Economist at Robeco, Managing Director of the IRIS research institute and advisor to the first president of the ECB.

David Nish was the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Life Plc from January 2010 to September 2015. He joined the company as Group Finance Director in November 2006. Mr. Nish was previously the Group Finance Director of Scottish Power plc from 1999 to 2005 and a former Partner at Price Waterhouse. He is a Non-Executive Director of the UK Green Investment Bank Plc and, with effect from 1 January 2016, Vodafone Group plc. Previously, he has been a Non-Executive Director of Northern Foods plc, Thus plc, HDFC Life (India) and was Deputy Chairman of the Association of British Insurers.

Donald Brydon, Chairman, London Stock Exchange Group said:
“I am delighted to welcome Lex Hoogduin and David Nish to the Group Board. Both bring additional financial and capital markets experience to the Board, which will be of great value to the Group as we continue to strengthen our position as a leading, global markets infrastructure provider.”

There are no other matters relating to the new directors which would require disclosure under Listing Rules 9.6.13R.


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Notes to Editors:

Biography: Professor Lex Hoogduin
Lex Hoogduin became Chairman of LCH.Clearnet Group in March 2015. He originally joined the Group as an INED in September 2012 and has previously chaired the Risk Committees for its UK, French and US legal entity boards. Professor Hoogduin was an Executive Director at De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) from January 2009 until July 2011, responsible for economic policy and research, financial stability, financial markets, statistics and payment, clearing and settlement systems. Between 2005 and 2008, he was the Chief Economist of Robeco and Managing Director of the IRIS research institute. Prior to this, he was division director of Scientific Research at DNB and was also an advisor of Wim Duisenberg, the first president of the ECB.

Professor Hoogduin is a part-time professor in complexity and uncertainty in financial markets and financial institutions at the State University of Groningen. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D in Economics from State University of Groningen.

Biography: David Nish  
David Nish successfully led Standard Life Plc as Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 to September 2015. He joined the company as Group Finance Director in November 2006. Mr. Nish was the Group Finance Director of Scottish Power plc from 1999 to 2005 and is a former Partner at Price Waterhouse.

He is a Non-Executive Director of the UK Green Investment Bank Plc and, with effect from 1 January 2016, Vodafone Group plc. and is a member of the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. He has previously been a Non-Executive Director of Northern Foods plc, Thus plc, HDFC Life (India) and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. He was also Deputy Chairman of the Association of British Insurers, a member of the City UK Board Advisory Committee and a member of the Financial Services Advisory Board of the Scottish Government.

About London Stock Exchange Group:
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

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, a pan-European equities MTF. It is also home to one of the world’s leading growth markets for SMEs, AIM. Through its platforms, the Group offers international business and investors unrivalled access to Europe's capital markets.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of multi-asset global CCP operator, LCH.Clearnet Group, LSEG operates CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, the T2S-ready European settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s newly established CSD based in Luxembourg.

The Group is a global leader in indexing and analytic solutions. FTSE Russell offers thousands of indexes that measure and benchmark markets around the world. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, and RNS.

London Stock Exchange Group is a leading developer of high performance trading platforms and capital markets software for customers around the world. Currently, over 40 organisations and exchanges use the Group’s MillenniumIT trading, surveillance and post trade technology, including the Group’s own markets.

Headquartered in London, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,700 people.

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