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3 April 2012

This announcement is made by LCH.Clearnet Group Limited ("LCH.Clearnet") in connection with the proposed acquisition of a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet by the London Stock Exchange Group plc, announced on 9 March 2012 (the "Transaction").

LCH.Clearnet announces that at its general meeting of shareholders held earlier today, the following special resolution was duly passed on a poll by LCH.Clearnet's shareholders with 34,032,447 (94.37 per cent.) votes received being in favour and 2,031,632 (5.63 per cent.) being against:

a) the adoption of new articles of association of LCH.Clearnet conditional upon completion of the Transaction; and

b) the authorisation of the directors of LCH.Clearnet to declare a special dividend as an interim dividend on the terms set out in the Offer Document.

In addition, LCH.Clearnet is pleased to announce that at LSEG's general meeting of shareholders held earlier today, LSEG shareholders duly passed the resolution to approve the Transaction.

Completion of the Transaction is expected by the fourth quarter of 2012 and is subject to regulatory and other approvals, including anti-trust clearance.

Jacques Aigrain, Chairman of LCH.Clearnet said:

We are delighted that our shareholders have voted to support overwhelmingly our agreement to partner with LSEG. We look forward to working together to build on our respective strengths as we seek to deliver one of the premier global multi-asset, multi-venue clearing and risk management businesses.


J.P. Morgan (Financial Advisers to LCH.Clearnet)

Jeremy Capstick        +44 (0) 20 7742 4000
Giuseppe Esposito

Brunswick Group(Communications Advisers to LCH.Clearnet)

Andrew Garfield        +44 (0) 20 7404 5959
Claire Boszko

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Information on LCH.Clearnet

LCH.Clearnet is the leading independent central counterparty group (CCP) in Europe, serving major international exchanges and platforms, as well as a range of OTC markets.  It clears a broad range of asset classes including: securities, exchange traded derivatives, energy, freight, interbank interest rate swaps and euro and sterling denominated bonds and repos; and works closely with market participants and exchanges to identify and develop clearing services for new asset classes.

LCH.Clearnet is regulated or overseen by the national securities regulator and/or central bank in each jurisdiction from which it operates.