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28 May 2013

LCH.Clearnet Group Limited ("LCH.Clearnet") today announces that the Capital Raise of €320 million which was launched on 1 May 2013, in order to meet increased regulatory capital requirements, has been successfully completed.

As announced on 7 March 2013, London Stock Exchange Group participated in the Capital Raise pro rata to its 57.8% shareholding following completion of its majority acquisition, corresponding to €185 million and NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. increased its stake in LCH.Clearnet from 3.7% of the pre-enlarged share capital to 5.0% of the share capital as enlarged by the Capital Raise. Other continuing shareholders contributed the remainder of the amount of the Capital Raise.

As a result of the new shares issued in the Capital Raise, LCH.Clearnet now has 74,193,811 ordinary shares in issue.

Ian Axe, CEO of LCH.Clearnet, said:

"We would like to thank our shareholders for their capital commitments, which have demonstrated confidence in our strategic and operational objectives. With this strong financial foundation, we now look forward to serving our clients and continuing to build the world's leading global multi-asset, multi-venue clearing and risk management business."

For further information please contact:

Juliana Wheeler  +44 (0) 20 7426 7638 

About LCH.Clearnet:

The LCH.Clearnet Group is a leading multi-asset class and multi-national clearing house, serving major exchanges and platforms as well as a range of OTC markets.

LCH.Clearnet’s world-class risk management framework provides the markets with exceptional levels of protection. Both the soundness of its risk management approach and the resilience of its systems have been proven in recent times. As demand for robust clearing services continues to grow, LCH.Clearnet is committed to setting and maintaining the highest standards across all asset classes cleared.
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