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LCH.Clearnet Group Limited results 2012

Year of significant strategic and operational progress

15 February 2013

LCH.Clearnet Group Limited (LCH.Clearnet) today announces its results for the year ended 31 December 2012.

Strategic and operational highlights

Financial highlights

Commenting on performance Ian Axe, Group Chief Executive, said:

"Last year saw unprecedented stress in European sovereign debt markets and extensive global financial regulatory reforms covering CCPs. LCH.Clearnet came through for clients and regulators demonstrating once again our effectiveness within the global capital markets risk management framework. A €127.5 million profit is sound evidence of how we strengthened our financial stability and is proof of our longevity. We also achieved a number of important milestones in our strategic development, including reinforcing our leading market position in Europe by growing our OTC businesses and extending our horizontal exchange model, as well as investing in the US and Asia. We are in a strong position to leverage further our strengths as the leading multi-asset class, multi-venue clearer."


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For further information please contact

LCH.Clearnet: Juliana Wheeler 020 7426 7638
Brunswick Group: Andrew Garfield / Elvira Eilert Pignal 020 7404 5959

About LCH.Clearnet

LCH.Clearnet is a leading multi-national clearing house group, 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, commodities, energy, freight, foreign exchange derivatives, interest rate swaps, CDS 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.

A clearing house sits in the middle of a trade, assuming the counterparty risk involved when two parties (or members) trade. When the trade is registered with a clearing house, it becomes the legal counterparty to the trade, ensuring the financial performance; if one of the parties fails, the clearing house steps in. By assuming the counterparty risk, the clearing house underpins many important financial markets, facilitating trading and increasing confidence within the market.

Initial and variation margin (or collateral) is collected from clearing members; should they fail, this margin is used to fulfill their obligations. The amount of margin is decided by the clearing house’s risk management teams, who assess a member’s positions and market risk on a daily basis. Both the soundness of the risk management approach and the resilience of its systems have been proven in recent times. LCH.Clearnet is regulated or overseen by the national securities regulator and/or central bank in each jurisdiction from which it operates.


This announcement contains certain forward looking statements, which are made by the Directors in good faith based on the information available to them at the time of their approval of this announcement. Generally, the words "will", "may", "should", "continue", "expects", "intends", "anticipates" or similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Statements contained in this announcement should be treated with caution due to the inherent uncertainties, including economic, regulatory and business risk factors, underlying any such forward-looking statements.