London Stock Exchange Group Plc general meeting resolution results

London Stock Exchange Group Plc General Meeting resolution results relating to the proposed acquisition of a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet Group Limited

03/04/2012

London Stock Exchange Group plc ("LSEG" or the "Company") announces that at the General Meeting of the Company held today relating to the proposed acquisition of a majority stake in LCH.Clearnet Group Limited ("LCH.Clearnet") (the "Transaction") which was announced on 9 March 2012, the resolution to approve the Transaction and to authorise the directors of the Company to take all necessary steps to implement the Transaction was duly passed by LSEG shareholders on a poll.

The number of shares in issue at the date of the meeting was 271,108,651 ordinary shares and each share attracted one vote. The results of the vote are as follows:

 

In Favour

Against

Withheld

Votes

224,573,937

196,669

1,513,803

% of votes cast

99.91%

0.09%

N/A

In addition, LSEG is pleased to announce that at LCH.Clearnet's general meeting of shareholders held earlier today, LCH.Clearnet shareholders duly passed the proposed special resolution to adopt new articles of association of LCH.Clearnet conditional upon completion of the Transaction and authorise the directors of LCH.Clearnet to declare a special dividend with 34,032,447 (94.37 per cent.) of the votes received being in favour and 2,031,632 (5.63 per cent.) being against.

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

Notes to the table:

  • Votes in favour include proxy votes where the Chairman was given discretion how to vote.
  • Votes withheld are not counted in the calculation of the proportion of votes for or against a resolution.
  • In accordance with Listing Rules 9.6.2R and 9.6.3R, the full text of the resolutions passed at the LSEG General Meeting has been submitted to the UK Listing Authority. They will shortly be available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism at: www.Hemscott.com/nsm.do