20 September 2007

London Stock Exchange Group plc ("the Exchange") notes that the Qatar Investment Authority (" the QIA") has acquired a 20 per cent holding in the company. The Board of the Exchange is very happy to welcome the QIA as a long term investor in the company.

The QIA and the Exchange have a long standing relationship based on plans to develop the Qatar marketplace and its potential for regional leadership in financial services. The Exchange believes that, given the strength of Qatar's economy and the development of Doha as a major financial centre, there are significant opportunities to build further this relationship to the mutual benefit of both parties.

Clara Furse, Chief Executive of the Exchange, said:

"The QIA has an impressive track record of making substantial long term investments in growth companies, so we are delighted to see that it recognises the Exchange's unique strategic position and excellent prospects. We look forward with confidence to delivering a full agenda and our wider global strategy".

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