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Changes to Directors on LSEG Board

04 Giu 2010 - 09:00

London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) announces that Gay Huey Evans and Paul Heiden have today joined the Board of LSEG as independent Non-Executive Directors and that Raffaele Jerusalmi today joined as an Executive Director.  Paul Heiden will chair the Audit Committee and Gay Huey Evans will join the Audit and Remuneration Committees.

Oscar Fanjul and Nigel Stapleton have both announced they will not be seeking re-election at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting and will therefore step down on 14 July.

The Board has carried out a review of its composition and this is the first step in refreshing its membership, including some long-serving Non-Executive Directors over the next 12 months.

Chris Gibson-Smith, Chairman of LSEG, commented:

"I would like to thank Oscar and Nigel for their respective nine years on the Board and their substantial contributions during this time.  Both have seen the Group through its development as a listed company during an exciting and eventful period, including the merger with Borsa Italiana.  We are grateful for their invaluable advice as Chairmen and members of Board committees.

"I am very pleased to welcome Gay and Paul to the Board.  The Board already knows Raffaele well and we are delighted to welcome him as an Executive Director.  Gay, Paul and Raffaele will add to the skills, knowledge and experience of the Board as we take the business to the next stage of its development."

Oscar Fanjul joined the Board in 2001 and currently chairs the Audit Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.  Nigel Stapleton also joined the Board in 2001 and has served on and chaired the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committees.

Gay Huey Evans is Vice Chairman Investment Banking and Investment Management at Barclays plc where she recently managed relationships with Sovereign Funds across the Barclays Group.  She previously worked at Citibank between 2005 and 2008 and before that was Director of Markets Division and Head of Capital Markets Sector at the Financial Services Authority.

Paul Heiden is Executive Chairman of Talaris Topco Limited and Independent Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group Plc.  He has also recently been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Meggitt plc.  He was CEO of FKI plc, the diversified engineering group, and prior to that was Group Finance Director of Rolls Royce plc.  He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Raffaele Jerusalmi is Director of Capital Markets at the London Stock Exchange Group and Chief Executive Officer of Borsa Italiana.  He is also a board member of Borsa Italiana, Monte Titoli, CC&G, MTS and EDX.  Prior to joining Borsa Italiana in 1998, he was head of trading for Italian fixed income at Credit Suisse First Boston and member of the proprietary trading group in London from 1996 to 1998.

There are no other matters relating to the new directors which would require disclosure under Listing Rules 9.6.13R other than as set out below.

For further information, please contact:
Patrick Humphris                              Press Office +44 (0)20 7797 1222
                                                              newsroom@londonstockexchange.com
Anna Mascioni, Luca Grassis         Press Office +39 02 72426 264
                                                              media.relations@borsaitaliana.it
Paul Froud                                          Investor Relations +44 (0)20 7797 3322

Notes to editors:

Paul Heiden
Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in June 2010. He is Independent Non-Executive Director of United Utilities Group plc and has also recently been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Meggitt plc.  Previously Chief Executive Officer of FKI plc from 2003 to 2008, Non-Executive director of Bunzl plc from 1998 to 2005 and Non-Executive Director of Filtrona plc from 2005 to 2006.

Gay Huey Evans 
Non-Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in June 2010.

Raffaele Jerusalmi
Executive Director
Appointed to the Board in June 2010.  Raffaele has been a board member of Borsa Italiana since 1998.

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group is Europe's leading diversified exchange business, incorporating Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange. With over 500 member firms and more than 3,000 companies quoted across its markets, the Group operates the largest and most liquid equity marketplace in Europe.
The London Stock Exchange itself is the world's most international exchange with more than 600 overseas companies from over 70 countries. These figures include international companies quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), the London Stock Exchange's growth market, and the world's most successful market for small and medium sized enterprises with over 1,200 companies.
The Group offers trading in a wide range of instruments, holding the number one position in the trading of exchange-traded products (ETFs and ETCs) and through its interest in MTS, is Europe's leading platform for the trading of fixed income products. Through the Order Book for Retail Bonds and Mercato Telematico delle Obbligazioni (MOT) the Group also offers a comprehensive range of UK and European corporate and government bond trading services. Its Italian Derivatives Exchange Market (IDEM) sees over €2.5 billion worth of trading every day and through EDX London the Group provides a facility for the trading of Scandinavian and Russian equity derivatives.
London Stock Exchange Group also offers post-trade services such as netting, clearing and settlement on an efficient and competitive basis. These include services from Monte Titoli, the Central Securities Depository for all Italian financial instruments, and Cassa di Compensazione & Garanzia (CC&G), which in July 2009 was granted Recognised Overseas Clearing House (ROCH) status by the FSA to operate in the UK.
With the acquisition of MillenniumIT, the Group encompasses a leading developer of low cost high performance trading platforms and financial markets software serving both the industry and the Group's own businesses.
Since February 2010 London Stock Exchange Group has owned a majority stake in Turquoise, a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) providing pan-European and US lit and dark equity trading in approximately 2,000 securities across 19 countries.