TIDMLSEG

RNS Number : 2969O

London Stock Exchange Group PLC

30 January 2023

London Stock Exchange Group plc

Strategic Partnership with Microsoft - Completion of Share Purchase

London Stock Exchange Group plc ("LSEG") today announces that, further to its announcement of 12 December 2022 with respect to its 10-year strategic partnership with Microsoft Corporation ("Microsoft"), Microsoft has completed the acquisition of 21,164,022 voting ordinary shares in LSEG from York Holdings II Limited ("Holdings II") and York Holdings III Limited ("Holdings III"), entities owned by certain investment funds affiliated with Blackstone, an affiliate of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and an affiliate of GIC Special Investments Pte. Ltd, and by Thomson Reuters, the former Refinitiv shareholders. As a result of the acquisition, Microsoft holds a voting interest in LSEG of approximately 4.2%, based on the total voting rights in LSEG as of close of business on 27 January 2023.

In accordance with LR 9.6.16R of the FCA's Listing Rules, LSEG notes that the disposal by Holdings II and Holdings III to Microsoft was made pursuant to a variation of the lock-up arrangements contained in the Relationship Agreement entered into on completion of the Refinitiv transaction, as set out in further detail in the announcement of 12 December 2022.

- Ends -

For further information, please contact:

 
 London Stock Exchange Group 
  plc 
 Lucie Holloway, Rhiannon      +44 (0)20 7797 1222 
  Davies (Media)                ir@lseg.com 
 Peregrine Riviere, Chris 
  Turner (Investors) 
 

This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact rns@lseg.com or visit www.rns.com.

RNS may use your IP address to confirm compliance with the terms and conditions, to analyse how you engage with the information contained in this communication, and to share such analysis on an anonymised basis with others as part of our commercial services. For further information about how RNS and the London Stock Exchange use the personal data you provide us, please see our Privacy Policy.

END

MSCEALFEDAADEFA

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 30, 2023 09:35 ET (14:35 GMT)

London Stock Exchange (LSE:LSEG)
Historical Stock Chart
From Mar 2023 to Mar 2023 Click Here for more London Stock Exchange Charts.
London Stock Exchange (LSE:LSEG)
Historical Stock Chart
From Mar 2022 to Mar 2023 Click Here for more London Stock Exchange Charts.