Brussels, 30 January 2019 - Euroclear is pleased to announce that London Stock Exchange Group plc ("LSEG") will become a shareholder, acquiring 4.92% of the company’s total shares in issue.

In accordance with the company’s Articles of Association, the request to register the transfer of the shares to LSEG was reviewed and approved by the Euroclear Holding SA/NV Board on 29 January 2019. Following LSEG’s minority investment in Euroclear, LSEG and Euroclear anticipate that a representative of LSEG will join the Board of Euroclear Holding SA/NV.

Marc Antoine Autheman, Chairman of Euroclear Holding SA/NV, commented: “On behalf of the Board, I am very pleased to welcome LSEG to our shareholder community. The addition of LSEG to our shareholder base reflects the attractiveness of a neutral open architecture model to players in the capital markets ecosystem, including other financial market infrastructures.  We look forward to working with LSEG as we continue to contribute to bringing greater efficiency, stability and safety to the global financial markets.”

Lieve Mostrey, Chief Executive Officer of the Euroclear group, added: “Through our collaborative open model, Euroclear has enjoyed a mutually-beneficial operational and commercial relationship with LSEG for many years. Euroclear remains dedicated to collaborating with the financial industry to deliver solutions that respond to the evolving needs of a global client base, generating value for all our stakeholders.“

Note to editors

Euroclear group is the financial industry’s trusted provider of post trade services. At the core, the group provides settlement and custody of domestic and cross-border securities for bonds, equities and derivatives to investment funds. Euroclear is a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise.

The Euroclear group includes Euroclear Bank - which is rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor’s - as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland. The Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 791 trillion in securities transactions in 2018, representing 230 million domestic and cross-border transactions and held EUR 28.2 trillion in assets for clients.

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