Press releases 2007
25 September 2007
Changes to Directors on Board of London Stock Exchange Group PLC
London Stock Exchange Group plc (LSEG) today announced that Gary Allen and Peter Meinertzhagen have stepped down from the Board of LSEG.
Gary Allen joined the Board in 1994. He has been chairman of the Audit Committee and since, October 2004, Senior Director. Peter Meinertzhagen joined the Board in 1997 and has also been a member of the Remuneration Committee.
Sergio Ermotti, Paolo Scaroni and Andrea Munari will be joining the Board of the enlarged Group along with Angelo Tantazzi as Deputy Chairman and Massimo Capuano as Deputy Chief Executive.
The new directors will join Chris Gibson-Smith, Clara Furse, Jonathan Howell, Baroness Janet Cohen, Oscar Fanjul, Nigel Stapleton and Robert Webb.
The resignations of Gary Allen and Peter Meinertzhagen took effect from 24 September 2007 and the appointments of Angelo Tantazzi, Massimo Capuano, Sergio Ermotti, Andrea Munari and Paolo Scaroni to the Board are conditional on the completion of the merger with Borsa Italiana, expected to be 1 October 2007.
Chris Gibson-Smith, Chairman of the London Stock Exchange Group, commented:
“I would like to thank both Gary and Peter for their substantial contribution to the Board of the London Stock Exchange. Both have seen the company through demutualisation and listing, as well as providing invaluable guidance and advice as members of Board Committees appointed during the Exchange’s successful bid defences.
”I would also like to welcome the five new members to the Board of the enlarged Group. We look forward to working together to deliver in full the company's vision to be the world’s capital market.”
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
Paul Froud – Investor Relations +44 (0)20 7797 3322
Notes to editors
Angelo Tantazzi – current directorships are as follows: Banca Popolare dell’Emilia Romagna, Coesia S.p.A. and Advanced Capital S.p.A.. Since July 2000 Angelo Tantazzi has held the position of Chairman at: Borsa Italiana S.p.A, Monte Titoli S.p.A since November 2001, CC&G since April 2003 and Prometeia S.p.A.. He is also Vice-Chairman of the publishing house “Il Mulino”.
Massimo Capuano – current directorships are as follows: Chief Executive Borsa Italiana S.p.A., Servizio Titoli (Chairman), MBE Holding (Chairman) and Promac S.p.A. (Vice-Chairman). In addition, Massimo Capuano currently holds the position of Chairman of the World Federation of Exchanges for the year 2007-2008 and is Chairman of BIt Systems and a member of the Supervisory Board at MTS. He is Vice-Chairman of CC&G and Monte Titoli. He is a Member of the Board of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (for the year 2007-2008) and was President of this organisation for the years 2004-2006. He is also a member of the International Advisory Committee of Cairo Alessandria Stock Exchange from September 2006.
Andrea Munari – current directorships are as follows: CEO Banca Caboto, Director Banca IMI. In addition, Andrea Munari has had the following former directorships: MTS S.p.A (from 2003 to 2005) and director of TLX S.p.A. from January 2007 to September 2007.
Sergio Ermotti – current directorships are as follows: Group Deputy CEO at UniCredit Group. From January 2006 to July 2007 Sergio Ermotti was Deputy General Manager and Head of Markets and Investment Banking at UniCredit Group. In addition, from March 1997 to November 2003 Sergio Ermotti was a director at Merrill Lynch International and from July 2002 to April 2003 he was a director of Virt-X Limited and of Virt-X Exchange Limited.
Paolo Scaroni – current directorships are as follows: CEO of ENI S.p.A., Director of Il Sole 24 Ore S.p.A., Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A., Fondazione Teatro alla Scala and Veolia Environnement SA. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of ABN AMRO N.V. and member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. In the past, Paolo Scaroni had the following former directorships: from 1997 to 2002 he was CEO of Pilkington plc, he was director at BAE Systems plc from 2000 to 2004 and at Invensys plc from 2001 to 2002. From June 2002 to June 2005 Paolo Scaroni was CEO of Enel S.p.A. and he was a director (2002-2005) and Chairman (2005-2006) of Alliance Unichem plc. He was also a member of the Board of other listed companies within the past 5 years: Marzotto S.p.A., DEA Capital S.p.A., Valentino Fashion Group