This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Dec 11, 2006.
INFORMATION OF LSE
We have included in our SEC reports information concerning LSE known to us based on publicly available information. We are not affiliated with LSE, and LSE has not permitted us to have access to its books and records. Therefore, non-public information concerning LSE was not available to us for the purpose of preparing those reports. Although we have no knowledge that would indicate that statements relating to LSE contained in those reports are inaccurate or incomplete, we were not involved in the preparation of those statements and cannot verify them.
This excerpt taken from the NDAQ 8-K filed Nov 20, 2006.
4. Information on LSE
London Stock Exchange Group plc became the holding company of London Stock Exchange plc on 15 May 2006 pursuant to a scheme of arrangement made under section 425 of the Companies Act and replaced the London Stock Exchange plc as the listed entity on the London Stock Exchange. London Stock Exchange plc is LSEs principal operating subsidiary. It is one of the worlds leading stock exchanges and, based in London, is at the heart of global financial markets.
LSEs principal business is providing a market for the issuing and trading of securities by assisting companies to raise capital through the issue of securities; providing platforms for investors and intermediaries to trade these and other financial investments; and collecting and distributing market information. LSEs core business areas are:
Based on the Closing Price of LSE Ordinary Shares on the London Stock Exchange on 17 November 2006, LSEs market capitalisation was approximately £2.6 billion ($4.9 billion).
LSE is the largest equity exchange in Europe and the fourth largest equity exchange in the world measured by the domestic market capitalisation of listed shares. LSE is one of the most international of all the worlds stock exchanges.
For the 52 weeks to 31 March 2006, LSE reported turnover of £297.5 million (2005: £244.4 million) and a profit before tax of £93.5 million (2004: £92.2 million). For the six months to 30 September 2006, LSE reported turnover of £163.3 million and a profit before tax of £76.7 million. As at 30 September 2006, LSE had net debt of £284.7 million.