LSE, Deutsche Börse Outline Role of Data, Indexes in Merger Deal

Information services and indexes are expected to contribute 25 percent of the merged exchange group's revenues, five years after the merger is complete.

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In a joint statement, the exchanges said this revenue figure will be generated across multiple areas, with the combination of LSE's FTSE Russell with the German exchange's Stoxx index business generating both significant growth and savings. On a conference call with investors, LSE chief executive Xavier Rolet said that the combined group will be able to "create a larger and more diversified information and services division with attractive and complementary benchmark and index brands."

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