NASDAQ Stock Market

Statement re LSE Stake

NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. (The)
20 August 2007


 STATEMENT FROM NASDAQ REGARDING REVIEW OF ALTERNATIVES TO DIVEST LONDON STOCK  
                                 EXCHANGE STAKE                                 


New York, NY, August 20, 2007 -- The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (NASDAQ) confirms
that the review of alternatives to divest its approximately 31% stake in the
London Stock Exchange Group plc ('LSE') announced earlier today would not
involve a sale by NASDAQ to any single purchaser (or to persons known to NASDAQ
to be acting in concert in connection with the purchase) of an interest in
shares carrying 30% or more of the voting rights of LSE.


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