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Monday 22 May, 2006

NASDAQ Stock Market

Disclosure of Acquisitions

NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. (The)
22 May 2006


                                                                      FORM SAR 3


                           DISCLOSURE OF ACQUISITIONS

       (Rule 3 of The Rules Governing Substantial Acquisitions of Shares)



Name of acquirer                                         NIGHTINGALE ACQUISITION LIMITED

Beneficial owner, if different from above

Names of any other persons acting by agreement or
understanding (see SAR 5)

Company dealt in                                         London Stock Exchange Group plc

Class of voting shares (eg ordinary shares)              6 79/86 GBp ordinary shares

Date of acquisition                                      18-19 May 2006



Number of shares acquired                                2,219,250

Number of rights over shares acquired #                  Nil

Nature of rights over shares                             n/a



Total holding of voting shares (and percentage of
total voting shares in issue)                           54,225,405 (25.1%)

Total holding of rights over shares (and percentage
of total voting shares in issue)                        Nil

Combined total holding (and percentage) of voting
shares and rights over shares                           54,225,405 (25.1%)



Date of disclosure                                      22 May 2006

Contact name                                            Bethany Sherman

Telephone number                                        + 1 (212) 401-8714



# See the definition of 'rights over shares' in the Definitions Section of the
  SARs.


For details of the SARs disclosure requirements, see SARs 3 and 5 and their
Notes which can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.



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