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Monday 20 November, 2006

NASDAQ Stock Market

Rule 8.3- London Stock Exch.

NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. (The)
20 November 2006


                                                                        FORM 8.3


    DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE
              (Rule 8.3 of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)

1. KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing (Note 1)                        NIGHTINGALE ACQUISITION LIMITED*
Company dealt in                                       London Stock Exchange Group plc
Class of relevant security to which the                6 79/86GBp ordinary shares
dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2)   
Date of dealing                                        20 November 2006


2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE


(a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant
security dealt in (Note 3)

                                                      Long                    Short
                                               Number         (%)         Number     (%)
(1) Relevant securities                        61,291,389     28.75%
(2) Derivatives (other than options)
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell
    Total                                      61,291,389     28.75%      Nil


(b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other
than the class dealt in (Note 3)

          Class of relevant security:                 Long                    Short
                                               Number         (%)         Number    (%)
(1) Relevant securities
(2) Derivatives (other than options)
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell
    Total                                      Nil            Nil


(c) Rights to subscribe (Note 3)

Class of relevant security:                                  Details



3. DEALINGS (Note 4)

(a) Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale         Number of securities           Price per unit (Note 5)
PURCHASE              7,065,984                      GBP 12.43

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options)

Product name. e.g.CFD    Long/short (Note 6)    Number of securities (Note 7)   Price per unit (Note 5)
      

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities
(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product name    writing,         Number of           Exercise    Type, e.g.     Expiry   Option money
Call option     selling,         securities to       price       American,      date     paid/ received
                purchasing,      which the option                European etc.           per unit (Note 5)
                varying etc.     relates (Note 7)              
                                                                     
(ii) Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option            Number of securities             Exercise price per unit (Note 5)


(d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4)

Nature of transaction (Note 8)             Details                         Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5)


4. OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person
disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant
securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting
rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any
derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be
stated.


Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9)       NO

Date of disclosure                     20 November 2006

Contact name                           Bethany Sherman

Telephone number                       + 1 (212) 401-8714 / +1 (917)836 1724

If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected
If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10)


Notes

The Notes on Form 8.3 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk

* NIGHTINGALE ACQUISITION LIMITED is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Nasdaq
Stock Market, Inc.



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