IMPORTANT NOTICE – TO BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONFIDENTIAL INDEPENDENT PRACTITIONER’S ASSURANCE REPORT ON THE FTSE RUSSELL STATEMENT OF COMPLIANCE TO THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF SECURITIES COMMISSIONS PRINCIPLES FOR FINANCIAL BENCHMARKS AS AT 30 JUNE 2018 MADE BY THE BENCHMARK ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FTSE RUSSELL BENCHMARKS

A Statement on the Compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions Principles for Financial Benchmarks as at 30 June 2018, prepared by the Directors of FTSE International Limited (“the Directors”), within which is included an Independent Practitioner’s Assurance Report prepared by KPMG LLP (“the Independent Practitioner”) solely for FTSE International Limited (“FTSE” or “the Company”) (“the Independent Practitioner’s Assurance Report”) is available for viewing by visitors to this site.

The Independent Practitioner’s Assurance Report has been prepared on a confidential basis in accordance with terms of engagement agreed by the Company with the Independent Practitioner.

Following a request by the Directors of the Company, the Independent Practitioner has exceptionally agreed to the posting of the Independent Practitioner’s Assurance Report on this website, on the basis set out in this Notice, to enable readers to verify that a report has been commissioned by the Directors and issued by the Independent Practitioner, subject to the remaining paragraphs of this Notice, to which readers’ attention is drawn.

The Independent Practitioner wishes readers to be aware that the Independent Practitioner’s work for the Company was designed solely to meet the Company’s agreed requirements and was determined by the Company’s needs at the time.

The Independent Practitioner’s Assurance Report should not be regarded as suitable to be used or relied on by any reader wishing to acquire any rights against the Independent Practitioner other than the Company for any purpose or in any context. In consenting to the posting of the Independent Practitioner’s Assurance Report on this website, the Independent Practitioner does not accept or assume any responsibility to any readers other than the Company in respect of the Independent Practitioner’s work for the Company, the Independent Practitioner’s Assurance Report, or any opinions that the Independent Practitioner may have formed and, to the fullest extent permitted by law, the Independent Practitioner will accept no liability in respect of any such matters to any party other than the Company. Should any readers other than the Company choose to rely on the Independent Practitioner’s Assurance Report, they will do so at their own risk.

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