Capital Pool Company Program® Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Program is Exclusive to TSX Venture Exchange

CALGARY, Nov. 21, 2011 /CNW/ - TSX Venture Exchange today announced that the Capital Pool Company (CPC™) program is celebrating its 25th Anniversary.

The CPC program provides an alternative, two-step introduction to listing on TSX Venture Exchange. Through the program, CPC founders with financial markets experience raise a pool of capital that is listed on the Exchange as a CPC. The CPC founders then seek out entrepreneurs with growth and development stage companies. Once a fit is found between the two, they complete a business combination known as a Qualifying Transaction (QT). Once a CPC has completed its QT, it forms a regular company listed on TSX Venture Exchange.

"TSX Venture Exchange is very proud to celebrate this significant milestone," said John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange. "Over the past 25 years, the CPC program has provided a unique listing method for companies, and we look forward to continuing to facilitate growth and access to capital for our customers through this proven listing vehicle."

Since its inception in 1986, 2,249 CPCs have listed on TSX Venture Exchange (and its predecessor exchanges) as of September 30, 2011. In 2010, 98 new CPCs listed on the Exchange, and 128 QTs were completed. Over the past 10 years, 180 companies that originally listed as CPCs have graduated from TSX Venture Exchange to Toronto Stock Exchange.

For more information about the CPC program, please visit: TMX.com/cpc.

About TMX Group (TSX-X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London and Beijing. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.

SOURCE Toronto Stock Exchange

For further information:

Aimee Paget
Communications Coordinator
TMX Group
416-947-4685
aimee.paget@tmx.com


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