Alpha market share over 20%



    TORONTO, Aug. 27 /CNW/ - Alpha Group today announced that, for the first
time since its launch in November 2008, the volume traded in TSX listed
securities on Alpha ATS represented more than 20% of market share across all
Canadian transparent market places.
    Jos Schmitt, CEO of Alpha Group, noted "We are very pleased with
achieving this major new milestone in our journey. We need of course to
confirm, in the coming days and weeks, the persistence of this new level of
activity. What we did notice today as well as over the past few days, is that
new order flows were coming to Alpha as a result of Alpha's liquidity, new fee
schedule and some dealers leveraging new technologies."
    "I believe there is a growing understanding in the financial industry
about the benefits that Alpha is bringing to the Canadian marketplace," added
Mr. Schmitt. "Our new fee schedule put in place in August allowed us to
leverage our growth to the benefit of our customers, and continued to offer a
structure that benefits all participants equally - this was an eye-opener to
many. It convinced many skeptics that Alpha is truly for the industry, by the
industry. We are now starting to reap the benefits of this vision and the
resulting strategy."

    About Alpha Group - Alpha Group was established in May, 2007 by nine of
Canada's leading financial institutions with the aim of increasing the
country's equity trading efficiencies and making the Canadian marketplace more
globally competitive. Its ownership group consists of BMO Capital Markets,
Canaccord Capital Corporation, CIBC World Markets, CPP Investment Board,
Desjardins Securities Inc., National Bank Financial, RBC Capital Markets,
Scotia Capital Inc. and TD Securities Inc.
    For further information regarding Alpha Group, visit
www.alphatradingsystems.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Kate McGrogan, (647) 259-0414,
Kate.mcgrogan@alphatradingsystems.ca

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