IRESS Announces Long Term Co-Location Agreement with TMX to 2014

TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - IRESS Market Technology Canada LP, a member of the corporate group of IRESS Market Technology Limited, today announced a long term co-location agreement with TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Montreal Exchange. With this new agreement, IRESS's market data, trading and best market router platforms will continue to be hosted within TMX Group's primary data centre through 2014.

This agreement will provide IRESS customers with maximum speed and capability for trades on Canada's premiere stock exchanges, the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. IRESS has secured the long-term ability to execute complex trading strategies that benefit their customers by offering optimal connectivity and minimal latency to the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Traders can leverage the low latency platform to maximize their single order entry, algorithmic and direct market access (DMA) trading strategies.

"Our customers demand robust low latency trading solutions. As the leading trading platform provider in Canada, we are delighted to be able to offer the advantage of direct access to the Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange" said Jim Davies, President and CEO of IRESS Canada. "This agreement ensures that availability will continue and it will allow traders to tune their trading strategies based on the advantages this connectivity provides."

"In an increasingly complex trading environment, we are pleased to be able to offer co-location services to participating organizations and other stakeholders that allow them to execute highly sophisticated trading strategies for the benefit of their customers. IRESS now has long-term low latency, single-digit microsecond access to TMX Group's equity and derivative markets, as well as value-added data services for the entire North American marketplace," said Eric Sinclair, Senior Vice President of TMX Datalinx. "As we continue to roll-out our co-location expansion strategy, we look forward to offering similar solutions to an increasing number of participating organizations and stakeholders from across Canada and the United States."

About IRESS Canada

As the leading Canadian trading platform provider, IRESS Market Technology Canada's order execution, order management and market data services accelerate trading workflow and decision-making. A fully customizable, high performance trading platform, IRESS integrates equities and derivatives trading, automated order management, smart order routing, market data, and compliance monitoring.

Please see www.iress.ca, or contact IRESS Sales at 416-907-9200 or sales@iress.ca for additional information.

About TMX Group Inc. (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, Montreal Exchange, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto with offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tsx.com.

    
    For further information please contact:

    Michael Harrison
    Vice President of Sales
    IRESS Market Technology Canada LP.
    416-907-9221
    mharrison@iress.ca

    Carolyn Quick
    Director, Corporate Communications
    TMX Group
    416-947-4597
    carolyn.quick@tsx.com
    

SOURCE IRESS MARKET TECHNOLOGY CANADA LP


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