Montréal Exchange Sets New Trading Volume Records

TORONTO, Dec. 20 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced that Montréal Exchange (MX) has established new trading volume records.  Year-to-date volume traded was 43,456,143 contracts, which exceeded the previous record of 42,742,210 set on December 31, 2007.  MX also set a new equity option trading record on December 17, 2010.  183,136 contracts were traded, which surpassed the previous record of 166,876 contracts set on November 4, 2010.

"Montréal Exchange has seen a dramatic surge in volume this year," said Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group.  "We have taken full advantage of the changing interest rate environment as well as the increasing popularity of equity derivatives among both institutional and retail and investors." 

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, Montréal 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.tmx.com.

SOURCE TSX Venture Exchange

For further information: For further information:

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


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