PC-Bond Universe Bond Index Welcomes TD Securities as a Contributing Participant



    TORONTO, March 9 /CNW/ - PC-Bond(*), the leading provider of Canadian fixed
income benchmarks, analytics and performance measurement, today welcomes TD
Securities Inc. as the first participant in the PC-Bond Canadian Fixed Income
Index family to be added after Scotia Capital Inc.
    TD Securities will contribute a wide range of fixed income securities
pricing to PC-Bond for inclusion into PC-Bond products such as the Universe
Bond Index, Canada's leading fixed income index used by 95% of buy-side
participants and the recently launched Universe + Maple Bond Index. TD
Securities will also make available fixed income research information and
securities offering sheets to select PC-Bond customers.
    The addition of TD Securities' fixed income pricing, combined with
existing sources, will enhance the price discovery process and buy-side market
participants' ability to value securities.
    "We are excited with the fixed income expertise and quality that TD
brings to the PC-Bond and indices platform and we look forward to how this
will benefit the entire investment community," says John McLean, Director
PC-Bond Analytics.
    "This will give us an even greater opportunity to work closer with our
clients," says Luc Fortin, Managing Director, TD Securities. "Our clients have
been asking for a multi-contributor platform and, working with PC-Bond, we
have been able to deliver a value-added solution."
    Numbering 1,000 issues with a total market value of over C$665 billion,
the PC-Bond Universe Bond Index broadly represents the market performance of
investment-grade bonds issued by Canadian companies and issuers in the
government sector.
    All indices summary data and methodology can be found on the PC-Bond(*) web
site, at: www.canadianbondindices.com.

    (*)PC-Bond is registered to 2099242 Ontario Inc., a subsidiary of TSX
    Group Inc.




For further information:

For further information: PC-Bond, (416) 862-5800, or pcbond@tsx.com

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