TMX Equity Transfer Services Celebrates 25 Years of Providing Transfer Agency Services

Market open ceremony held to mark the milestone

TORONTO, March 16, 2015 /CNW/ - TMX Equity Transfer Services will hold a market open ceremony today to celebrate a quarter-century of providing securities transfer services to both public and private companies, as well as the advisory community in Canada and around the world. Loui Anastasopoulos, President and Chief Operating Officer, TMX Equity Transfer Services, will be joined by members of his team to mark the milestone.

TMX Group acquired the transfer agent and corporate trust services business from Equity Financial Holdings Inc. in April 2013 and renamed it TMX Equity Transfer Services. The acquisition marked a major step forward in the development of the business's stock transfer operations, which had been operating as Equity Financial Trust Company since 1990. The business expanded to include corporate trust operations in 2006.

By adding TMX Equity Transfer Services to the TSX Company Services portfolio, TMX Group enhanced the products and services it offers to companies listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV), which also include investor relations, design services, shareholder data and tracking, and market analytics. The business's expert support is an important service offering available to nearly 3,500 companies listed on TSX and TSXV, as well as private companies and legal and financial advisors.

For Market Openings: Media may pick up a feed from the TOC (television operations centre) for all market open ceremonies. The feed is named TSX Transmit 1 (SD-SDI) and is produced at TMX and sent live to the Toronto TOC. The client moves into position for the market open ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. and the markets will open with the sound of a SIREN (the traditional market open on Toronto Stock Exchange)

About TMX Group (TSX:X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom, TMX Equity Transfer Services and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community.  TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney.  For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.  Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

SOURCE TMX Group Inc.

For further information: Mathieu Labrèche, Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, TMX Group, 416-947-4474, mathieu.labreche@tmx.com

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