TMX Group - Equity Financing Statistics March 2010

Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange

TORONTO, April 6 /CNW/ - TMX Group today announced its equity financing activity on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange for March 2010.

Equity financing on both markets continued to be strong in March. Toronto Stock Exchange welcomed 11 new issuers to the market in March for a total of 49 year to date, which represents an increase of 226.6% compared to the first three months in 2009. IPO financings for the first three months of 2010 exceeded those in the same period in 2009 by 536%.

Total financings on TSX Venture Exchange were up 228.9% in the first three months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Eleven issuers joined the market in March, including eight IPOs. Total market capitalization was again up significantly on TSX Venture Exchange; there was a 93.0% improvement in March 2010 compared to March 2009.

TMX Group consolidated trading statistics for March 2010 can be viewed at www.tmx.com.

    
    Toronto Stock Exchange
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                          March 2010       February 2010          March 2009
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    Issuers Listed             1,465               1,476               1,541
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    New Issuers
     Listed                       11                  13                   7
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    IPOs                           8                  10                   6
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    Graduates
     from TSXV                     2                   2                   1
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    Issues Listed              2,014               2,019               2,050
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    IPO Financings
     Raised           $1,369,682,419        $221,350,000        $169,068,900
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    Secondary
     Financings
     Raised           $1,260,426,937      $1,503,746,020      $2,351,717,064
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    Supplemental
     Financings
     Raised           $1,626,450,881        $402,350,000      $2,150,611,595
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    Total
     Financings
     Raised           $4,256,560,237      $2,127,446,020      $4,671,397,559
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    Market Cap
     Listed
     Issues       $1,845,505,238,969  $1,775,962,739,518  $1,265,956,627,043
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    New Issuers
     Listed                       49                  15              +226.7
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    IPOs                          36                   8              +350.0
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    Graduates
     from TSXV                     8                   4              +100.0
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    IPO Financings
     Raised           $1,787,764,009        $281,068,900              +536.1
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    Secondary
     Financings
     Raised           $4,046,327,105      $6,774,458,601               -40.3
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    Supplemental
     Financings
     Raised           $3,464,609,729      $4,796,562,423               -27.8
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    Total
     Financings
     Raised           $9,298,700,843     $11,852,089,924               -21.5
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    Market Cap
     Listed
     Issues       $1,845,505,238,969  $1,265,956,627,043               +45.8
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    TSX Venture Exchange
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                          March 2010       February 2010          March 2009
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    Issuers Listed             2,378               2,383               2,449
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    New Issuers
     Listed                       13                  14                   8
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    IPOs                          11                   9                   5
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    Graduates
     from TSXV                     2                   2                   1
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    Issues Listed              2,430               2,435               2,514
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    IPO Financings
     Raised               $5,934,440         $13,967,040          $1,873,825
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    Secondary
     Financings
     Raised(1)          $202,661,184        $114,625,111        $180,000,400
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    Supplemental
     Financings
     Raised             $433,356,070        $258,727,007        $107,862,877
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    Total Financings
     Raised             $641,951,694        $387,319,158        $289,737,102
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    Market Cap
     Listed Issues   $40,283,191,532     $37,515,456,701     $20,869,211,675
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    New Issuers
     Listed                       38                  24               +58.3
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    IPOs                          31                  19               +63.2
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    Graduates
     from TSXV                     8                   4              +100.0
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    IPO Financings
     Raised              $37,838,811          $7,355,157              +414.5
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    Secondary
     Financings
     Raised(1)          $356,456,476        $206,339,155               +72.8
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    Supplemental
     Financings
     Raised           $1,353,294,683        $317,710,240              +326.0
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    Total Financings
     Raised           $1,747,589,970        $531,404,552              +228.9
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    Market Cap
     Listed Issues   $40,283,191,532     $20,869,211,675               +93.0
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    (1) Secondary financings include prospectus offerings on both a treasury
        and secondary basis

    TSX Venture and NEX market statistics are combined.
    TSX Venture Exchange market statistics do not include data for debt
    securities.
    

Neither Toronto Stock Exchange nor TSX Venture Exchange guarantees either the completeness or the accuracy of this information. The information contained in this media release is provided for informational purposes only and you agree not to rely upon the information contained in this media release for any trading, business, or financial purposes. By using this media release, you expressly agree to the condition that Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in this media release.

    
    About TMX Group (TSX-X)
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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.tmx.com.

SOURCE TSX Venture Exchange

For further information: For further information: Carolyn Quick, Director, Corporate Communications, TMX Group, (416) 947-4597, carolyn.quick@tsx.com


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