TMX Group Equity Financing Statistics February 2010

Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange

TORONTO, March 4 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced its equity financing activity on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange for February 2010.

TSX Venture Exchange had another strong month with 14 new issuers listed, which is double the number of new listings in February 2009. Total equity financing year-to-date February 2010 was 357.5% ahead of the same period in 2009.

Toronto Stock Exchange welcomed 13 new issuers to the market in February and 28 so far this year compared to two in the first two months of 2009. New issuers in February include seven exchange traded funds as well as a California-based industrial company.

The total market capitalization on both markets was up significantly in February 2010 compared to February 2009. Toronto Stock Exchange was up 50.5% and TSX Venture Exchange was up 82.8%.

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

    
    Toronto Stock Exchange
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                       February 2010        January 2010       February 2009
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    Issuers Listed             1,476               1,470               1,549
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    New Issuers Listed            13                  25                   6
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    IPOs                          10                  18                   2
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    Graduates from
     TSXV/NEX                      2                   4                   2
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    Issues Listed              2,019               2,008               2,059
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    IPO Financings
     Raised             $221,350,000        $196,731,590        $112,000,000
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    Secondary
     Financings
     Raised           $1,503,746,020      $1,282,154,148      $3,845,593,597
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    Supplemental
     Financings
     Raised             $402,350,000      $1,435,808,848        $378,513,563
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    Total
     Financings
     Raised           $2,127,446,020      $2,914,694,586      $4,336,107,160
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    Market Cap
     Listed
     Issues       $1,775,962,739,518  $1,698,075,100,773  $1,179,866,928,409
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    New Issuers Listed            38                   8              +375.0
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    IPOs                          28                   2            +1,300.0
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    Graduates from
     TSXV/NEX                      6                   3              +100.0
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    IPO Financings
     Raised             $418,081,590        $112,000,000              +273.3
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    Secondary
     Financings
     Raised           $2,785,900,168      $4,422,741,537               -37.0
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    Supplemental
     Financings
     Raised           $1,838,158,848      $2,645,950,828               -30.5
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    Total
     Financings
     Raised           $5,042,140,606      $7,180,692,365               -29.8
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    Market Cap
     Listed
     Issues       $1,775,962,739,518  $1,179,866,928,409               +50.5
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    TSX Venture Exchange
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                       February 2010        January 2010       February 2009
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    Issuers Listed             2,383               2,376               2,445
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    New Issuers Listed            14                  11                   7
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    IPOs                           9                  11                   6
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    Graduates from
     TSXV/NEX                      2                   4                   2
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    Issues Listed              2,435               2,430               2,514
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    IPO Financings
     Raised              $13,967,040         $17,937,331          $2,067,857
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    Secondary
     Financings
     Raised (1)         $114,625,111         $39,170,181         $26,338,755
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    Supplemental
     Financings
     Raised             $258,727,007        $661,211,606        $101,988,823
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    Total
     Financings
     Raised             $387,319,158        $718,319,118        $130,395,435
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    Market Cap
     Listed
     Issues          $37,515,456,701     $37,483,026,714     $20,525,532,053
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    Year-to-date Statistics
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                                2010                2009            % Change
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    New Issuers Listed            25                  16               +56.3
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    IPOs                          20                  14               +42.9
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    Graduates from
     TSXV/NEX                      6                   3              +100.0
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    IPO Financings
     Raised              $31,904,371          $5,481,332              +482.1
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    Secondary
     Financings
     Raised (1)         $153,795,292         $26,338,755              +483.9
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    Supplemental
     Financings
     Raised             $919,938,613        $209,847,363              +338.4
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    Total
     Financings
     Raised           $1,105,638,276        $241,667,450              +357.5
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    Market Cap
     Listed
     Issues          $37,515,456,701     $20,525,532,053               +82.8
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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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