TMX Group Holiday Market Operating Schedule

TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange and Montréal Exchange will be closed on Friday, December 25, 2009 for Christmas Day; Monday, December 28, 2009 for Boxing Day; and January 1, 2010, for New Year's Day.

The exchanges will operate on a reduced schedule on Thursday, December 24, 2009, with markets closing at 1 p.m. (EST).

Natural Gas Exchange will remain open, operating on a condensed schedule.

Please refer to the timetable below:

    
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    Exchange:                Date:                         Market status:
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    Toronto Stock Exchange   Thursday, December 24, 2009   Open until 1 p.m.
    TSX Venture Exchange                                   (EST)
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                             Friday, December 25, 2009     Closed
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                             Monday, December 28, 2009     Closed
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Friday, January 1, 2010       Closed
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    Montréal Exchange        Thursday, December 24, 2009   Open until 1 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Friday, December 25, 2009     Closed
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                             Monday, December 28, 2009     Closed
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                             Thursday, December 31, 2009   Interest rate
                                                           derivatives will
                                                           be open until
                                                           1 p.m. Equity,
                                                           currency, index
                                                           and ETF
                                                           derivatives will
                                                           operate according
                                                           to regular
                                                           schedule.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Friday, January 1, 2010       Closed
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    Natural Gas Exchange*  Friday, December 25, 2009     Open
                                                           8:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
                                                           (MST)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Saturday, December 26, 2009   Open
                                                           8:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Friday, January 1, 2010       Open
                                                           8:30 a.m. -12 p.m.
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------
    * Please note that the U.S. Futures Market will be closed Friday,
    December 25, 2009; Saturday, December 26, 2009; and Friday, January 1,
    2010.

    For further information, please refer to the schedules online:

    TSX/TSXV: http://www.tmx.com/en/about_tsx/market_hours.html
    NGX: http://www.ngx.com/marketschedule.html
    MX: http://www.m-x.ca/qui_jours_en.php

    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 Group Inc.

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


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