TMX Group makes strategic investment in MinesOnline.com

WEST PERTH, Australia, and TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - TMX Group and PCF Capital Group today announced that TMX Group, through its wholly-owned subsidiary TSX Inc., has purchased a 50 per cent equity ownership position in Australian-based PCF MinesOnline.com Pty Ltd (MinesOnline). 

MinesOnline provides an online global platform to connect buyers and sellers of mining and exploration assets and projects from around the world. Customers include mining companies, strategic investors, owners of mining assets and governments.

"We look forward to working closely with PCF Capital and MinesOnline.  This relationship will work to enhance value to mining companies, particularly in the face of increasing globalization and strong growth within the mining sector," said Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities.

This investment will bring together the diverse MinesOnline network of global mining companies and Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchanges' international network and issuer base.

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are the world's leading mining exchanges with 1,531 mining and exploration companies that represent 55 per cent of the world's public mining companies.  Issuers have access to broad capital pools on TSX and TSX Venture Exchange, where over 80 per cent of the total global mining finance transactions and 36 per cent of the total global value of mining financing have been completed in the past 10 years.

"Through this investment by TMX Group, MinesOnline now provides a global platform and conduit to major financial institutions and mining companies from two great mining capital markets, Australia and Canada," said Liam Twigger, Managing Director, PCF MinesOnline.

About MinesOnline
MinesOnline is a web based platform to connect buyers and sellers of mining projects. The MinesOnline.com website has developed into a key source of mining project information. MinesOnline.com attracts approximately 10,000 visits a month from over 4,000 subscribers representing over 100 countries. Clients seeking purchasers or partners for mining assets post projects on the website. Each new project is then highlighted in a regular e-newsletter which is distributed to MinesOnline's growing client base. The platform has facilitated 27 transactions of between $0.3 million and $10.0 million.  Visit: www.MinesOnline.com

About TMX Group (TSX-X)
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.

™ Trademark of PCF Mines Online.com Pty Ltd. Not a securities marketplace.

® Registered trademarks of TSX Inc.

SOURCE TSX Venture Exchange

For further information:

Carolyn Quick
Director, Corporate Communications
TMX Group
416-947-4597
carolyn.quick@tmx.com

Warrick Hazeldine / Annette Ellis
Purple Communications, for MinesOnline
Tel: +61 (0) 8 6314 6300 / +61 417 944 616
whazeldine@purplecom.com.au / aellis@purplecom.com.au


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