TMX Group platforms break trading records



    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - Yesterday was a record-breaking trading day for
TMX Group trading platforms: TSX Quantum and MX SOLA(R).
    On Toronto Stock Exchange's Quantum platform, total transactions on
September 18, 2008 were 1,490,580, breaking a record set the previous day. The
value of trades was $19,267,882,779 yesterday, breaking the previous record of
$15,613,865,327 set on May 2, 2000. Yesterday's daily volume was 861,214,881
breaking our previous record of 711,388,003 set August 16, 2007.
    BOX, a U.S. automated equity options market, in which Montreal Exchange
holds a 53% ownership interest, also set a trading record yesterday with
1,702,849 contracts traded. The previous record was set on July 15, 2008 with
1,451,453 contracts. The BOX record in turn led to record activity on Montreal
Exchange's SOLA(R) platforms with a combined total of 1,901,916 contracts
traded. The previous record of 1,605,115 contracts for combined trading on the
SOLA(R) platform was also set on July 15, 2008.

    
    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,
Shorcan, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide trading markets,
clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial
community who access Canada's capital markets. TMX Group is headquartered in
Toronto with offices in Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver. For more information
about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tsx.com.





For further information:

For further information: Jean-Charles Robillard, Director, Corporate
Communications, TMX Group, (416) 947-4682, jeancharles.robillard@tsx.com


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