TMX Group Welcomes International Mining Companies to Toronto

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange to participate in an array of events during PDAC

TORONTO, March 5 /CNW/ - TMX Group, one of the world's leading mining exchange groups, will participate in a series of events at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange, which will be held in Toronto from March 7 to 10, 2010. The events, which are geared towards the international mining community, include presentations, workshops and market openings.

On Monday, March 8, delegates from the Brazilian mining community will open trading on Toronto Stock Exchange; on Tuesday, March 9, representatives from PDAC will open the market; and on Wednesday, March 10, the market will be opened by delegates from the Australian mining community.

On Sunday, March 7, TMX Group will hold the half-day seminar, "Connecting Your Company with the Canadian Capital Markets," which was designed for both private mining companies interested in exploring their public financing options as well as public companies interested in dual listings. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with advisors from the advisor community, including lawyers, investment bankers and auditors.

Over the course of the week, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange listings representatives will make presentations at nine convention events.

"We are pleased to participate in the 2010 PDAC Convention," said Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities. "TMX Group equity exchanges are ideal listing venues for the world's mining companies, and we are delighted to have the opportunity to meet with and support their representatives."

There are 1,419 mining companies listed on TMX Group's equity exchanges (as of January 31, 2010), more than any other exchange group in the world. There are 130 international mining companies listed on the Exchanges. In addition, there were over 1,900 mining financings in 2009 on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, 75 of which raised more than $50 million each. Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange achieved a record for mining financing in 2009, with over $22 billion raised by their mining issuers.

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.

SOURCE Toronto Stock 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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