Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange Launch TSX Ignite Events in the U.S.

TORONTO and SAN DIEGO, Feb. 12, 2015 /CNW/ - Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) and TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) kicked off a five-city U.S. series of TSX Ignite events today at Torrey Pines near San Diego, California. The free, half-day events highlight the benefits of listing on Canada's premiere equity markets.

TSX and TSXV's specific expertise in supporting the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) make the Exchanges effective capital-raising venues for U.S. SMEs seeking to grow. TSX Ignite events feature keynote addresses from recently listed TSX or TSXV companies and expert panels with representatives from two leading investment banks, two accounting firms and two legal advisors and provide an overall understanding of how Canada's equity markets can be a growth platform for U.S. businesses. The events will also facilitate one-on-one discussions with campaign partners on cross-border legal, accounting and banking considerations. In addition to the full scope of going public resources on hand, this year's program includes a profile of TSX Private Markets, a new service designed to help companies gain access to exempt market capital in Canada.

"The U.S. market is a key contributor to the success of our markets," said Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group. "TSX Ignite events serve to raise awareness of our unique two-tier exchange ecosystem and promote TSX and TSXV as an excellent financing alternative for U.S. companies."

TSX and TSXV are home to over 130 U.S. companies, more than any other exchange group outside of the U.S. More than $7 billion has been raised by U.S. companies on the Exchanges since the start of 2012.  

TSX and TSXV will visit four additional cities as part of TSX Ignite 2015, including Minneapolis in June and Seattle, Phoenix and Houston dates planned for the fall.

About TMX Group (TSX:X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha Group, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montréal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

SOURCE Toronto Stock Exchange

For further information: Shane Quinn, Senior Manager, Communications and Public Affairs, TMX Group, 416-947-4609, shane.quinn@tmx.com

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