National Bank Financial added as a Founding Participant to PC-Bond

    Becomes a participant to the PC-Bond Canadian Fixed Income Indices

    TORONTO, Oct. 1 /CNW/ - TSX Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, PC-Bond(*) is
pleased to announce today that National Bank Financial has signed on as a
pricing participant for the PC-Bond Canadian Fixed Income Indices. PC-Bond is
the leading provider of Canadian fixed income benchmarks, analytics and
performance measurement.
    "We are seeing rapid growth and acceptance to the PC-Bond analytics and
index platform," said Richard Nesbitt, TSX Group CEO. "National Bank Financial
adds fixed income expertise and enhances the quality of our product offering
and this helps benefit the entire investment community."
    "We are pleased to be part of the move to a multi-contributor platform
for the PC-Bond products," said David Fanning, Managing Director, National
Bank Financial. "Our clients have been requesting our participation in the
platform and, working with PC-Bond, we have been able to deliver on our
client's needs."
    As a Founding Participant, National Bank Financial will help provide a
broad range of fixed income securities pricing to PC-Bond for inclusion into
PC-Bond products such as the Universe Bond Index, Canada's leading fixed
income index used by 95% of buy-side participants, and the recently launched
Universe + Maple Bond Index.

    PC Bond is Canada's leading provider of Fixed Income Indices. With
approximately 1,000 issues and a total market value of over C$660 billion, the
Universe Bond Index broadly represents the market performance of
investment-grade bonds issued by Canadian companies and issuers in the
government sector.
    All indices summary data and methodology can be found on the PC-Bond web
site, at:

    (*) PC-Bond is registered to 2099242 Ontario Inc., a subsidiary of TSX
        Group Inc.

For further information:

For further information: PC-Bond, (416) 947-4772 or

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