The Montréal Exchange files an application to the Autorité des marchés financiers

    MONTREAL, Feb. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX) (TSX: MXX)
announced today that it has filed an application to the Autorité des marchés
financiers (the "Autorité") for an amendment of its recognition as a
self-regulatory organization and its authorization to carry on business as an
exchange. The amendment to MX's recognition order is required in the context
of its proposed combination with TSX Group Inc.
    The Autorité issued a press release informing the public of the
consultation process that will be followed in regards to the MX application.
The press release and related documents published by the Autorité are
available on its website at
    The MX has given its rationale for supporting the combination with TSX
Group Inc. in a Management Proxy Circular issued on January 14, 2008. MX
shareholders will vote on the proposal in a special general meeting to be held
on February 13. The MX welcomes the consultation process of the Autorité,
which will provide all interested stakeholders with an opportunity to express
their opinions about the proposed business combination.

    About Montréal Exchange Inc.

    The Montréal Exchange (MX) is the Canadian derivatives exchange. The MX
offers trading in Canadian interest rate, index and equity derivatives.
Clearing, settlement and risk management services are provided by an AA rated
clearing house, the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, fully owned by
the MX. Our integrated trading and clearing services are supported by a
proprietary suite of exchange technologies, known as SOLA(R). The MX also has
interests in: the Boston Options Exchange (BOX), a U.S. automated equity
options market, for which MX is the technical operator; the Canadian Resources
Exchange (CAREX), a new corporation created with NYMEX that is dedicated to
developing the Canadian energy market; and the Montréal Climate Exchange
(MCeX), a joint venture with the Chicago Climate Exchange(R), aiming to
establish the leading market for publicly traded environmental products in
Canada. For more information about the Montréal Exchange, please visit

For further information:

For further information: Jean Charles Robillard, (514) 871-3551,

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