TMX Clean Technology & Renewable Power Forums Introduce U.S. Cleantech Companies to Public Venture Capital

    LOS ANGELES, May 13 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. will hold the first TMX Clean
Technology & Renewable Power Forum today in Los Angeles at the Luxe Hotel
Sunset Boulevard. The breakfast will address how U.S. cleantech companies can
raise capital on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. Part of the
2009 U.S. Campaign to promote U.S. listings, the event is from 7:30am to 10am
and will include a keynote address by CEO Daniel Kunz of U.S. Geothermal, a
U.S.-based cleantech company listed on TSX, and the Public Venture Capital
    The 2009 U.S. Campaign marks the third year that TMX has embarked on a
listings roadshow in the United States but the first that cleantech has been
highlighted as a sector of focus. "TMX is continuing to invest in business
development activities in the U.S. despite the challenging economic
environment because we're confident that our equity exchanges present an
excellent financing alternative and will continue to do so when market
conditions improve," said Tom Kloet, CEO of TMX Group. "Given our strength in
the energy and technology sectors, we are especially well-suited to provide
clean technology companies access to global capital along with the ideal
analyst and investor audience."
    Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange collectively form the
world's largest energy market, listing 44% of the world's public energy
companies, and list the 2nd highest number of technology companies in North
America, creating a model market for cleantech companies. The exchanges also
comprise the most favored foreign listing destination for U.S. companies with
over 140 U.S. listings. With a significant percentage of trading activity on
the exchanges originating out of the U.S., TSX and TSXV offer issuers access
to international capital. Since 2007, there have been 30 new cleantech issuers
bringing the total number to 110, with a total of over $2 billion in capital
raised. Over 10% of TSX and TSX-V cleantech issuers are U.S. companies.
    The next TMX Clean Technology & Renewable Power Forum will take place in
San Diego on May 14, 2009. For more information about these events and the
2009 U.S. Campaign, please visit

    Future TMX Group U.S. Information Sessions for 2009

    DATE                                    CITY
    September 24, 2009                      Los Angeles
    October 15, 2009                        Miami
    October 28 and 29, 2009                 Phoenix
    November 19, 2009                       Minneapolis

    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

For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Quick, Director, Corporate
Communications, TMX Group, (416) 947-4597,; Esther Koo,
Southard Communications, (212) 777-2220,

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