TMX Group Statement Regarding Regulatory Engagement

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2017 /CNW/ - TMX Group, owner and operator of CDS, Canada's equities and fixed income clearing house, is engaged with the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA), an umbrella organization of Canada's provincial and territorial securities regulators, regarding the clearing of securities of issuers with marijuana-related activities in the U.S. This is a complex matter which touches multiple aspects across our capital market system, and as such requires close examination and careful consideration.

We are working with regulators to arrive at a solution that will clarify this matter for issuers, investors, participants and the public. We will communicate more on this as soon as we can. In the meantime, we want to clarify to the marketplace that there is no CDS ban on the clearing of securities of issuers with marijuana-related activities in the U.S., despite media reports.

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, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montréal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, NGX, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, AgriClear 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) as well as in London, Beijing and Singapore. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @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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