TSX Datalinx to launch consolidated Canadian data feed

    Including data from ATSs

    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - TSX Datalinx today announced it will be
launching a consolidated market data feed of pre and post trade data for
equity marketplaces in Canada. The Consolidated Data Feed (CDF(TM)) will be
independently operated and the feed will be distributed in a common standard
format so that market participants and technology intermediaries can easily
and quickly integrate the data into their current applications. This TSX
Datalinx offering will reduce the time to market and costs of building to
multiple feed formats for these stakeholders and will help facilitate best
execution and trade through obligations.
    "TSX Datalinx has been an aggregator of marketplace content for some
time," said Eric Sinclair, Senior Vice President, TSX Datalinx. "This product
brings much of the industry marketplace content together under a single format
while still ensuring that all pre and post trade data from each participating
marketplace is distributed to the industry".
    TSX Datalinx will pass through all the pre and post trade market data
that each participating marketplace produces, including depth of book data,
and will apply a common format. TSX will also pass through each individual
marketplace's fees for their respective data. "This is a matter of providing
easy data feed packaging to the industry while ensuring all participating
marketplaces' real time data is passed through to the end consumers," said Mr.
Sinclair. "Just as a data vendor would consolidate this data on a terminal
display, and pass on the marketplaces' commercial and contractual obligations,
we are doing this on a wholesale feed basis". The consolidated feed will allow
firms and vendors that currently connect to TSX to take advantage of their
existing telecommunications lines and feed handling technologies to reduce
costs and time to market. "We are very pleased with the positive feedback we
have received from the industry so far for our plans to launch the CDF and the
business model" says Sinclair.
    Some Alternative Trading Systems (ATSs) have also expressed their early
support for the initiative. "The market needs a consolidated data feed", says
Douglas Steiner, Chairman and CEO of Perimeter Financial Corp. "We support TSX
Datalinx in their efforts and look forward to the successful implementation of
the CDF for Omega and BlockBook ATS data feeds". Tal Cohen, SVP of Instinet
Canada says "We recognize that the proliferation of market centers like ours
will require participants to review their best execution criteria, so by
disseminating our data through a recognized provider we hope to make this
process as seamless as possible".
    The CDF will be launched in Q1 of 2008. TSX Datalinx will continue to
work with market participants, intermediaries, and marketplaces to finalize
the details. Information on launch date and specifications on format will be
provided shortly.

    About TSX Group Inc. (TSX-X)

    TSX Group operates Canada's two national stock exchanges, Toronto Stock
Exchange serving the senior equity market and TSX Venture Exchange serving the
public venture equity market, Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North
American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity
contracts and Shorcan Brokers Limited, the country's first fixed income
inter-dealer broker. TSX are the initials attached to the core equity
operations of TSX Group (www.tsx.com): Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture
Exchange, TSX Markets, TSX Datalinx, and TSX Technologies. TSX Group is
headquartered in Toronto and maintains offices in Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary
and Vancouver.

For further information:

For further information: Steve Kee, Director, Corporate Communications,
TSX Group Inc., Toronto Office, (416) 947-4682, Toll Free 1-888-873-8392,
Cellular (416) 358-3714, Vancouver Office (604) 602-6902, Calgary Office (403)
218-2892, steve.kee@tsx.com

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