TSX Group travels to Chicago - Media Advisory

    TORONTO, Oct. 19 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, November 7th, 2007, the TSX Group
will hold an information session in Chicago to address the benefits of listing
on a TSX Group exchange and in Canada. This session will be the seventh of
nine scheduled to take place across the US as part of TSX Group's 2007
business development campaign to increase US awareness and listings. The
Chicago chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is an official
campaign supporter.
    TSX Group offers a world leading market designed to foster the growth of
small to mid-cap public companies in various industries including technology,
life sciences and manufacturing. Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture
Exchange list the second highest number of technology companies in the world
and serve as effective gateways to access North American capital with well
established relationships in each sector. TSX Group provides unique listing
strategies, strong follow on financing and an increased chance of analyst
coverage, all within a strong regulatory environment that maintains investor
    The reach of Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange extend
internationally, providing access to capital for more than 3,900 companies.
$2.2 trillion USD in global market capitalization and leading-edge trading
technology make TSX Group a dynamic source of North American capital.
    Presenting at the event will be Richard Nesbitt, CEO of TSX Group
(TSX:X), Kevan Cowan, President of TSX Venture Exchange, and Steve Hockett,
CEO of Rapid Brands (TSXV:RAP).

    Event:          TSX Group Information Session Keynote Luncheon, Going
    ------          Public Workshop and Networking Reception

    Date and Time:  Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
    --------------  Keynote Luncheon        12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
                    Going Public Workshop   2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
                    Networking Reception    5:00 PM to 7 PM

    Location:       Park Hyatt Chicago
    ---------       800 N Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611

    Speakers:       Richard Nesbitt, CEO, TSX Group (TSX:X)
    ---------       Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Venture Exchange
                    Steve Hockett, CEO, Rapid Brands (TSXV:RAP)

    Press:          RSVPs may be directed to esther@southardinc.com.

    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 Group also owns The Equicom Group Inc., a leading
provider of investor relations and related corporate communication services in
Canada. TSX Group is headquartered in Toronto and maintains offices in
Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.

For further information:

For further information: Esther Koo, Southard Communications, (212)
777-2220, esther@southardinc.com

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