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Press release from CNW Group

TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics July 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

TMX Group - Consolidated Trading Statistics July 201217:44 EDT Thursday, August 02, 2012Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Montreal Exchange, NGXTORONTO, Aug. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced July 2012 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange (MX) and Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), as well as TMX Select, TMX Group's alternative trading system.Volume on Toronto Stock Exchange fell 17% in July 2012 from June 2012, and was down 11% from July 2011. Volume on TSX Venture Exchange was down 8% compared to June 2012, and was down 34% from July 2011.Volume on MX in July 2012 was down 12% from June 2012, and was down 4% compared to July 2011. Open interest at the end of July 2012 was up 4% from the end of June 2012, and was up 14% compared to the end of July 2011.NGX experienced an 18% decrease in trading volume in July 2012 compared to June 2012, and was also down 18% compared to the same month a year earlier.Toronto Stock Exchange July 2012June 2012July 2011Volume5,788,636,0146,977,504,8126,529,699,747Value$87,294,727,165$101,370,214,901$93,779,295,840Transactions12,857,95815,798,46713,448,725S&P/TSX Composite Index Close11,664.7111,596.5612,945.63    Daily Averages   Volume275.6 million332.3 million326.5 millionValue$4,156.9 million$4,827.2 million$4,689.0 millionTransactions612,284752,308672,436Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011 % ChangeVolume50,985,793,48561,449,265,956-17.0Value$737,969,914,440$867,601,361,843-14.9Transactions113,619,560114,321,098-0.6    Daily Averages   Volume346.8 million423.8 million-18.2Value$5,020.2 million$5,983.5 million-16.1Transactions772,922788,421-2.0TSX Venture Exchange July 2012June 2012July 2011Volume2,525,961,1242,758,352,0803,811,126,077Value$1,216,850,064$1,556,300,324$2,677,055,219Transactions539,554587,525912,597S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close1,183.081,190.991,979.10    Daily Averages   Volume120.3 million131.4 million           190.6 millionValue               $57.9 million               $74.1 million         $133.9 millionTransactions25,69327,97745,629Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011% Change Volume26,572,701,00245,409,638,638-41.5Value        $15,557,006,885$32,365,628,446-51.9Transactions5,598,6619,278,169-39.7    Daily Averages   Volume180.8 million313.2 million-42.3Value$105.8 million$223.2 million                       -52.6Transactions38,08663,987                       -40.5TMX Select* July 2012June 2012July 2011Volume141,941,100210,087,90015,642,300Value$1,725,765,306$2,521,203,037$176,674,502Transactions391,699564,33725,308    Daily Averages   Volume6.8 million10.0 million1.0 millionValue$82.2 million$120.1 million$11.8 millionTransactions18,65226,8731,687Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011% Change  Volume1,574,649,30015,642,300N/AValue$18,926,483,751$176,674,502N/ATransactions4,198,51025,308N/A    Daily Averages   Volume10.71.0 millionN/AValue$128.8 million$11.8 millionN/ATransactions28,5611,687N/AMontreal Exchange July 2012June 2012July 2011Volume (Contracts)4,826,2335,461,3635,006,106Open Interest (Contracts)4,797,0334,627,2414,213,747Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011% ChangeVolume (Contracts)39,049,92435,829,379+9.0Open Interest (Contracts)4,797,0334,213,747+13.8NGX** July 2012June 2012July 2011Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules)942,1901,149,4451,146,672Year-to-date Statistics 20122011% ChangeTotal Energy Volume* (Terajoules)8,766,2728,790,316-0.3Trading data for Alpha will be included commencing with the August 2012 TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics.* commenced July 11, 2011**NGX Total Energy Volume includes trading and clearing in natural gas, crude oil and electricity.All figures are as of July 31, 2012. Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all July trades are finalized. The previous month's data has been updated to reflect known trade corrections.TMX Group guarantees neither the completeness nor the accuracy of this information. The information contained in this media release is provided for informational purposes only and you agree not to rely upon the information contained in this media release for any trading, business, or financial purposes.  By using this media release, you expressly agree to the condition thatTMX Group assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or inaccuracies in this media release.S&P is a trade-mark owned by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and is used under license.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, TMX Select, Alpha, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, data products and other services to the global financial community.  TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada (Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets (New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group Inc., visit our website at www.tmx.com.  Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup. SOURCE: TSX Group Inc.For further information: Aimee Paget Communications Specialist TMX Group 416-947-4685 aimee.paget@tmx.com