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Press release from CNW Group

TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics - August 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

TMX Group Consolidated Trading Statistics - August 201207:30 EDT Thursday, September 06, 2012Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha Exchange,Montreal Exchange, NGXTORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - TMX Group Limited today announced August 2012 trading statistics for its diversified group of exchanges - Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, Montreal Exchange (MX), Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), TMX Select and Alpha Exchange.Trading volume on Toronto Stock Exchange was down 7% in August 2012 compared to July 2012, and was down 42% compared to August 2011.TSX Venture Exchange experienced a 23% increase in volume in August 2012 compared to July 2012, though was down 19% from the same month a year earlier.Volume on TMX Select was up 8% over July 2012 and was down 13% compared to August 2011. Volume on Alpha fell 1% compared to July 2012 and declined 42% compared to August 2011.Volume on MX was up 11% in August 2012 compared to July 2012, though was down 13% compared to August 2011. Open interest at the end of August 2012 increased 3% from the end of July 2012, and was up 16% from the end of August 2011.Volume on NGX increased 10% in August 2012 from July 2012, though was down 13% compared to the same month a year earlier.Toronto Stock Exchange August 2012July 2012August 2011Volume5,376,399,4945,788,636,0149,324,029,549Value$79,633,814,676$87,294,727,165$147,377,940,939Transactions11,821,00512,857,95823,045,051S&P/TSX Composite Index Close11,949.2611,664.7112,768.70    Daily Averages   Volume244.4 million275.6 million423.8 millionValue$3,619.7 million$4,156.9 million$6,699.0 millionTransactions537,318612,2841,047,502Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011 % ChangeVolume56,362,192,97970,773,295,505-20.4Value$817,603,729,116$1,014,979,302,782-19.4Transactions125,440,565137,366,149-8.7    Daily Averages   Volume333.5 million423.8 million-21.3Value$4,837.9 million$6,077.7 million-20.4Transactions742,252822,552-9.8TSX Venture Exchange August 2012July 2012August 2011Volume3,118,391,8142,525,961,1243,843,672,177Value$1,397,233,865$1,216,850,064$2,345,679,739Transactions588,238539,554941,978S&P/TSX Venture Composite Index Close1,240.741,183.081,810.87    Daily Averages   Volume141.7 million120.3 million           174.7 millionValue               $63.5 million                $57.9 million         $106.6 millionTransactions26,73825,69342,817Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011% Change Volume29,691,092,81649,253,310,815-39.7Value        $16,954,240,750$34,711,308,185-51.3Transactions6,186,89910,220,147-39.5    Daily Averages   Volume175.7 million294.9 million-40.4Value$100.3 million$207.9 million                       -51.8Transactions36,60961,198                       -40.2TMX Select* August 2012July 2012August 2011Volume152,657,300141,941,100175,167,800Value$1,642,153,882$1,725,765,306$1,777,043,864Transactions399,002391,699429,524    Daily Averages   Volume6.9 million6.8 million8.0 millionValue$74.6 million$82.2 million$80.8 millionTransactions18,13618,65219,524Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011% Change  Volume1,727,306,600190,810,100N/AValue$20,568,637,633$1,953,718,366N/ATransactions4,597,512454,832N/A    Daily Averages   Volume10.2 million5.2 millionN/AValue$121.7 million$52.8 millionN/ATransactions27,20412,293N/AAlpha Exchange August 2012July 2012August 2011Volume2,301,560,415         2,325,462,8813,993,000,290Value$24,814,069,137$26,062,786,664$38,190,165,358Transactions4,438,055         4,438,7814,575,896    Daily Averages   Volume104.6             110.7 million181.5 millionValue$1,127.9 million         $1,241.1 million$1,735.9 millionTransactions201,730             211,371207,995Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011% Change  Volume22,382,691,76136,006,331,025-37.8Value$237,450,751,864$291,332,528,870-18.5Transactions43,783,27847,003,868-6.9    Daily Averages   Volume132.4 million215.6 million-38.6Value$1,405.0 million$1,744.5 million-19.5Transactions259,073281,460-8.0Montreal Exchange August 2012July 2012August 2011Volume (Contracts)5,362,8724,826,2336,179,988Open Interest (Contracts)4,919,9134,797,0334,253,143Year-to-date Statistics 2012 2011% ChangeVolume (Contracts)44,412,79642,009,367+5.7Open Interest (Contracts)4,919,9134,253,143+15.7NGX August 2012July 2012August 2011Total Energy Volume** (Terajoules)1,036,596942,1901,196,217Year-to-date Statistics 20122011% ChangeTotal Energy Volume** (Terajoules)9,802,8699,986,533-1.8* Launched July 11, 2011; trading in all symbols enabled August 8, 2011.**NGX Total Energy Volume includes trading and clearing in natural gas, crude oil and electricity.All figures are as of August 31, 2012.  Because trades have a three-day settlement, figures may be subject to change until all August 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 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 Exchange, 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, visit our website at  Follow TMX Group on Twitter at TSX Group Inc.For further information: Aimee Paget Communications Specialist TMX Group 416-947-4685