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TMX Group and China Financial Futures Exchange Sign Memorandum of Understanding

March 10, 2014

TMX Group marks occasion with a market open ceremony in Toronto

March 10, 2014 (Shanghai and Toronto) - China Financial Futures Exchange Incorporated (CFFEX) and TMX Group today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance their understanding of each others' businesses and to evaluate further business opportunities. Hui Mei, Board Secretary of CFFEX and Brenda Hoffman, Chief Information Officer, Group Head of Technology, TMX Group participated in the signing ceremony.

Under the MoU, TMX Group and CFFEX may evaluate potential opportunities for cooperation, including the provision of advisory and consultation services concerning risk management, business strategy, market surveillance and new product development.

Top leadership on both sides applauded the signing of the MoU. Zhang Shenfeng, Chairman of CFFEX, expressed his support in the following statement: "The signing of this MoU is of great significance to CFFEX as TMX Group is an important partner in our internationalization strategy." Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group added: "We are very excited to enter into this MoU with CFFEX as we look to broaden our activities in the Chinese market. Our two organizations share a strong commitment to exploring the meaningful benefits we can derive from our relationship."

"I sincerely hope that together with TMX Group, we can take this opportunity to enhance communication, build a closer partnership, work towards more collaboration and achieve common strategic goals." said Hui Mei.

"We look forward to working with CFFEX to evaluate their technology and risk management needs," said Brenda Hoffman. "Together, we can explore ways to leverage our expertise and better serve our customers."

For Market Openings: Media may pick up a feed from the TOC (television operations centre) for all market open ceremonies. The feed is named TSX Transmit 1 (SD-SDI) and is produced at TMX and sent live to the Toronto TOC. The client moves into position for the market open ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. and the markets will open with the sound of a SIREN (the traditional market open on Toronto Stock Exchange).

 




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, TMX Select, Alpha Group, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom 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 (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 http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tmxgroup.