TSX Venture Exchange Announces the 2016 TSX Venture 50

February 26, 2016

February 26, 2016 (TORONTO) – TSX Venture Exchange (TSXV) today announced the 2016 TSX Venture 50TM, an annual ranking of top performing companies from five industry sectors: Clean Technology and Life Sciences, Diversified Industries, Mining, Oil & Gas, and Technology. Representatives of TSX Venture 50 companies will today join exchange executives at a market open ceremony to celebrate their achievement.

Each year, the ranking showcases TSXV-listed companies that have shown notable results in key measures of market performance. The companies included in the 2016 TSX Venture 50 were selected based on three equally weighted criteria: market capitalization growth, share price appreciation and trading volume.

"TSX Venture Exchange is a unique incubator of early-stage public companies and an important part of Canada's innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem," said John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Exchange. "We are proud to once again recognize and celebrate the success of TSX Venture 50 companies, and we wish each of them continued growth and success."

The top performing TSX Venture 50 companies from each industry sector are:

Clean Technology & Life Sciences VANC Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NPH)
Diversified Industries Lingo Media Corporation (LM)
Mining Pure Energy Minerals Limited (PE)
Oil & Gas Petrodorado Energy Ltd. (PDQ)
Technology Pivot Technology Solutions Inc. (PTG)

For the full 2016 TSX Venture 50 ranking, methodology and profile videos of companies included in the ranking, visit: www.tsxventure50.com.

This is not an invitation to purchase securities listed on TSX Venture Exchange. TMX Group and its affiliates do not endorse or recommend any of the referenced securities and this is not an invitation to purchase securities on TSX Venture Exchange. Please seek professional advice to evaluate specific securities. TSX, TSX Venture Exchange and TSX Venture 50 are all trademarks of TSX Inc.

For Market Openings: Media may pick up a feed from the TOC (television operations centre) for all market open and close ceremonies. The feed is named TSX Transmit 1 (SD-SDI) and is produced at the TMX Broadcast Centre and sent live to the Toronto TOC. Those featured in the market opening and market closing move into position for the ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. and 3:57 p.m. respectively and the markets will open/close with the sound of a siren (the traditional market open/close on Toronto Stock Exchange) at 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET.


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For more information please contact:

Mathieu Labrèche
Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
TMX Group