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TMX Group Welcomes the International Mining Community to PDAC 2014

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange participating in series of events

TORONTO, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - TMX Group, one of the world's leading mining exchange groups, welcomes the international mining community to this year's Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada's (PDAC) International Convention, Trade Show & Investors Exchange, being held in Toronto through March 5, 2014.

"Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are the only truly diversified mining exchanges that support the industry from grass roots explorers to developers and some of the world's largest producing mining companies," said Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group. "We have a proven track record and are excited to share this with the mining community at PDAC."

A series of market open ceremonies are planned throughout the week.  Today, TMX Group is hosting a delegation from Peru including the Lima Stock Exchange and dual-listed issuers from both exchanges.  On Tuesday, March 4, TMX Group will host representatives from PDAC.  On Wednesday, March 5, TMX Group will host MineAfrica, which includes delegations from various African countries.

This year, market close ceremonies are also planned at Toronto Stock Exchange.  A business and government delegation from Chile will close trading today.  TMX Group will host a delegation from Argentina on Tuesday, March 4 and Mining Matters will close the market on Wednesday, March 5.

On March 3, John McCoach, President, TSX Venture Market will be speaking at a seminar hosted by ProChile and the Ministry of Mining of Chile.  Mr. McCoach will also be speaking at a seminar titled, "The Role of Stock Exchanges in Facilitating Capital-Raising" on March 4 and on March 5 he will be speaking at Fasken Martineau's and the Peruvian delegation's breakfast seminar titled, "The Growing Relationship between Canadian and Latin American markets".

Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange are the world's number one listing venue for mining companies.  As at January 31, 2014, the Exchanges were home to 1,612 mining issuers that have a combined market capitalization of $269 billion.

For Market Openings and Closings: 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.

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, NGX, 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 www.tmx.com.  Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup.

SOURCE TMX Group Inc.

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