TMX Group Expands into Transfer Agent Business

Will acquire transfer agent assets from Equity Financial Holdings Inc. 
TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - TMX Group Limited today announced that it has 
entered into an agreement with Equity Financial Holdings Inc. (Equity) to 
acquire its transfer agent and corporate trust services business. The 
acquisition marks TMX Group's expansion into a highly-complementary business 
area with both immediate scale and significant opportunities for growth. 
"This acquisition further diversifies our revenue base, opens new growth 
avenues and provides TMX Group with an even stronger offering for our 
customers," said Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX Group. "Furthermore, TMX Group is 
uniquely positioned to build on Equity's success by expanding our 
relationships with listed companies and the capital markets advisory 
community." 
Transfer agency and corporate trust services complement the strong public 
company services offering currently provided by TMX Group, including investor 
relations, design services, shareholder data and tracking, and market 
analytics. The Equity business currently offers services to 700 clients, 
most of which are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange or TSX Venture Exchange. 
In addition, it supports public market activities by maintaining security 
holder registers, acting as a depositary agent for merger and acquisition 
transactions, and assisting issuers in discharging their obligation to hold 
meetings of security holders. 
"With this acquisition we will further broaden our portfolio of services and 
enhance the value we can deliver to public companies," said Kevan Cowan, 
President, TSX Markets and TMX Group Head of Equities. "We look forward to 
welcoming the Equity team of professionals to TMX Group and are excited to 
work with them to expand the business and serve our customers." 
Under the terms of the agreement, TMX Group will pay $64 million for these 
assets subject to certain post-closing price adjustments, which will be funded 
from existing cash and credit facilities. Certain terms and conditions within 
the credit agreement will be amended. In 2012, the business generated 
revenues of approximately $17 million and was profitable. TMX Group expects 
the acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in the first year 
following the closing of the transaction. The transaction, which is expected 
close at the end of March or early April, is subject to closing conditions, 
including certain consents and an Equity shareholder vote. 
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 www.tmx.com. Follow TMX 
Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup. 
Carolyn Quick Director, Communications and Public Affairs TMX Group 
416-947-4597 carolyn.quick@tmx.com 
SOURCE: Toronto Stock Exchange 
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