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FTSE and TMX Datalinx complete transaction to create new global fixed income index business: FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital


FTSE and TMX Datalinx complete transaction to create new global fixed income index business: FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets

TORONTO AND LONDON, April 5, 2013 /CNW/ - FTSE Group, part of London Stock Exchange Group, and TMX Group today announce that they have completed the transaction to combine their fixed income businesses in a new joint venture, FTSE TMX Global Debt Capital Markets. The transaction was completed on the terms announced on February 27, 2013.

About FTSE: FTSE Group (FTSE) is a world-leader in the provision of global index and analytical solutions. FTSE calculates indices across a wide range of asset classes, on both a standard and custom basis. FTSE indices are used extensively by investors worldwide for investment analysis, performance measurement, asset allocation, portfolio hedging and the creation of a wide range of index derivatives, funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), and other structured products.

FTSE has built an enviable reputation for the reliability and accuracy of our indices and related data services. FTSE has a long tradition of listening and responding to the market so that it is at the forefront of developing new approaches to index design, many of which are now accepted as the market standard. FTSE prides itself in continuing to invest significant resource in researching and developing new index solutions.

The foundation for FTSE's global, regional, country and sector indices is the FTSE global equity universe, which covers over 7,400 securities in 47 different countries and captures 98% of the world's investable market capitalization. FTSE's flagship global benchmark, the FTSE All-World, is used by investors worldwide to structure and benchmark their international equity portfolios.

Exchanges around the world have chosen FTSE to calculate their domestic indices. These include ATHEX, Bolsas y Mercados Españoles, Borsa Italiana, Bursa Malaysia, Casablanca SE, Cyprus Stock Exchange, IDX, JSE, LSE, NASDAQ Dubai, NYSE Euronext, PSE, SGX, Stock Exchange of Thailand and TWSE. In addition, FTSE works with a variety of companies and associations to deliver innovative index solutions which provide the market with fresh opportunities.

FTSE is an independent company owned by the London Stock Exchange Group.

For more information visit www.ftse.com

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.

London Stock Exchange Group Victoria Brough (Media) +44 (0) 20 7797 1222 Paul Froud (Investor Relations) +44 (0) 20 7797 3322

TMX Group Carolyn Quick (Media) 1-416-947-4597 carolyn.quick@tmx.com Paul Malcolmson (Investor Relations) 1-416-947-4713 paul.malcolmson@tmx.com

SOURCE: TMX Group Inc.

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CO: FTSE Group ST: Ontario NI: FIN VNT

-0- Apr/05/2013 14:45 GMT

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