NGX Receives Foreign Board of Trade Status Approval from the CFTC

NGX Receives Foreign Board of Trade Status Approval from the CFTC 
CALGARY, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - Natural Gas Exchange Inc. (NGX), a wholly-owned 
subsidiary of TMX Group, today announced that its application to become 
registered as a foreign board of trade (FBOT) has received approval from the 
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The FBOT registration 
replaces NGX's exempt commercial market status, which was eliminated by the 
enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act. 
"NGX is very pleased to have received this approval because the FBOT status 
ensures that we are able to continue to provide direct participation in our 
markets by our U.S. participants," said Jim Oosterbaan, President, NGX. 
"TMX Group welcomes this historic approval," added Tom Kloet, CEO, TMX 
Group. "We are appreciative of the CFTC Commission and staff's prompt and 
diligent consideration of this, the first application submitted under the new 
Dodd Frank FBOT regime." 
The new FBOT status recognizes NGX's comparable domestic regulatory regime and 
oversight as it relates to trading in NGX markets, which supports efficient 
cross-border regulation. The change does not directly impact NGX's 
clients. NGX will continue to clear contracts as a Derivatives Clearing 
NGX provides exchange, delivery, clearing and settlement services to over 250 
energy trading customers in North America. In 2008, NGX launched an alliance 
with IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) whereby NGX uses ICE front-end 
trading technology. NGX currently offers products and clearing services at 
over 65 natural gas, crude oil and power locations in North America. For more 
information on the FBOT status and on U.S. classification of NGX products 
please visit 
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 Follow TMX 
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Carolyn Quick Director, Communications and Public Affairs TMX Group 
SOURCE: TMX Group Inc. 
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