January 21, 2013 (TORONTO) – TMX Group Limited today announced that combined, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange were first in the world among global exchanges by number of new listings for the fourth consecutive year, according to data from the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) as of December 31, 2012.
Toronto Stock Exchange welcomed 132 new issuers, including 28 graduates, and TSX Venture Exchange welcomed 161 new issuers for a total of 293 new listings in 2012. TMX Group was third in the world for new international listings in 2012, with 31, as compared to 33 at London Stock Exchange Group and 32 at NYSE Euronext.
TMX Group's equity exchanges also ranked third in the world for equity capital raised, according to the WFE. Issuers listed on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange raised $56.5 billion in 2012. TMX Group's equity exchanges were behind only NASDAQ OMX, which was ranked second and NYSE Euronext, which was ranked first. TMX Group moved up from 2011 when it was sixth in the world.
"We are extremely proud to be a premier listing destination and to once again rank among the world's top performing exchanges," said Kevan Cowan, President, TSX Markets and Group Head of Equities, TMX Group. "We are fully dedicated to attracting new issuers and to providing the companies on our markets with the access to capital they need to achieve their business objectives."
The WFE report also indicated that TMX Group was seventh in the world in terms of total market capitalization in 2012.
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 http://www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at https://twitter.com/tmxgroup.