TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. today announced that its shareholders passed a special resolution to approve a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) involving, among other things, the acquisition by TMX Group Limited (formerly Maple Group Acquisition Corporation) of all of the outstanding common shares of TMX Group Inc. (other than common shares held by TMX Group Limited) in exchange for common shares of TMX Group Limited on a one-for-one basis (the "Arrangement"). The special resolution was approved by 99.99% of the votes cast by holders of common shares of TMX Group Inc. at TMX Group Inc.'s special meeting of shareholders held on September 12, 2012 in Toronto.
The application to the Ontario Superior Court to obtain the final order approving the Arrangement is scheduled for September 13, 2012. The transaction with TMX Group Limited is expected to close on September 14, 2012 following the receipt of all necessary court approvals and the satisfaction of other customary conditions.
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About TMX Group Limited (formerly Maple Group Acquisition Corporation)
On August 10, 2012, Maple Group Acquisition Corporation completed its acquisition of 80% of the TMX Group Inc. shares pursuant to the Maple offer and was renamed TMX Group Limited.
TMX Group Limited completed the acquisitions of each of The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited ("CDS") and of Alpha Trading Systems Inc. and Alpha Trading Systems Limited Partnership (collectively, "Alpha") on August 1, 2012. As a result of these acquisitions, CDS and Alpha have become wholly-owned subsidiaries of TMX Group Limited.
TMX Group Limited has received conditional approval to list its shares on Toronto Stock Exchange following completion of the arrangement. Listing of the TMX Group Limited shares on Toronto Stock Exchange is subject to the satisfaction of the applicable conditions on or before October 2, 2012.
TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, 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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