May 14, 2011 (Canada NewsWire Group) --
TORONTO, May 14 /CNW/ - TMX Group Inc. announces that it has received a written proposal for the acquisition of TMX Group by a corporation, formed by a number of Canadian financial institutions, including pension funds and banks, operating under the name Maple Group Acquisition Corporation ("Maple").
The Maple proposal, which is not binding and was prepared for discussion purposes, provides for a combination of cash and equity consideration stated to be at a premium to the current market price of TMX Group shares. The proposal also involves a number of significant conditions, including regulatory approval for the combination of TMX Group with both Alpha Group and CDS Inc., but does not specify the means for satisfying these conditions.
The Board of Directors of TMX Group, in accordance with its fiduciary duties and with counsel from its financial and legal advisers, will fulfill its legal responsibility and will evaluate the proposal.
TMX Group will continue to pursue efforts currently underway to secure the necessary regulatory and shareholder approvals required to complete its agreed merger with London Stock Exchange Group.
TMX Group will make no other public comment on the Maple proposal until the Board of Directors has completed its analysis.
About TMX Group (TSX-X)
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, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, Boston Options Exchange (BOX), Shorcan, Shorcan Energy, 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 (Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com.