Montréal - The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") will be holding public hearings on the transactions proposed by the Maple Group Acquisition Corporation ("Maple") on November 24 and 25, 2011 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.
The hearings will allow persons who have submitted observations in writing no later than November 7, 2011 to give an oral presentation for further discussions on the matter in light of feedback that has been received. The AMF is seeking comments on all aspects of the proposed transactions as well as on specific issues, given the important consequences that could ensue.
On October 3, 2011, Maple filed an application to acquire 100% of the outstanding common shares issued by TMX Group Inc. In its application, Maple also proposed that, concurrently or following the acquisition of TMX Group, it will acquire Alpha Trading Systems Limited Partnership and Alpha Trading Systems Inc. as well as The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited and, indirectly, CDS Clearing and Depository Services Inc. With this application, Maple is seeking AMF approval with respect to various aspects related to the proposed transactions.
The Autorité des marchés financiers ("AMF") is the regulatory and oversight body for Québec's financial industry.
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