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TMX Group Consultation Paper on Emerging Market Issuers

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On December 17, 2012 the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) and TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV” and together with the TSX the “Exchanges”) published a consultation paper on their respective listing requirements applicable to issuers with a significant connection to an emerging market jurisdiction (the “Paper”). The Paper follows the recent guide published by the Ontario Securities Commission: Staff Notice 51-720 – Issuer Guide for Companies Operating in Emerging Markets in which similar issues were identified and discussed. The principal purposes of the Paper are to: (a) present the potential risks associated with listing emerging market issuers (“EMIs”) that have been identified by the Exchanges; (b) provide preliminary guidance to issuers and their advisors with respect to listing considerations applicable to EMIs; and (c) solicit comments from market participants on matters related to listing EMIs, including possible new guidance or requirements that the Exchanges may implement.

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