CNSX Markets Inc.

CNSX Markets Inc.
Laurentian Bank Securities

December 23, 2009 12:10 ET

CNSX Markets Inc. and Laurentian Bank Securities Announce Online Order Entry

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 23, 2009) - CNSX Markets Inc. (CNSX Markets) and Laurentian Bank today announced that account holders with Laurentian Bank Discount Brokerage are now able to trade securities listed on the Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX) online.

"CNSX is excited to announce that Laurentian Bank Discount Brokerage is offering investors online access to CNSX listed securities", stated Rob Cook, President of CNSX Markets.

Pierre Godbout, Vice President with Laurentian Bank Securities added "If you are trading online using our transactional platform you are now offered an economical and efficient way to access CNSX listed stocks, with straight through online execution, as well as wide range of products and a host of tools to respond to your investor needs and allow you to follow the constant evolution of the markets."

About CNSX:

CNSX Markets is a privately held Canadian company that operates two distinct markets: The Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX); and Pure Trading, which provides a high-speed trading venue for stocks listed on Canadian stock exchanges. CNSX competes for listings and trading by offering lower listing fees and innovative continuous disclosure features designed to minimize regulatory costs while improving the quality of information available to investors. With over 120 securities listed, CNSX is a full service stock exchange for issuers of various types of securities from all business sectors.

About Laurentian Bank Securities:

Laurentian Bank Securities (LBS) is a full-broker firm with 15 offices in Quebec and Ontario and employing 200 employees. It operates five divisions: Institutional - Fixed-income, Institutional - Equity, Discount Brokerage, Retail services and Services to institutions.

LBS is wholly owned by the Laurentian Bank of Canada. Laurentian Bank is well established in the Province of Quebec, operating the third-largest retail branch network. Elsewhere throughout Canada, it operates in specific market segments where it holds an enviable position. Laurentian Bank of Canada has more than $21 billion in balance sheet assets and more than $14 billion in assets under administration.

Contact Information

  • CNSX Markets Inc.
    Rob Cook
    President
    416 572-2000, ext. 2470
    robert.cook@cnsx.ca
    www.cnsx.ca
    or
    Laurentian Bank Securities
    Mary-Claude tardif
    514 284-4500, ext. 4695