TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 1, 2014) - The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) today announced the implementation of a significant decrease to its trade execution fees for CSE and TSX Venture listed securities. The new fees, detailed below, are designed to reduce costs for the dealer community and encourage greater liquidity for listed companies.

2014 has been a year of significant growth for the CSE. Trading volumes for CSE-listed securities in the first quarter increased by 231% compared to the same period last year. The CSE has welcomed 18 new listings to date, representing a broad spectrum of industries and instrument types, and is on track to record its largest increase in new listings since its inception in 2003.

Richard Carleton, CEO, commented: "The CSE continues to work with our dealer community to reduce complexity and cost in the delivery of all of our services. The new fee model, along with a number of other recent initiatives, demonstrates our commitment to providing cost effective services to our customers."

Price per Share Active Fee Passive Fee
Securities Trading at $1.00 and above $0.0002 $0.0002
Securities Trading Between $0.10 and $0.99 $0.00008 $0.00008
Securities Trading for less than $0.10 $0.00004 with a cap of $15 $0.00004 with a cap of $15

About the Canadian Securities Exchange:

The Canadian Securities Exchange is the only exchange in Canada providing trading and market information services for all domestically listed instruments. Founded in 2003 and recognized as an exchange by the Ontario Securities Commission in 2004, the CSE is designed to facilitate the capital formation process for public companies through a streamlined approach to company regulation that emphasizes disclosure and the provision of efficient secondary market trading services for investors. The exchange is home to more than 200 issues covering a broad range of industry sectors.

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Contact Information:

Richard Carleton
CEO, CNSX Markets Inc.