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CSE Debuts New Website with Enhanced Productivity Tools for Issuers and Investors

Launch Coincides with Record Trading Volumes

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at www.thecse.com.  Created with the entrepreneur in mind, the website is designed to support rapid growth in listings and user traffic now and into the future, while encouraging deeper interaction among the exchange, its issuers and investors.

Notable features on the new website include multiple levels of trading data, interactive charting, and instant access to SEDAR filings for all CSE issuers.  Streamlined menus and the addition of “quick links” simplify navigation by providing direct paths to high-use pages.

The shift to a leading-edge content platform enables the website to evolve with user needs, while an embedded Twitter ™ feed and improved events calendar  provide more visible opportunities for investors and entrepreneurs to connect with the CSE online and in person.  The new platform also prioritizes load times to ensure a fast, user-friendly experience.

Acknowledging the growing percentage of users who access information on mobile devices, the website renders seamlessly across all device types and platforms.  Text and graphics instantly re-size on tablets and smartphones so that information is easy to see, with full functionality retained.

Sections and features of the new CSE website include:

  • Enhanced microsites for each security listed featuring price quotes, market depth (by price and order), interactive charts, news releases, documents filed with the exchange, and searchable SEDAR filings;
  • A Market Activity page with broader exchange data, expanded charting and information tools for the CSE Composite Index, as well as regulatory materials;
  • Information for potential issuers including how to go public, listing documents, contact information for exchange personnel who can help with the listing process, and a calendar of listed company workshops and events;
  • A regularly updated blog featuring exchange news, regulatory initiatives, event coverage and the CSE Quarterly Magazine (containing updates from CSE senior management and profiles of successful CSE issuers);
  • A Support Centre for investors, listed companies, dealers, data subscribers, market makers and other users with quick links in every category.  The Support Centre also contains a complete library of forms for existing and potential issuers.

“In today’s business world a strong online presence across multiple channels is extremely important. The CSE’s new website serves the entrepreneurs and investors at the core of our service offering,” said Richard Carleton, CEO of the Canadian Securities Exchange.  “To meet these needs we are providing richer functionality and greater depth of information through our new digital platform.  The website for the CSE is an investment in our promise to continually support our community as effectively as possible.”

The introduction of the CSE’s new website capped off a record-breaking month for trading volume on the exchange.  Trading in CSE-listed companies totaled 411.95 million shares in April, representing an increase of 32.6% over the previous record, set in March 2014.

Trading volume also reached the highest level in the CSE’s history for a four-month period, surging 34.7% year on year in January through April 2016 to 1.15 billion shares.  This outpaced the previous four-month record (September through December 2015) by 22.7%.

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.  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 300 issues covering a broad range of industry sectors.

For more information, please visit www.thecse.com and our blog at http://blog.thecse.com.  Also follow us on Twitter @CSE_News or on our company page on LinkedIn.

Contact:

Richard Carleton, CEO

416-367-7360

richard.carleton@thecse.com

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