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CNSX Markets Welcomes Virtual Brokers to the Canadian National Stock Exchange

Toronto, July 23, 2012:
CNSX Markets Inc. (CNSX Markets) today announced that Virtual Brokers, a division of investment dealer BBS Securities Inc., is now offering client access for trading and real-time market information for the Canadian National Stock Exchange. “We are extremely pleased that Virtual Brokers has joined the growing community of discount and full-service brokers providing client access to the Canadian National Stock Exchange.  The exchange is steadily adding new listings, including structured products, and has experienced record trading volumes in the first 6 months of 2012.  Virtual Brokers and its clients will be an important part of the continued growth of our exchange“, said Richard Carleton, CEO of CNSX Markets.  
“Headquartered in Toronto, Virtual Brokers (“VB”) specializes in providing outstanding trade execution services to investors, traders and fund managers who demand excellence. Powered with innovative technologies and deep understanding of financial markets, Virtual Brokers provides superior products and services to all of its clients. Our mandate at Virtual Brokers is making everything automated for our clients at a very reasonable cost; calling a broker to place a simple order is matter of the past now; I am happy to announce that VB is one of the few online brokers who offers online CNSX trade execution services to Canadians” said Bardya Ziaian, CEO and President of BBS Securities Inc. & Virtual Brokers.

For more information about access to the Canadian National Stock Exchange, contact:
Pina De Santis
Vice President, Corporate Development
416-572-2000 ext. 2289

For more information about BBS Securities Inc. and Virtual Brokers, contact:
Kambiz Vatan-Abadi
VP, Operations

About CNSX Markets:

CNSX Markets Inc. is a Canadian company established in 2001 that operates the Canadian National Stock Exchange (“CNSX”). The company was recognized by the Ontario Securities Commission as a stock exchange in 2004. In 2011, trading volume increased by 45% over the previous year while the number of listings grew for the 8thconsecutive year. CNSX recently initiated an exchange traded note programme (11 notes listed to date) to diversify the types of products available to Canadian investment dealers and their clients.

CNSX provides listing and trading services to a wide range of Canadian and international issuers by offering low fees and innovative continuous disclosure features designed to minimize regulatory costs while improving the quality of information available to investors. With over 175 securities listed, and 90 participating dealers, CNSX is an attractive and growing venue for issuers of equity and debt securities from all business sectors.

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About BBS Securities Inc. and Virtual Brokers:

Virtual Brokers (“VB”) is a division of BBS Securities Inc. (“BBS”). BBS is Canadian-owned and operated, and is registered in all provinces and territories of Canada as an Investment Dealer. BBS is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund (CIPF). VB is an innovative, technology-driven brokerage firm that specializes in providing outstanding trade execution services to sophisticated traders, investors and money managers who demand excellence. In addition to flexible commission structure, All-in-One Account (Equity/Option/Margin/Short), Access to New Issues Market, Strong Bond and Lending Desks, VB offers Direct Market Access (DMA), Advanced Free Trading Platforms, Free Registered Accounts, Customized Algorithms, and up to $10,000,000 CAD in Asset Protection to qualified individuals, corporations and institutions.

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