TORONTO, April 5, 2013 /CNW/ - TMX Group today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the transfer agent and corporate trust services business from Equity Financial. The business, which will be named TMX Equity Transfer Services, is now part of the portfolio of services provided by TMX Group to companies listed on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange. These services also include investor relations, design services, shareholder data and tracking, and market analytics. The closing was completed as per the terms announced on February 13, 2013. Market Open Celebration Executives from TMX Group and TMX Equity Transfer Services will open trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday, April 8, 2013 to celebrate the closing of the transaction. For Market Openings: Media may pick up a feed from the TOC (television operations centre) for all market open ceremonies. The feed is named TSX Transmit 2 and is produced at the TMX Broadcast Centre and sent live to the TOC. Those featured in the market opening move into position for the market open ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. and the markets will open with the sound of a siren (the traditional market open on Toronto Stock Exchange) at 9:30 a.m.About TMX Group (TSX:X) TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income and energy. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TMX Select, Alpha Group, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Natural Gas Exchange, BOX Options Exchange, Shorcan, Shorcan Energy Brokers, Equicom and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across Canada ( Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver), in key U.S. markets ( New York, Houston, Boston and Chicago) as well as in London, Beijing and Sydney. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at www.tmx.com. Follow TMX Group on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tmxgroup. SOURCE TMX Group Inc.