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Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland: February 2011

(PresseBox) (Zürich, ) Revenues on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland came to CHF 102.2 billion in February 2011. This 0.5% increase compared with January 2011 is all the more pleasing because there were only 20 trading days in the month (January had 21 trading days). The number of transactions declined by 3.9% to 3,064,576. Equities, including funds, ETSFs and ETPs, posted a 2.8% rise to CHF 77.5 billion, while the number of actual trades fell by 4.2% to 2,812,268. The structured products and warrants segment saw both revenues and trades advance, as the former shot up by 7.6% to CHF 4.4 billion, and the latter was 3.9% higher at 129,309.

The key equity indices had a positive month in February. The blue chip index SMI® closed at 6,610.4 points (up 2.0% on the previous month), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR rose 2.3% to 1,058.0 points, and the more broad-based SPI® was up 2.4% to 5,952.3 points.

February 2011 saw the admission to trading of 3,825 new structured products and warrants (down 0.3% compared with January), and 55 new CHF bonds (+150.0%).

Scoach Switzerland Ltd

Scoach, a joint venture between SIX Group and Deutsche Börse AG, is a leading exchange for structured financial products. Scoach operates trading platforms in Zurich for Swiss market participants, as well as in Frankfurt for investors in Germany and the EU member states.

On Scoach Switzerland Ltd, only those products are traded that have completed the regulated listing procedure of SIX Swiss Exchange and fulfill clearly defined requirements with regard to investor protection. Trading is subject to strict rules that ensure transparent and fair dealings for all market participants. This regulated market vouches for the equal treatment of issuers and investors alike.

Speed of execution, fairness, transparency, security and innovativeness are the criteria by which we measure our success.

SIX Group AG

SIX Swiss Exchange is one of the world's leading and most technologically advanced securities exchanges. It provides customers with first-rate securities exchange services and brings together participants, issuers and investors in an efficient and transparent marketplace. In addition to the broad palette of products it offers, the SIX Swiss Exchange's integrated, fully automatic trading, clearing and settlement system is indeed convincing.

SIX Swiss Exchange is a subsidiary of SIX Group. On a worldwide scale, SIX Group offers first-rate services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial market information and payment transactions.