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Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland: November 2011

(PresseBox) (Zurich, ) In November 2011, a total of 3,287,776 trades were conducted on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland. This corresponds to a month-on-month increase of 0.8%. Some 37,425,761 transactions were conducted between January and November 2011. Trading activity was thus up 15.1% on the prior-year period. The sharpest increase was recorded in the ETFs segment (+44.5%), followed by equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (+15.3%). Bonds CHF, the second-largest segment by turnover, also showed strong growth in the number of trades (+10%).

Turnover in November 2011 totalled CHF 79.1 billion, down 2.3% month-on-month. Compared with the prior-year period, trading volumes were 1.2% lower in the first 11 months of 2011. This is primarily attributable to turnover in the two segments international bonds (-28.0%) and equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (-8.2%). By contrast, there were significant rises in the two segments ETFs (+45.1%) and structured products and warrants (+34.7%).

In all, some 48,528 new structured products and warrants (+28.8%) as well as 358 new bonds CHF (-0.8%) were listed between January and November 2011.

The leading equity indices trended lower in November 2011. The blue-chip SMI® closed the month at 5,652.3 points (-1.4% month-on-month, -12.2% for the year to date), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 853.3 points (-2.6% month-on-month, -16.1% for the year to date) and the broader SPI® at 5,131.3 (-1.5% month-on-month, -11.4% for the year to date).

SIX Swiss Exchange

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.

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.