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SIX Swiss Exchange AG Selnaustrasse 30 8021 Zürich, Switzerland http://www.six-swiss-exchange.com
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Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland: August 2012

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A total of 2,425,595 trades were carried out on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland in August, representing a fall of 12.7% compared with July. However, turnover was up 0.2% on July at CHF 69.1 billion.

Turnover in equities including funds, ETSFs and ETPs was 11.2% lower at CHF 41.4 billion, while the number of trades was down 13.4% at 2,247,933. In structured products and warrants, meanwhile, turnover rose by 33.2% to CHF 3.6 billion despite a 6.2% decline in the number of trades to 68,538. In bonds CHF, turnover was 14.1% higher at CHF 16.6 billion, while the number of trades fell by 10.4% to 43,290. Turnover in the ETFs segment came to CHF 7.4 billion, up 48.4% month-on-month.

In August, 13 new bonds CHF (down 61.8%) and 3,408 new structured products and warrants (down 20.2%) were admitted to trading. A total of 231 new bonds CHF (down 16.6%) and 32,430 new structured products and warrants (down 10.5%) have thus been listed in the year to date.

The leading equity indices were a mixed bag in August 2012. The blue-chip SMI® closed the month at 6,388.0 points (-0.2% month-on-month, +7.6% for the year to date), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 947.1 points (+0.4% month-on-month, +8.0% for the year to date) and the broader SPI® at 5,903.7 points (-0.2% month-on-month, +10.5% for the year to date).

SIX Swiss Exchange AG

SIX Swiss Exchange is a leading regulated securities exchange in Europe and unrivalled in the life science area. SIX Swiss Exchange forms the efficient and transparent reference market for trading in its attractive segments of equities, bonds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Products (ETPs).

SIX Swiss Exchange calculates a wide range of indices - including Switzerland's foremost equity index, the SMI®, further benchmarks such as the SLI® and SPI® as well as industry, bond and customer indices. With holdings in Scoach, STOXX, Swiss Fund Data and Indexium, it is involved in successful joint ventures that benefit all financial market players. www.six-swiss-exchange.com

SIX operates Switzerland's financial market infrastructure and offers on a global scale comprehensive services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement, as well as financial information and payment transactions. The company is owned by its users (150 banks of various size and orientation) and, with its workforce of more than 3'900 employees and presence in 25 countries, generated an operating income of 1.26 billion Swiss francs and a Group net income of CHF 218.6 million in 2011. www.six-group.com

Scoach, a joint venture between SIX 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. www.scoach.ch

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