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Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland: November 2012

(PresseBox) (Zürich, ) A total of 2,559,932 transactions were conducted on SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland in November. This represents a fall of 2.7% compared with the previous month. However, turnover rose slightly month-on-month to CHF 71.3 billion (up 0.3%).

The number of trades in the equities incl. funds + ETSFs + ETPs segment was 2.7% lower than in October. Turnover fell by 5.9% to CHF 5.6 billion in ETFs, with the number of trades down 6.8% at 65,952. In structured products and warrants, turnover fell by 5.5% to CHF 2.3 billion and the number of trades by 1.0% to 69,021. In bonds CHF, meanwhile, turnover was 12.0% higher at CHF 15.4 billion, with the number of trades rising by 2.2% to 45,583.

In November, 35 new CHF-denominated bonds (down 7.9%) and 2,696 new structured products and warrants (down 39.9%) were admitted to trading. A total of 338 new CHF bonds (down 5.6%) and 42,721 new structured products and warrants (down 12.0%) have thus been listed in the year to date.

The leading equity indices moved higher in November 2012. The blue-chip SMI® closed the month at 6,820.6 points (+3.4% month-on-month, +14.9% for the year to date), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 1,032.9 points (+3.8% month-on-month, +17.8% for the year to date) and the broader SPI® at 6,275.4 points (+3.1% month-on-month, +17.4% for the year to date).

SIX Swiss Exchange AG

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.

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. 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.