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Key figures SIX Swiss Exchange and Scoach Switzerland: October 2011

(PresseBox) (Zurich, ) A total of 3,260,529 transactions were conducted in October - a decline of 18.7% compared with the previous month. Some 34,137,915 transactions were conducted between January and October 2011. This corresponds to an increase of 16.1% year-on-year. The strongest growth was recorded in the ETFs segment (+51.5%), followed by the equities incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs segment (+16.1%).

Trading volume in October came to a total of CHF 81.1 billion. This is 25.0% lower than in September. Trading volumes for January to October 2011 overall were 0.6% higher than in the same period of 2010. The sharpest increases were recorded in the ETFs (+51.3%) and structured products and warrants (+42.7%) segments, while trading volumes declined in the international bonds (-28.3%) and the equities, incl. funds, ETSFs and ETPs (-6.7%) segments.

January to October 2011 saw the listings of a total of 44,662 new structured products and warrants, as well as 332 CHF bonds. This corresponds to a rise of 34.7% and 0.3% respectively compared with the year-back period.

Happily, all of the major share indices posted gains in October 2011: The blue chip index SMI® closed at 5,731.3 points (+3.6% compared with the month previous, -11.0% compared with the end of 2010), the SLI Swiss Leader Index® PR at 875.9 points (+6.9% compared with the month previous, -13.9% compared with the end of 2010), and the broader-based SPI® at 5,211.9 points (+4.1% compared with the month previous, -10.0% compared with the end of 2010).

More detailed information is soon available in the statistical monthly report at:

An overview of order book quality on SIX Swiss Exchange can be found in the Equity Liquidity Matrix (ELM) at:

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 Swiss Exchange 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.