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TOKYO AIM Announces Draft Rules for the TOKYO PRO-BOND Market

Update : Mar. 02, 2011

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[Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.]

TOKYO AIM, Inc. ("TOKYO AIM") today published the draft rules and regulations for its new bond market for professional investors, the TOKYO PRO-BOND Market. The rules and regulations as well as a Q&A document were developed based on the comments made during the initial public consultation period on the outline framework published on November 10, 2010.

TOKYO AIM is looking to gather further comments and feedback from market participants on the proposed rules and regulations and has opened a second phase of public consultation.

1.Subject for Public Consultation
Please see attached the proposed rules and regulations for the TOKYO PRO-BOND Market as well as the corresponding Q&A document.

2.Period of Public Consultation
The public consultation will be open from March 2 to March 23, 2011.

3.Future Plan
TOKYO AIM will apply to the Financial Services Agency for approval of the TOKYO PRO-BOND Market rules and regulations once consultation responses have been received and the rules and regulations have been finalized. Upon receipt of approval from the Financial Services Agency, TOKYO AIM will publish the final rules and regulations for the TOKYO PRO-BOND Market together with a revised Q&A document.

Further details on TOKYO AIM can be found at:

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Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.
Corporate Communications
Tel: +81-3-3666-1361

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