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TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE

NOTICE OF APPROVAL

HOUSEKEEPING AMENDMENTS TO THE

TORONTO STOCK EXCHANGE COMPANY MANUAL

Introduction

In accordance with the "Protocol for Commission Oversight of Toronto Stock Exchange Rule Proposals" between the Ontario Securities Commission (the "OSC") and Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX"), TSX has adopted, and the OSC has approved, amendments (the "Amendments") to the TSX Company Manual (the "Manual"). The Amendments are housekeeping in nature and therefore are considered non-public interest amendments.

Reasons for the Amendments

The Amendments have been made to Appendix H Form 3 -- Change in Officers/Directors/Trustees.

The changes in Appendix H of the Manual to Form 3 -- Change in Officers/Directors/Trustees represent: (i) a change to clarify the review that TSX may conduct in respect of the officer/director/trustee on receipt of the Form 3; and (ii) a change to ensure that the issuer is authorized to submit the Form 3 for the officer/director/trustee and accepts the representation and warranty regarding personal information, in compliance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada). The review conducted by TSX pursuant to a Form 3 is done in accordance with Section 716 of the Manual. The changes to Form 3 are being made in compliance with protection of personal information considerations and do not represent a substantive change to the Manual or Form 3.

Text of Amendments

The Amendments are attached as Appendix A.

Effective Date

The Amendments become effective on September 4, 2009.

 

APPENDIX A

NON-PUBLIC INTEREST AMENDMENTS TO THE TSX COMPANY MANUAL

FORM 3 -- CHANGE IN OFFICERS/DIRECTORS/TRUSTEES

REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY REGARDING PERSONAL INFORMATION

By submitting this Form 3 to TSX, the Company represents and warrants that the Company has obtained all consents required under applicable law (including without limitation the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (Canada)) in order for TSX to use, collect and disclose information about an identifiable individual contained in this Form 3,3 that relates to an identifiable individual, and information about such individual collected subsequently by TSX in accordance with Exhibit 1 to this Form 3 (Form 3 Personal Information Collection Policy), for the purposes set out in Exhibit 1 to this Form 3.

EXHIBIT 1: FORM 3 PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION POLICY

Collection, Use and Disclosure

TSX Inc. and its affiliates, their authorized agents, subsidiaries and divisions, including Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange (collectively referred to as "TSX") collect the information (which may include personal, confidential, non-public, criminal or other information) in Form 3 and in other forms that are submitted by an Issuer and use it for the following purposes:

    • to conduct background checks on the individual to whom such information relates (the "Subject"),

    • to verify the information that has been provided about the Subject,

    • to consider the Subject's suitability to act as an officer, director or insider of an Issuer, as applicable,

    • to detect and prevent fraud, and

    • to determine whether to request a TSX Personal Information Form (Form 4) for the Subject.

As part of this process, TSX also collects additional information about the Subject from public mediaand non-public sources, including news, regulatory, bankruptcy and court records, and internal TSX databases, to ensure that the purposes set out above can be accomplished.

TSX may from time to time use third parties to process information and/or provide other administrative services. In this regard, we may share the information with our carefully selected service providers.

By clicking the button below you accept the REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY REGARDING PERSONAL INFORMATION stated above.

By clicking the button below, you confirm:

1) you are authorized to submit this form on behalf of the Company and

2) the Company accepts the REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY REGARDING PERSONAL INFORMATION stated above