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Bay Street's Best Play SCRABBLE for Literacy

TORONTO, March 06, Mar 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) --

On March 7, Arcadian Court in Toronto will be filled with hundreds of tiles that spell words including L-I-T-E-R-A-C-Y as Bay Street's fiercest wordsmiths compete in the 14 annual SCRABBLE Corporate Challenge to raise funds for Frontier College. Frontier College is Canada's oldest literacy organization that provides free literacy programs for children, youth, and adults across the country.

Hosted by Pat Bolland and presented by TMX Group, the tournament attracts 200 senior executives from Canada's banks, investment, technology, accounting, and law firms for a one-night, no spellcheck SCRABBLE competition. Companies including Broadridge, Capco, CIBC, Cisco, Deloitte, EY, FTSE Russell, KPMG, National Bank, Scotiabank, ServiceNow, S&P Dow Jones Indices, and TMX Group, will battle it out with the help of nationally ranked SCRABBLE players to see who will win the coveted 2018 SCRABBLE Corporate Challenge title and the TMX Cup. CIBC Lexicologists will defend their 2017 TMX Cup title.

"I am inspired by these companies recognizing the importance of supporting literacy in Canada. Minimum literacy requirements have changed in today's knowledge-based economy, and Canadians have to be more skilled at reading, writing, and computing in order to compete for jobs and participate in fully in their communities. Frontier College works to help children, youth, and adults with low literacy improve their skills and increase their confidence," says Stephen Faul, President, Frontier College.

"We are proud to support literacy initiatives such as the SCRABBLE Corporate Challenge where industry and community come together to foster a competitive and engaging learning experience," said Jean Desgagne, President & CEO, TMX Global Solutions, Insights & Analytics Strategies, TMX Group.

The SCRABBLE Corporate Challenge was established in 2005 and has raised $3.4 million for Frontier College and its important mission to improve literacy rates across Canada.


About Frontier College

Frontier College is a national charitable literacy organization, established in 1899 on the belief that literacy is a right. We work collaboratively with community-based agencies across Canada to provide targeted, innovative literacy and numeracy support for the most vulnerable Canadians. In 2017, 31,000 children, youth, and adults participated in our free programs in more than 150 communities throughout the country. For more information about Frontier College visit and follow Frontier College on twitter: @frontiercollege

About TMX Group (TSX: X)

TMX Group's key subsidiaries operate cash and derivative markets and clearinghouses for multiple asset classes including equities and fixed income. Toronto Stock Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, TSX Alpha Exchange, The Canadian Depository for Securities, Montreal Exchange, Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, Trayport and other TMX Group companies provide listing markets, trading markets, clearing facilities, depository services, technology solutions, data products and other services to the global financial community. TMX Group is headquartered in Toronto and operates offices across North America (Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver and New York), as well as in key international markets including London, Beijing and Singapore. For more information about TMX Group, visit our website at Follow TMX Group on Twitter: @TMXGroup


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Meredith Roberts
Frontier College

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