The TSX announced today that it has adopted and the OSC has approved amendments to add Part X - Special Purpose Acquisition Corporations to the TSX Company Manual and make ancillary amendments to Parts I and III and to Appendix C Escrow Policy Statement.

As previously announced, the TSX decided to propose rules for the listing of SPACs, having observed the popularity of the use of SPACs in the United States. In the US, a growing number of issuers have gone public with the intention of later completing a qualifying acquisition by merging with or acquiring an operating company with the proceeds of such offering.

The TSX has also published Staff Notice 2008-007 to provide guidance on SPAC-related disclosure and administrative matters.