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2017 Press Releases

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Chicago, March 8, 2017
Long-Time Options Industry Leader Gina McFadden is First Woman to Receive 2017 Sullivan Award
OCC, The Options Industry Council (OIC) today announced that Gina McFadden, a long-time leader in the U.S. listed equity options industry, will be the first woman to receive the 2017 Joseph W. Sullivan Options Industry Achievement Award. This award is given to individuals in recognition of outstanding contributions to the U.S. options industry. The award will be presented at the 35th Annual Options Industry Conference on May 12 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Chicago, March 1, 2017
OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Down One Percent In February
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in February was 333,411,251 contracts, down one percent from February 2016 volume of 338,300,969 contracts. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is down five percent from 2016 with 17,225,457 contracts.

Chicago, February 7, 2017
OCC Welcomes MIAX PEARL Options Exchange
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today congratulated MIAX on the launch of MIAX PEARL, which began operations on Monday. This successful launch brings the total number of U.S. options markets to fifteen.

Chicago, February 1, 2017
OCC Announces Total Cleared Contract Volume Down Nine Percent In January
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in January was down nine percent from January 2016 with 338,381,588 contracts. Average daily volume at OCC was down 14 percent from January 2016 with 16,919,079 contracts. OCC's stock loan program reported strong volume numbers in January with year-to-date activity up 32 percent.

Chicago, January 3, 2017
OCC 2016 Cleared Contract Volume Fifth Highest Ever
OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced 2016 total cleared contract volume reached 4,167,747,777 contracts, a one percent decrease from the 2015 volume of 4,210,542,258 contracts. The year ended with 337,076,118 cleared contracts in December, a three percent decrease from December 2015. OCC also reported record-breaking volume for cleared futures, with 104,523,581 cleared contracts in 2016; a 56 percent increase from 2015.