OneChicago Volume Surges – Surpasses Total 2011 Volume within First Three Quarters

October 1 2012

-Volume in third quarter 2012 up a strong 105% percent as compared to the same period in 2011

-Block volume in the first nine months of 2012 exceeds more than 3.7 million contracts, further demonstrating liquidity in the marketplace

Chicago – October 1, 2012 – OneChicago, LLC (OCX), an equity finance exchange, today announced that September 2012 volume of 847,488 was up 365% percent year-over-year compared with September 2011.

September 2012 highlights include:

828,536 Exchange Futures for Physicals (EFPs) and blocks were traded. September 2012 EFPs and blocks activity represented $4.9 billion in notional value.
46% of September 2012 month-end open interest was in OCX.NoDivRisk™ products. The OCX.NoDivRisk product suite is an innovative equity finance tool, which removes dividend risk from the security futures.
181,126 of September 2012 futures valued at more than $1,012 billion were taken to delivery, emphasizing the use of single stock futures as an equity finance product.
Open interest stood at 493,995 contracts on the equity finance exchange at the end of September 2012, up 41% percent year-over-year compared with September 2011.

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