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OCC Wins Ragan PR Daily Award for Best Annual Report in Print Category

CHICAGO (September 18, 2012) - OCC announced today that its 2010 annual report won the Best Annual Report (Print) category at the 2012 PR Daily Awards presented by Ragan Communications and Factiva in Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2012.

The 2010 annual report, "Statements from a forward-looking company," featured the accomplishments and milestones that made 2010 an exceptional year for OCC.

"We are very proud and honored to have OCC's annual report recognized with this award," said Michael E. Cahill, OCC President and Chief Operating Officer. "This award is a credit to the team that worked on the annual report, and to all the employees of OCC whose accomplishments are chronicled in the report."

The report was written and edited by OCC's Corporate Communications department; designed by O'Connor Design in Glen Ellyn, IL; and printed by Lake County Press in Waukegan, IL.

The 2010 Annual Report is available on OCC's website at: https://www.theocc.com/components/docs/about/annual-reports/occ_2010_annual_report.pdf.

About OCC

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Registered Clearing Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 16 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial and commodity futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.