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OCC Wins Gold for Best Annual Report at The PCC Golden Trumpet Awards

CHICAGO (May 31, 2013) - OCC announced today that its 2011 annual report won gold in the Best Annual Report category at the 2013 Golden Trumpet Awards presented by the Publicity Club of Chicago at a dinner honoring the award winners on May 30, 2013.

The 2011 annual report, "Managing Risk," conveys OCC's successful handling of industry challenges throughout the year while remaining resolute in providing impeccable clearing and settlement services to its members, exchanges and industry partners. The PCC Golden Trumpet Awards were judged by a panel of communications professionals who score each entry on objectives, techniques, creativity, results and return on investment. OCC's entry was the only award given in the Best Annual Report category.

"We are honored that OCC's 2011 annual report earned this distinction from the Publicity Club of Chicago," said Michael E. Cahill, OCC President, Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer. "It speaks to the talents of the team who created the report as well as those whose work is chronicled on its pages."

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 2011 Annual Report is available on OCC's website at:

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 17 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial and commodity futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at