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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume in May Increased 3%

CHICAGO (June 3, 2013) - OCC announced that total cleared contract volume in May reached 391,347,069 contracts, representing a 3 percent increase from the May 2012 volume of 380,417,938 contracts. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is up 0.2 percent from 2012 with 1,774,634,896 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 386,428,255 contracts in May, a 2 percent increase from May 2012. Average daily options trading volume for the month was 17,564,921 contracts, 2 percent higher than May 2012. Year-to-date total options volume is down 0.41 percent with 1,751,155,921 contracts in 2013.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 4,918,814 contracts in May, up 71 percent from May 2012. OCC cleared an average of 223,582 contracts per day last month, an increase of 71 percent from May 2012. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 83 percent with 23,478,975 contracts in 2013.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 46 percent increase in new loans over May 2012 with 121,016 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 40 percent from 2012 with 529,502 new loan transactions in 2013. The average daily loan value at OCC in May was $57,687,152,619.

 
May 2013 Total Contract Volume
May 2012 Total Contract Volume
Total Contract % Change vs. 2012
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2012
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2012
Equity Options
351,610,399
346,147,518
1.58%
15,271,637
15,635,473
-2.33%
Index Options
34,817,856
31,392,479
10.91%
1,566,400
1,271,160
23.23%
Debt Options
0
0
n/a
1
0
n/a
Total Options
386,428,255
377,539,997
2.35%
16,838,038
16,906,633
-0.41%
Equity Futures
1,094,616
259,382
322.01%
35,657
16,492
116.21%
Index / Other Futures
3,824,198
2,618,559
46.04%
190,102
106,647
78.25%
Total Futures
4,918,814
2,877,941
70.91%
225,759
123,139
83.34%
Total Volume
391,347,069
380,417,938
2.87%
17,063,797
17,029,772
0.20%

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 www.theocc.com.