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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Increased 6% in July as Securities Leading Activity Rose 53%

CHICAGO (August 1, 2013) - OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in July reached 328,899,421 contracts, representing a 6 percent increase from the July 2012 volume of 309,599,417 contracts. OCC's year-to-date total contract volume is up 3 percent with 2,471,194,347 contracts in 2013.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 324,651,203 contracts in July, a 6 percent increase from July 2012. Equity options volume rose 4 percent from the previous July with 295,059,480 contracts. Index options volume rose 22 percent from the previous July with 29,591,723 contracts. Year-to-date total options trading volume is up 2 percent with 2,436,987,381 contracts in 2013.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 4,248,218 contracts in July, up 53 percent from July 2012. Equity futures volume came in at 582,681 contracts last month, a 58 percent increase from July 2012. Index and other futures volume came in at 3,665,537 contracts last month, a 52 percent increase from July 2012. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 74 percent with 34,206,966 contracts in 2013.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 53 percent increase in new loans from July 2012 with 123,108 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 31 percent from 2012 with 761,628 new loan transactions in 2013. The average daily loan value at OCC in July was $56,104,353,820.

 
July 2013 Total Contract Volume
July 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
295,059,480
282,647,406
4.39%
15,138,396
15,113,546
0.16%
Index Options
29,591,723
24,170,588
22.43%
1,553,297
1,262,625
23.02%
Debt Options
0
0
n/a
1
0
n/a
Total Options
324,651,203
306,817,994
5.81%
16,691,695
16,376,171
1.93%
Equity Futures
582,681
369,694
57.61%
34,734
20,229
71.70%
Index / Other Futures
3,665,537
2,411,729
51.99%
199,560
114,474
74.33%
Total Futures
4,248,218
2,781,423
52.74%
234,294
134,702
73.94%
Total Volume
328,899,421
309,599,417
6.23%
16,925,989
16,510,873
2.51%

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.