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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Rose 4% in August

CHICAGO (September 3, 2013) - OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in August reached 326,697,656 contracts, representing a 4 percent increase from the August 2012 volume of 313,781,757 contracts. OCC's year-to-date total cleared contract volume is up 3 percent from 2012 with 2,797,892,003 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 321,976,044 contracts in August, a 4 percent increase from the August 2012 volume of 310,936,920 contracts. Average daily options trading volume for the month came in at 14,635,274 contracts, 8 percent higher than August of last year. Year-to-date options trading volume is up 2 percent from 2012 with 2,758,963,425 contracts.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 4,721,612 contracts in August, up 66 percent from the August 2012 volume of 2,844,837 contracts. OCC cleared an average of 214,619 futures contracts per day last month, 74 percent higher than August 2012. OCC's year-to-date total cleared futures volume is up 73 percent from 2012 with 38,928,578 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 21 percent increase in new loans from August 2012 with 111,786 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 30 percent from 2012 with 873,414 new loan transactions in 2013. The average daily loan value at OCC in August was $60,482,388,417.

 
August 2013 Total Contract Volume
August 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
291,214,395
286,100,861
1.79%
14,889,406
14,749,577
0.95%
Index Options
30,761,649
24,836,059
23.86%
1,532,994
1,237,747
23.85%
Debt Options
0
0
n/a
1
0
n/a
Total Options
321,976,044
310,936,920
3.55%
16,422,401
15,987,324
2.72%
Equity Futures
627,840
433,498
44.83%
33,922
20,041
69.26%
Index / Other Futures
4,093,772
2,411,339
69.77%
197,795
113,163
74.79%
Total Futures
4,721,612
2,844,837
65.97%
231,718
133,204
73.96%
Total Volume
326,697,656
313,781,757
4.12%
16,654,119
16,120,528
3.31%

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 18 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.