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OCC Announces 4% Decline in September Cleared Contract Volume While Year-to-Date Volume is up 2%

CHICAGO (October 1, 2013) - OCC announced today that cleared contract volume in September reached 321,604,328 contracts, a 4 percent decrease from the September 2012 volume of 333,832,141 contracts. OCC's year-to-date total cleared contract volume is up 2 percent from 2012 with 3,119,496,331 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 315,911,302 contracts in September, a 4 percent decrease from September 2012. Average daily options volume this year stands at 16,355,717 contracts, 1 percent higher than 2012. Year-to-date total options trading volume is up 1 percent with 3,074,874,727 contracts in 2013.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 5,693,026 contracts in September, a 35 percent increase from September 2012. OCC's average daily cleared futures volume this year is 237,349 contracts, up 67 percent from 2012. OCC's year-to-date total cleared futures volume is up 67 percent from 2012 with 44,621,604 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activities saw a 21 percent increase in new loans from September 2012 with 87,792 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 28 percent from 2012 with 957,152 new loan transactions in 2013. The average daily loan value at OCC in September was $65,617,688,082.

 
September 2013 Total Contract Volume
September 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
285,831,547
301,402,163
-5.17%
14,825,807
14,862,132
-0.24%
Index Options
30,079,755
28,225,468
6.57%
1,529,909
1,262,791
21.15%
Debt Options
0
0
n/a
1
0
n/a
Total Options
315,911,302
329,627,631
-4.16%
16,355,717
16,124,922
1.43%
Equity Futures
1,264,283
847,488
49.18%
37,039
22,523
64.45%
Index / Other Futures
4,428,743
3,357,022
31.92%
200,310
119,583
67.51%
Total Futures
5,693,026
4,204,510
35.40%
237,349
142,106
67.02%
Total Volume
321,604,328
333,832,141
-3.66%
16,593,066
16,267,028
2.00%

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.