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OCC Announces Cleared Contract Volume Increased 14% In March

CHICAGO (April 1, 2014) - OCC announced today that total cleared contract volume in March reached 362,379,835 contracts, representing a 14 percent increase from March 2013. OCC's year-to-date cleared contract volume is up 10 percent with 1,108,482,532 contracts in the first quarter of 2014.

Options: Exchange-listed options trading volume reached 355,570,399 contracts in March, a 14 percent increase from March 2013. Average daily options trading volume in the first quarter was 17,873,764 contracts, 8 percent higher than the first quarter of last year. Year-to-date total options volume is up 10 percent with 1,090,299,568 contracts in 2014.

Futures: Futures cleared by OCC reached 6,809,436 contracts in March, up 34 percent from March 2013. OCC's average daily cleared futures volume in the first quarter was 298,081 contracts, 34 percent higher than the first quarter of 2013. OCC's year-to-date cleared futures volume is up 37 percent with 18,182,964 contracts in 2014.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity was off 1 percent in new loans from March 2013 with 95,094 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 1 percent from 2013 with 290,788 new loan transactions in 2014. The average daily loan value at OCC in March was $93,771,464,543.

 
March 2014 Total Contract Volume
March 2013 Total Contract Volume
March Total Contract % Change vs. March 2013
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2013
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2013
Equity Options
321,641,596
279,047,146
15.26%
16,073,394
14,981,424
7.29%
Index Options
33,928,803
32,518,124
4.34%
1,800,369
1,578,244
14.07%
Debt Options
0
30
n/a
0
2
n/a
Total Options
355,570,399
311,565,300
14.12%
17,873,764
16,559,671
7.94%
Equity Futures
1,261,340
752,336
67.66%
42,790
34,097
25.49%
Index / Other Futures
5,548,096
4,312,775
28.64%
255,292
187,827
35.92%
Total Futures
6,809,436
5,065,111
34.44%
298,081
221,923
34.32%
Total Volume
362,379,835
316,630,411
14.45%
18,171,845
16,781,594
8.28%

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.