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OCC Wins Silver in The Best Annual Report Category at The PCC Golden Trumpet Awards

CHICAGO (June 5, 2014) - OCC announced today that its 2012 annual report won a Silver Trumpet in the Best Annual Report category at the 2014 Golden Trumpet Awards presented by the Publicity Club of Chicago at a dinner honoring the award winners on June 4, 2014.

The 2012 annual report, “The Foundation for Secure Markets,” outlines the ways in which OCC provided firm footing, stability and integrity for the derivatives markets by managing unseen risk with the strongest safeguards in the business—a central counterparty role and three-tiered system of financial safeguards.

“We are proud that OCC’s annual report was honored for the second year in a row by the Publicity Club of Chicago given the competition that our small team was up against,” said Craig Donohue, Chairman of OCC. “Speaking to the talents of the creative team behind the report as well as those of our employees, the report’s pages highlight our many successes in clearing and risk management achieved throughout the year.”

The report was written and edited by OCC's Corporate Communications department; designed by O'Connor Design in Glen Ellyn, IL; and printed by Lake County Press in Waukegan, IL.

The 2012 Annual Report is available on OCC’s website at:

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