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OCC Cleared Contract Volume Declined 26% in October

Securities Lending Activity Up 12% in October and 15% Year-to-Date

CHICAGO (November 2, 2015) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in October was 367,647,983 contracts, a 26 percent decrease from the October 2014 monthly volume of 499,598,951 contracts. Average daily volume at OCC is down 3 percent in 2015 with 16,840,156 contracts. OCC's stock loan program reported strong volume numbers in October with year-to-date activity up 15 percent.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 362,142,042 contracts in October, a 26 percent decrease from October 2014. Year-to-date average daily options volume is down 3 percent from 2014 with 16,578,474 contracts.

Equity options volume last month was 324,118,226 contracts, a 26 percent decrease from October 2014. Index options volume in October was down 30 percent with 38,023,816 contracts.

Futures: Cleared futures volume at OCC in October was 5,505,941 contracts, a 33 percent decrease from October 2014. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is down 4 percent with 261,682 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity in October 2015 was up 12 percent in new loans from October 2014 with 119,764 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 15 percent from 2014 with 1,142,224 new loan transactions in 2015. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in October was $175,175,535,641.

OCC CLEARED CONTRACT VOLUME OCTOBER 2015

 
October 2015 Total Contract Volume
October 2014 Total Contract Volume
October Total Contract % Change vs. 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2015
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2014
Equity Options
324,118,226
436,855,058
-25.80%
14,896,014
15,435,956
-3.50%
Index Options
38,023,816
54,539,096
-30.28%
1,682,460
1,701,440
-1.12%
Total Options
362,142,042
491,394,154
-26.30%
16,578,474
17,137,396
-3.26%
Total Futures
5,505,941
8,204,797
-32.89%
261,682
273,828
-4.44%
Total Volume
367,647,983
499,598,951
-26.41%
16,840,156
17,411,224
-3.28%

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About OCC

OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization and the foundation for secure markets. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Registered Clearing Agency and the U.S. 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 futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.