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OCC Cleared Contract Volume Increased 10% in November

Securities Lending Activity Up 27% in November and 16% Year-to-Date

CHICAGO (December 1, 2015) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in November was 328,272,930 contracts, a 10 percent increase from the November 2014 monthly volume of 298,563,036 contracts. Average daily volume at OCC is down three percent in 2015 with 16,803,068 contracts. OCC's stock loan program reported strong volume numbers in November with year-to-date activity up 16 percent.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 323,335,666 contracts in November, a 10 percent increase from November 2014. Year-to-date average daily options volume is down three percent from 2014 with 16,542,674 contracts.

Equity options volume last month was 293,853,931 contracts, a nine percent increase from November 2014. Index options volume in November was up 19 percent with 29,481,735 contracts.

Futures: Cleared futures volume at OCC in November was 4,937,264 contracts, a 30 percent increase from November 2014. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is down three percent with 260,394 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity in November 2015 was up 27 percent in new loans from November 2014 with 119,384 transactions. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 16 percent from 2014 with 1,261,608 new loan transactions in 2015. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in November was $166,531,568,414.

OCC CLEARED CONTRACT VOLUME NOVEMBER 2015

 
Nov 2015 Total Contract Volume
Nov 2014 Total Contract Volume
Nov Total Contract % Change vs. 2014
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2015
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2014
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2014
Equity Options
293,853,931
269,965,859
8.84%
14,878,334
15,334,576
-2.98%
Index Options
29,481,735
24,804,497
18.9%
1,664,341
1,668,732
-0.26%
Total Options
323,335,666
294,770,356
9.69%
16,542,674
17,003,308
-2.71%
Total Futures
4,937,264
3,792,680
30.2%
260,394
267,697
-2.72%
Total Volume
328,272,930
298,563,036
9.95%
16,803,068
17,271,005
-2.71%

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 18 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at www.theocc.com.