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OCC Publishes Quantitative Disclosure in Accordance with CPMI-IOSCO's Public Quantitative Standards for Central Counterparties

CHICAGO (January 6, 2016) – Demonstrating its commitment to transparency as the foundation for secure markets, OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today announced that its quantitative disclosure regarding the Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures (PFMI) has been published and made available on the company's website in accordance with the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures and the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions' (CPMI-IOSCO) "Public Quantitative Disclosure Standards for Central Counterparties." This is OCC's initial publication of the disclosure as global central counterparties (CCPs) begin sharing their risk framework and quantified financial resources with market participants.

Michael McClain, OCC President and Chief Operating Officer, said, "Serving as the foundation for secure markets, OCC embraces its leadership role to serve industry participants by providing transparency related to its financial resiliency."

"Given the critical role central counterparties such as OCC play in providing confidence to financial markets, we believe it is important that market participants have the necessary information about the resources and system of safeguards that stand behind our financial guarantee," added John Fennell, OCC Executive Vice President, Financial Risk Management.

The disclosure will be updated quarterly and can be found here:

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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) and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). 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