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OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up Four Percent in May

Securities Lending Activity Up 52 Percent in May and 46 Percent Year-to-Date

CHICAGO (June 1, 2016) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced that cleared contract volume in May reached 319,533,636 contracts, a four percent increase from the May 2015 volume of 308,639,215 contracts. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is also up four percent from 2015 with 16,734,689 contracts.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 311,177,955 contracts in May, a two percent increase from May 2015. Year-to-date average daily options volume is up three percent, with 16,375,526 contracts.

Equity options volume in May was 278,683,441 contracts, a one percent increase from May 2015. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 120,977,610 contracts last month, a 15 percent increase over May 2015 volume of 105,173,938 contracts. Index options volume in May was up 13 percent from May 2015 with 32,494,514 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared futures volume in May reached 8,355,681 contracts, an 86 percent increase from the May 2015 volume of 4,505,481 contracts. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 66 percent from 2015 with 359,163 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity in May was up 52 percent in new loans from May 2015 with 167,054 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 46 percent from 2015 with 787,220 new loan transactions in 2016. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in May was $141,315,203,588.

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May 2016 Total Contract Volume
May 2015 Total Contract Volume
May Total Contract % Change vs. 2015
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2016
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2015
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2015
Equity Options
278,683,441
275,408,858
1.19%
14,673,304
14,508,906
1.13%
Index Options
32,494,514
28,724,876
13.1%
1,702,222
1,418,163
20.0%
Total Options
311,177,955
304,133,734
2.32%
16,375,526
15,927,070
2.82%
Total Futures
8,355,681
4,505,481
85.5%
359,163
217,073
65.5%
Total Volume
319,533,636
308,639,215
3.53%
16,734,689
16,144,143
3.66%

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