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OCC Congratulates Clayton on Confirmation as SEC Chairman, Looks Forward to Working with Him

CHICAGO (May 3, 2017) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, today congratulated Jay Clayton upon his confirmation by the U.S. Senate as Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Craig Donohue, OCC Executive Chairman and CEO, said, "OCC congratulates Jay Clayton on his confirmation as SEC Chairman, and we look forward to working with him and the Commission on the key issues related to ensuring continued confidence by investors and market participants in the financial markets and the broader economy.

"Risk permeates every aspect of the global economy. Centrally-cleared, exchange-traded derivatives markets provide a secure marketplace for investors seeking to manage those risks. OCC is committed to ensuring that these markets remain robust, and that the regulation of these markets fosters their important benefits of transparency, fairness and resilience without creating competitive disadvantages."

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) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. Named 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year - The Americas by FOW Magazine and 2016 Clearinghouse of the Year by Global Investor/ISF Magazine, OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 20 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures, and securities lending transactions More information about OCC is available at