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OCC Cleared Contract Volume Up 19 Percent in August

Securities lending CCP activity grew 25 percent in August and 22 percent year-to-date
Cleared futures volume sets record: up 71 percent in August and 47 percent year-to-date

CHICAGO (September 1, 2017) – OCC, the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that total cleared contract volume in August was 395,912,022 contracts, up 19 percent from August 2016 volume of 331,447,840 contracts. Cleared futures reached a record volume with 14,923,607 contracts in August. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is up four percent from 2016 with 17,068,192 contracts in 2017.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 380,988,415 contracts in August, an 18 percent increase from August 2016 volume of 322,742,142 contracts. Year-to-date average daily options volume is up three percent from 2016 with 16,497,270 contracts.

Equity options volume in August was 329,256,007 contracts, a 14 percent increase from August 2016. This includes cleared ETF options volume of 153,638,751 contracts, a 27 percent increase over August 2016 volume of 121,440,823 contracts. Index options volume in August was up 54 percent with 51,732,408 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared futures volume set a record in August with 14,923,607 contracts, a 71 percent increase from the August 2016 volume of 8,705,698 contracts. OCC's year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is up 47 percent with 570,923 contracts.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity in August 2017 was up 25 percent in new loans from August 2016 with 200,844 transactions. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 22 percent from 2016 with 1,526,762 new loan transactions in 2017. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in August was $141,528,979,748.

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OCC CLEARED CONTRACT VOLUME AUGUST 2017
 
August 2017 Total Contract Volume
August 2016 Total Contract Volume
August Total Contract % Change vs. 2016
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2017
YTD. Avg. Daily Contract 2016
Avg. Daily Contract % Change vs. 2016
Equity Options
329,256,007
289,166,952
13.9%
14,552,024
14,271,285
1.97%
ETF Options
153,638,751
121,440,823
26.5%
6,450,842
6,475,449
-0.38%
Index Options
51,732,408
33,575,190
54.1%
1,945,246
1,716,079
13.4%
Total Options
380,988,415
322,742,142
18.0%
16,497,270
15,987,364
3.19%
Total Futures
14,923,607
8,705,698
71.4%
570,923
388,085
47.1%
Total Volume
395,912,022
331,447,840
19.4%
17,068,192
16,375,448
4.23%

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 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.