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ICE Reports Daily Futures Volume for January; $27 Trillion Cleared in CDS Globally to Date

Thursday, February 02, 2012

ICE Reports Daily Futures Volume for January; $27 Trillion Cleared in CDS Globally to Date08:30 EST Thursday, February 02, 2012ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, reported a 6% decline in futures volume and improved revenue capture for January 2012. ICE's average daily volume (ADV) was 1.49 million contracts compared to 1.58 million contracts in the prior January. Total futures volume in January 2012 was 29.8 million contracts.(Logo: )January 2012 ReviewICE Futures Europe records: Monthly volume and ADV records were established for ICE Heating Oil futures, ICE Dutch TTF Gas futures and ICE Brent options. ICE Natural Gas futures set a monthly ADV record of 35,756 contracts. ICE Brent Crude futures reached a record open interest level of 1,010,088 contracts on January 27. Open interest records were also established for ICE Low Sulphur Gasoil futures, ICE Coal Rotterdam futures and options and European natural gas futures and options contracts. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) certified portfolio margining benefits for clearing participants' proprietary positions at ICE Clear Credit. ICE Futures Canada announced the successful introduction of its new milling wheat futures contract. Open interest in CCFE's contracts began transitioning to ICE's OTC market following the introduction of new forward contracts in the third quarter of 2011. Through January 27, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $27.0 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 786,531 transactions. ICE currently lists 337 CDS contracts for clearing. ICE Clear Credit has cleared $15.7 trillion of gross notional value since inception, including $1.3 trillion in single-name CDS, resulting in open interest of $827 billion. ICE Clear Credit offers clearing for 42 indexes and 132 corporate single-name contracts and four Latin American sovereign single-name contracts. ICE Clear Europe has cleared euro 8.3 trillion ($11.4 trillion) of gross notional value since inception, including euro 1.2 trillion ($1.6 trillion) in single-name CDS, resulting in euro 550 billion ($721 billion) of open interest. ICE Clear Europe offers clearing for 38 indexes and 121 single-name contracts. Trading days in January 2012: ICE Futures Europe: 20 ICE Futures U.S.: 20 ICE Futures Canada: 21 Chicago Climate Futures Exchange: 20 ICE Futures Contracts & Markets Monthly ADVProduct LineADVJanuary2012ADVJanuary2011ADV% ChangeICE Brent Crude futures & options576,497539,3726.9ICE Gasoil futures & options290,037265,3279.3ICE WTI Crude futures & options157,027326,694-51.9ICE ECX emissions futures & options 32,35322,05446.7Other futures & options contracts (1)57,36823,096148.4TOTAL ICE FUTURES EUROPE1,113,2821,176,543-5.4Index futures & options (2)120,068125,495-4.3Sugar No. 11 futures & options                    120,995135,453-10.7Other agricultural commodity contracts (3)88,52591,489-3.2Currency futures and options contracts (4)25,81830,720-16.0TOTAL ICE FUTURES U.S. 355,406383,157-7.2TOTAL ICE FUTURES CANADA & CCFE18,96418,5272.4TOTAL FUTURES CONTRACTS1,487,6521,578,227-5.7(1) "Other futures & options contracts" include ICE UK Natural Gas futures; ICE Coal futures; ICE Dutch TTF and German Natural Gas futures; ICE UK Electricity futures; ICE Heating Oil futures; ICE Unleaded Gasoline Blendstock (RBOB) futures; and Coal and Natural Gas options.(2) "Index futures & options" includes Russell 2000® mini futures and options and futures for the Russell 1000® mini, the Continuous Commodity Index, the Euro Index and the NYSE Composite.(3) "Other agricultural commodity contracts" include futures and/or options for Cocoa, Coffee "C", Cotton No. 2, Orange Juice, Sugar No. 14 and Sugar No. 16.(4) "Currency futures and options" include futures and options for the U.S. Dollar Index and foreign exchange.ICE Futures Monthly Volume January 2012January 2011Percent ChangeICE Futures Europe22,265,63223,530,865-5.4ICE Futures U.S. 7,108,1137,663,134-7.2ICE Futures Canada & CCFE397,478370,5337.3Total Futures Volume29,771,22331,564,532-5.7 ICE Futures Open Interest January 31, 2012December 31, 2011ICE Futures Europe 4,346,9333,905,986ICE Futures U.S. 2,970,7172,680,454ICE Futures Canada & CCFE187,242170,894 Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC) Product LineThree Months EndingJanuary 2012Three Months EndingDecember 2011Three Months EndingNovember 2011ICE Futures Europe$1.62$1.61$1.58ICE Futures U.S. Ag$2.55$2.46$2.43ICE Futures U.S. Fin$0.90$0.87$0.86RPC is calculated by dividing transaction revenues by contract volume, and may vary based on pricing, customer and product mix.Historical futures volume and OTC commission data can be found at: About IntercontinentalExchangeIntercontinentalExchange® (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated futures exchanges and over-the-counter markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index contracts. ICE Futures Europe® hosts trade in half of the world's crude and refined oil futures. ICE Futures U.S.® and ICE Futures Canada® list agricultural, currencies and Russell Index markets. ICE® is also a leading operator of central clearing services for the futures and over-the-counter markets, with five regulated clearing houses across North America and Europe. ICE serves customers in more than 70 countries.  The following are trademarks of IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies: IntercontinentalExchange, IntercontinentalExchange & Design, ICE, ICE and block design, ICE Futures Canada, ICE Futures Europe, ICE Futures U.S., ICE Trust, ICE Clear Europe, U.S. Dollar Index, European Climate Exchange (ECX) and Chicago Climate Futures Exchange (CCFE). All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. For more information regarding registered trademarks owned by IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. and/or its affiliated companies, see Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 - Statements in this press release regarding IntercontinentalExchange's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, as filed with the SEC on February 9, 2011 and ICE's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, as filed with the SEC on August 3, 2011.ICE-CORPSOURCE IntercontinentalExchangeFor further information: CONTACT: Investors, Kelly Loeffler, VP, Investor Relations & Corp. Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-4726,, or Melanie Shale, Director, Investor Relations, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-2532,; Media, Lee Underwood, Director, Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-0342,