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ICE U.S. Dollar Index Sets Daily Volume Record

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ICE U.S. Dollar Index Sets Daily Volume Record08:36 EDT Thursday, March 15, 2012ATLANTA, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, reported record daily volume in the ICE U.S. Dollar Index (USDX) futures contract of 82,689 contracts on March 14, 2012. The notional value of USDX contracts traded was more than $6.6 billion. The previous daily volume record of 81,814 contracts was established on June 9, 2011. For the month of February, average daily volume in USDX futures was 29,073 contracts, up 34% year-to-year. (Logo: )ICE USDX futures trade exclusively on ICE Futures U.S. 22 hours a day. USDX options on futures will trade side-by-side electronically and on the ICE Futures U.S. options trading floor until May 2, 2012, when options will trade exclusively electronically. Introduced in 1985, ICE's USDX futures contract is the global benchmark for the value of the U.S. dollar and is the world's most heavily traded currency index futures contract.ICE offers more than 55 FX futures contracts, offering capital efficient margining, including spread margining with the ICE U.S. Dollar Index and other currency pairs, as well as inter-exchange spread credit. ICE also has expanded the Exchange Member Firm Fee Program for the U.S. Dollar Index to include all of its FX futures and options contracts, featuring a rate of $0.30 per side. Terms of the program and a program application are available here.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, ICE, ICE and block design, ICE Futures Europe and ICE Clear Europe. 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, 2011, as filed with the SEC on February 8, 2012.ICE-IXFXSOURCE IntercontinentalExchangeFor further information: Media Contact: Lee Underwood, Director, Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, +1-770-857-0342,; Investor Contact: Kelly Loeffler, VP Investor Relations & Corp. Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, +1-770-857-4726,