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ICE Reports August Futures Volume; Surpasses One Million CDS Trades Cleared to Date

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

ICE Reports August Futures Volume; Surpasses One Million CDS Trades Cleared to Date08:30 EDT Wednesday, September 05, 2012ATLANTA, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, today reported futures volume for August 2012. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE's futures markets was 1,345,080 contracts, a decline of 18% from the prior August. Year-to-date through August 31, ADV across ICE's futures exchanges was 1,550,296 contracts, up 2% compared to the first eight months of 2011. Total futures volume in August 2012 was 30.9 million contracts.(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090727/CL51999LOGO )August 2012 ReviewICE Futures Europe records: ICE Heating Oil futures set monthly volume and ADV records of 255,204 and 11,096 contracts, respectively. The exchange set an open interest record of 6,409,827 contracts on August 31.  Open interest records were established for both ICE Coal Rotterdam and ICE Emissions futures and options contracts. Open interest records were also set across a number of options contracts including: ICE Brent, WTI, Gas Oil and Dutch TTF options contracts.ICE Futures U.S. records: ICE Cocoa futures set a monthly volume record of 627,854 contracts. An open interest record of 305,263 contracts was set in ICE Coffee options on August 9.ICE Futures Canada record: The exchange set an open interest record of 287,594 contracts on August 29.ICE and Cetip in conjunction launched Cetip | Trader, an electronic fixed income trading platform for the Brazilian marketplace. Through August 31, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $33.4 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 1,012,912 transactions. ICE lists 342 CDS instruments for clearing. ICE Clear Credit has cleared $19.4 trillion in gross notional value since inception, including $1.9 trillion in single-name CDS, resulting in open interest of $823 billion. ICE Clear Credit offers clearing for 45 indexes and 132 corporate single-names and four Latin American sovereign CDS. ICE Clear Europe has cleared ?10.3 trillion ($14.0 trillion) of gross notional value since inception, including ?1.4 trillion ($1.9 trillion) in single-name CDS, resulting in ?560 billion ($704 billion) of open interest. ICE Clear Europe offers clearing for 40 indexes and 121 corporate single-names. Trading days in August 2012: ICE Futures Europe: 23 ICE Futures U.S.: 23 ICE Futures Canada: 22 ICE Futures Contracts & Markets Monthly ADVProduct LineADVAugust2012ADVAugust2011ADV% ChangeICE Brent Crude futures & options588,143543,5168.2ICE Gasoil futures & options231,575288,700-19.8ICE WTI Crude futures & options123,427208,046-40.7ICE ECX emissions futures & options 29,11834,761-16.2Other futures contracts (1)46,88148,122-2.6TOTAL ICE FUTURES EUROPE1,019,1441,123,145-9.3Index futures & options (2)87,434261,986-66.6Sugar No. 11 futures & options                    110,489118,353-6.6Other agricultural commodity contracts (3)93,79690,0114.2Currency futures and options contracts (4)21,27032,097-33.7TOTAL ICE FUTURES U.S. 312,989502,447-37.7TOTAL ICE FUTURES CANADA & CCFE12,94715,745-17.8TOTAL FUTURES CONTRACTS1,345,0801,641,337-18.0(1) "Other futures 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, Sugar No. 16, Corn, Wheat and Soybeans. (4) "Currency futures and options" include futures and options for the U.S. Dollar Index and foreign exchange. ICE Futures Year-to-Date ADV8-mos 20128-mos 2011Percent ChangeICE Futures Europe1,119,7121,065,5385.1ICE Futures U.S. 409,806434,817-5.8ICE Futures Canada & CCFE20,77818,53612.1Total Futures1,550,2961,518,8912.1 ICE Futures Monthly and Year-to-Date VolumeAugust 2012August 2011Percent ChangeICE Futures Europe23,440,30525,832,331-9.3ICE Futures U.S. 7,198,74911,556,271-37.7ICE Futures Canada & CCFE284,826346,791-17.9Total Futures 30,923,88037,735,393-18.18-mos 20128-mos 2011Percent ChangeICE Futures Europe189,231,331179,010,3135.7ICE Futures U.S. 69,257,27073,049,311-5.2ICE Futures Canada & CCFE3,511,4733,095,98513.4Total Futures262,000,074255,155,6092.7 ICE Futures Open InterestAugust 31, 2012December 31, 2011ICE Futures Europe 6,409,8273,905,986ICE Futures U.S. 3,063,6792,680,454ICE Futures Canada & CCFE283,098170,894 Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC) Product LineThree Months EndingAugust 2012Three Months Ending July 2012Three Months EndingJune 2012ICE Futures Europe$1.55$1.57$1.56ICE Futures U.S. Ag$2.55$2.54$2.63ICE Futures U.S. Fin$0.96$0.92$0.88 RPC 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:http://ir.theice.com/supplemental.cfm 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. www.theice.com  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 Clear Europe, ICE Clear Credit, 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 https://www.theice.com/terms.jhtmlSafe 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 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, as filed with the SEC on August 1, 2012.ICE-CORPSOURCE IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.For further information: Investor & Media Contacts, Kelly Loeffler, VP, Investor Relations & Corp. Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-4726, kelly.loeffler@theice.com or Melanie Skijus, Director, Investor Relations, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-2532, melanie.skijus@theice.com