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ICE Reports 2% Increase in October Futures Volume; Over $35 Trillion of CDS Cleared to date

Monday, November 05, 2012

ICE Reports 2% Increase in October Futures Volume; Over $35 Trillion of CDS Cleared to date07:45 EST Monday, November 05, 2012ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, today reported futures volume for October 2012. ICE's average daily volume (ADV) for futures and options was 3,398,912 contracts, an increase of 2% from the prior October. Year-to-date through October 31, ADV rose 12% to 3,437,174 contracts, compared to the first ten months of 2011. Total contract volume in October 2012 increased 11% compared to the prior October, to 78.2 million contracts. All prior period contract volumes have been adjusted to include the converted futures contracts, which previously traded in ICE's OTC markets. (Logo: )October 2012 ReviewICE announced the development of new CDS index futures and options contracts with a license agreement for Markit's CDS indexes, with an expected launch in 1Q13. ICE successfully completed its transition of cleared energy swaps to futures contracts as of the October 15 trade date. ICE's swap data repository, Trade Vault, also began processing CDS trades. ICE and Triana announced an agreement to process OTC FX via ICE Link, ICE's market leading middleware service. The CFTC approved ICE Clear Europe's request for a 4d(a) order which allows the continued portfolio margining offsets for energy customers when holding both U.S energy futures and foreign energy futures in an ICE account.Adjusted ICE Futures Contracts & Markets ADVProduct Line (Futures & Options)ADVOct2012ADVOct2011ADV% ChangeADVYTD Oct2012ADVYTD Oct2011ADV% ChangeICE Brent614,954606,1991.4637,448540,32318.0ICE Gasoil297,857318,852-6.6264,863267,853-1.1ICE Other Oil (1)*210,239248,404-15.4207,175255,596-18.9   ICE OIL 1,123,0501,173,455-4.31,109,4861,063,7724.3ICE Natural Gas*1,385,0751,488,761-7.01,517,1641,267,29319.7ICE Power*510,284232,552119.4349,488245,23242.5ICE Emissions & Other (2)48,23236,34832.739,42633,57517.4   TOTAL ENERGY3,066,6412,931,1164.63,015,5642,609,87215.5ICE Sugar 92,86386,7767.0135,693134,1871.1ICE Other Ags (3)120,925104,12216.1121,438109,66010.7   TOTAL AGRICULTURAL 213,788190,89812.0257,131243,8475.4ICE Equity Index (4)98,241185,848-47.1134,939178,151-24.3ICE FX (5)20,24235,330-42.729,54037,267-20.7   TOTAL FINANCIALS118,483221,178-46.4164,479215,418-23.6   TOTAL FUTURES & OPTIONS3,398,9123,343,1921.73,437,1743,069,13712.0(1) "ICE Other Oil" includes futurized oil contracts, WTI, Heating Oil, RBOB Gasoline and Middle East Sour Crude. Excludes Daily Brent Bullet contracts.(2) "ICE Emissions & Other" includes all emissions contracts, freight, coal and iron ore and uranium.(3) "ICE Other Ags" includes Cocoa, Coffee "C", Cotton No. 2, Orange Juice, Corn, Wheat, Soybeans, Barley and Canola.(4) "ICE Equity Index" includes the Russell 2000®, Russell 1000®, the Continuous Commodity Index (5) "ICE FX" includes futures and options for the U.S. Dollar Index and foreign exchange.*Historical volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures contractsAdjusted ICE Futures Monthly and YTD VolumeFutures & Options Products October2012 October2011 PercentChange YTD Oct2012 YTD Oct2011 PercentChangeEnergy*70,532,75261,553,42314.6636,283,937548,072,94716.1Agricultural4,893,7603,986,29022.854,233,96551,169,7476.0Financials2,725,0974,644,740-41.334,705,01645,237,784-23.3TOTAL CONTRACTS78,151,60970,184,45311.4725,222,918644,480,47812.5*Historical energy volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures contractsAdjusted Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC)Futures & Options Products Three MonthsEndingOctober 2012Three MonthsEndingSeptember 2012Three MonthsEndingAugust 2012Energy*$1.08$1.11$1.11Agricultural*$2.40$2.40$2.47Financials$1.01$1.00$0.96*Historical energy RPC has been adjusted to include new energy futures contracts and agricultural RPC has been adjusted to include Canadian contracts Adjusted ICE Futures & Options Open InterestOctober 31, 2012December 31, 2011Energy*70,002,29853,518,772Agricultural2,737,8922,292,279Financials481,443531,162*Historical energy open interest has been updated to include new energy futures contractsThrough October 31, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $35 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 1.08 million trades. ICE Clear Credit has cleared $2.0 trillion in single-name CDS resulting in open interest of $845 billion. ICE Clear Europe has cleared ?1.5 trillion ($2.0 trillion) in single-name CDS resulting in ?549 billion ($712 billion) of open interest. ICE lists 372 CDS instruments for clearing. A complete summary of CDS clearing can be found at: Trading days in October 2012 ICE Futures Europe & U.S: 23 ICE Futures Canada: 22Note: As of October 15, 2012, ICE transitioned all of the open interest in OTC cleared energy swaps contracts to futures contracts. All futures volumes in the tables above have been adjusted to treat, on a pro forma basis, the OTC cleared energy swaps contracts as futures contracts for all periods prior to October 2012.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: 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 Clear Credit, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Clear U.S., ICE Clear Canada, The Clearing Corporation, U.S. Dollar Index, ICE Link and Creditex. 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  Safe 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 ICE's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, as filed with the SEC on August 1, 2012, and the quarter ended September 30, 2012, as filed with the SEC on November 5, 2012.  ICE-CORPSOURCE IntercontinentalExchangeFor further information: Investor & Media Contacts, Kelly Loeffler, VP, Investor Relations & Corp. Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-4726,; Melanie Skijus, Director, Investor Relations, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-2532,