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ICE Reports February Futures Volume

Monday, March 04, 2013

ICE Reports February Futures Volume08:30 EST Monday, March 04, 2013ATLANTA, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, today reported futures volume for February 2013. ICE's average daily volume (ADV) for futures and options was 3,640,377 contracts, a decline of 10% from the prior February. Total contract volume in February 2013 was 69 million. All prior period contract volumes have been adjusted to include the transitioned futures contracts, which previously traded in ICE's OTC markets. Financial Updates and GuidanceICE's March 2013 volume press release will be issued on Wednesday, April 3 rather than on April 2 due to the UK holiday.February 2013 ReviewICE Clear Credit began clearing for Markit iTraxx Europe CDS indices on February 25. On February 15, the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act waiting period expired for ICE's transaction with NYSE Euronext. ICE and Cetip's jointly developed fixed-income trading platform Cetip Trader launched on February 25, following a successful beta test and regulatory approval. Monthly and daily volume records were established in ICE Emission EUA and RBOB Gasoline futures contracts. Daily volume records were also set in ICE Heating Oil and ICE Russell 1000 Growth Index futures.   During February, open interest records were set in Brent Crude futures, WTI options, Heating Oil futures, Coal Rotterdam options, Russell 1000 Growth futures and Dutch TTF Natural Gas options.                              ICE Futures Contracts & Markets ADVProduct Line (Futures & Options)ADVFeb2013ADVFeb2012ADV%ChangeADVYTD Feb2013ADVYTD Feb2012ADV%ChangeICE Brent686,843635,9798.0%681,222606,23812.4%ICE Gasoil290,438275,6515.4%290,043283,0702.5%ICE Other Oil (1)*276,250243,47913.5%268,635225,52719.1%   ICE OIL 1,253,5311,155,1098.5%1,239,9001,114,83511.2%ICE Natural Gas*1,133,1361,962,463-42.3%1,224,5702,076,661-41.0%ICE Power*704,528438,11460.8%603,623416,25645.0%ICE Emissions & Other (2)57,75940,24743.5%51,23240,11627.7%   TOTAL ENERGY3,148,9543,595,934-12.4%3,119,3253,647,868-14.5%ICE Sugar 177,943160,83310.6%153,588141,0678.9%ICE Other Ags (3)169,678139,76121.4%149,553122,94921.6%   TOTAL AGRICULTURAL 347,621300,59415.6%303,140264,01614.8%ICE Equity Index (4)104,926135,336-22.5%97,118127,702-23.9%ICE FX (5)38,87731,91221.8%35,64028,86523.5%   TOTAL FINANCIALS143,802167,248-14.0%132,759156,567-15.2%   TOTAL FUTURES & OPTIONS3,640,3774,063,776-10.4%3,555,2244,068,451-12.6%Note: Figures may not foot due to rounding. (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®, and 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 contracts.  ICE Futures Monthly and YTD VolumeFutures & OptionsProducts February2013 February2012 PercentChange YTD Feb2013 YTD Feb2012 PercentChangeEnergy*59,830,13471,918,682-16.8%124,772,980145,914,709-14.5%Agricultural6,604,7926,011,8749.9%12,149,95110,584,69214.8%Financials2,732,2443,344,957-18.3%5,310,3476,262,674-15.2%TOTAL CONTRACTS69,167,17081,275,513-14.9%142,233,278162,762,075-12.6%*Historical energy volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures contracts. Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC) Futures & OptionsProducts Three MonthsEnding      February 2013Three Months EndingJanuary 2013Three MonthsEnding     December 2012Energy*$1.07$1.08$1.07Agricultural*$2.59$2.54$2.47Financials$1.03$1.04$1.00*Historical energy RPC has been adjusted to include new energy futures contracts and agricultural RPC has been adjusted to include Canadian contracts.  ICE Futures & Options Open InterestFebruary 28, 2013December 31, 2012Energy*77,684,81870,108,837Agricultural2,434,3862,502,583Financials532,896463,058*Historical energy open interest has been updated to include new energy futures contracts. Through February 22, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $38 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 1.2 million trades. ICE Clear Credit has cleared $2.2 trillion in single-name CDS resulting in open interest of $742 billion. ICE Clear Europe has cleared ?1.6 trillion ($2.2 trillion) in single-name CDS resulting in ?541 billion ($713 billion) of open interest. ICE lists 423 CDS instruments for clearing. A complete summary of CDS clearing can be found at: Trading days in February 2013 ICE Futures Europe & U.S: 19 ICE Futures Canada: 19Note: 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 IntercontinentalExchange  IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated exchanges and clearing houses serving the risk management needs of global markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index products. 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, ICE Clear Europe, ICE Clear Canada, ICE Clear US, ICE Futures U.S., and ICE OTC. 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, 2012, as filed with the SEC on February 6, 2013.ICE-CORP(Logo: IntercontinentalExchangeFor further information: Investor & Media Contacts: Kelly Loeffler, VP, Investor Relations & Corp. Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-4726,; or Melanie Skijus, Director, Investor Relations, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc., +1-770-857-2532,