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ICE Reports Daily Futures Volume for January

Monday, February 04, 2013

ICE Reports Daily Futures Volume for January08:30 EST Monday, February 04, 2013ATLANTA, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, today reported futures volume for January 2013. ICE's average daily volume (ADV) for futures and options was 3,478,414 contracts, a decrease of 15% from the prior January. Total contract volume in January 2013 was 73 million contracts. All prior period contract volumes have been adjusted to include the converted futures contracts, which previously traded in ICE's OTC markets. January 2013 ReviewICE received regulatory approval to provide portfolio margining relief for buy-side clearing of certain CDS, and ICE Clear Credit plans to launch clearing of North American single names and Latin American sovereigns and portfolio margining for the buy-side in the current quarter. ICE announced the February 11 launch of 16 new energy contracts to include new global oil, iron ore and China coal futures products. Volume records were set in January in ICE RBOB and Newcastle Coal futures, and open interest records were set in ICE Brent crude futures, Heating Oil futures, Cocoa futures and WTI options.ICE Futures Contracts & Markets ADVADVJanuary2013ADVJanuary2012ADV% ChangeICE Brent 676,136576,49717.3ICE Gasoil 289,685290,488-0.3ICE Other Oil (1)*261,746207,57526.1   ICE OIL1,227,5661,074,56014.2ICE Natural Gas*1,307,2972,190,859-40.3ICE Power*512,328394,39829.9ICE Emissions & Other (2)45,32639,98413.4   TOTAL ENERGY3,092,5163,699,801-16.4ICE Sugar131,552121,3018.5ICE Other Ags (3)131,578106,42923.6   TOTAL AGRICULTURAL263,130227,73015.5ICE Equity Index (4)90,054120,068-25.0ICE FX (5)32,71225,81826.7   TOTAL FINANCIALS122,767145,886-15.8   TOTAL FUTURES & OPTIONS3,478,4144,073,418-14.6(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 contractsICE Futures Monthly VolumeJanuary 2013January 2012Percent ChangeEnergy*64,942,84673,996,027-12.2Agricultural5,545,1594,572,81821.3Financials2,578,1032,917,717-11.6TOTAL CONTRACTS73,066,10881,486,562-10.3*Historical energy volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures contractsRolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC) Futures & Options Products Three Months Ending January 2013Three Months Ending December 2012Three Months EndingNovember 2012Energy*$1.08$1.07$1.08Agricultural*$2.54$2.47$2.43Financials$1.04$1.00$1.01*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 InterestJanuary 31, 2013December 31, 2012Energy*73,906,68970,108,837Agricultural2,877,1712,502,583Financials492,283463,058*Historical energy open interest has been updated to include new energy futures contractsThrough January 25, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $37 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 1.16 million trades. ICE Clear Credit has cleared $2.2 trillion in single-name CDS resulting in open interest of $737 billion. ICE Clear Europe has cleared ?1.6 trillion ($2.1 trillion) in single-name CDS resulting in ?362 billion ($484 billion) of open interest. ICE lists 375 CDS instruments for clearing. A complete summary of CDS clearing can be found at: Trading days in January 2013 ICE Futures Europe & U.S: 21 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 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, 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-CORP(Logo: )SOURCE 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,