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ICE Reports 17% Increase in Average Daily Futures Volume for July

August 2, 2012

ATLANTA, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, reported volume for July 2012. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE’s futures markets was 1,529,426 contracts, an increase of 17% from July 2011. Year-to-date through July 31, ADV across ICE’s futures exchanges was 1,582,564 contracts, an increase of 6% compared to the first seven months of 2011. Total futures volume in July 2012 was 32 million contracts, up 23% from July 2011.

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July 2012 Review

  • ICE Futures Europe records:
    • The exchange set an open interest record of 6,125,609 contracts on July 27, including records in Low Sulphur Gasoil, Coal and Emissions futures and Gasoil, Coal and Brent options contracts.
    • ICE Gasoil options set an ADV record of 2,434 contracts.
    • Monthly volume and ADV records were established for ICE ECX ERUs of 35,807 and 1,705 contracts, respectively, along with an open interest record of 46,358 contracts on July 27.
  • ICE Futures U.S. records:
    • Coffee options set an open interest record of 299,461 contracts on July 31.
    • Monthly volume and ADV records were established across ICE’s new grains products of 84,774 and 4,037 contracts, respectively.
  • ICE’s cleared OTC energy swaps will transition to futures in January 2013 pending regulatory approval.
  • ICE Futures U.S. options on futures will trade exclusively on the ICE electronic trading system beginning October 22.
  • ICE Clear Credit introduced the Emerging Markets CDS index (CDX.EM) for buyside and dealer clients.
  • The U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council designated ICE Clear Credit a systemically important financial market utility.
  • The European Investment Bank (EIB) chose ICE Futures Europe to host auctions in the sale of NER 300 EU allowances.
  • ICE’s instant message functionality, previously known as YellowJacket (YJ), is now available via ICE Chat to all WebICE users.
  • Through July 27, ICE’s CDS clearing houses have cleared $33 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 984,766 transactions. ICE currently lists 342 CDS instruments for clearing.
    • ICE Clear Credit has cleared $19 trillion of gross notional value since inception including $1.6 trillion in single name CDS, resulting in open interest of $828 billion. ICE Clear Credit offers clearing for 45 indexes, 132 corporate single names and four Latin American sovereign CDS.
    • ICE Clear Europe has cleared EUR10.1 trillion ($13.7 trillion) of gross notional value since inception, including EUR1.4 trillion ($1.9 trillion) in single-name CDS, resulting in EUR563 billion ($692 billion) of open interest. ICE Clear Europe offers clearing for 40 indexes and 121 single-name contracts.
  • Trading days in July 2012:
    • ICE Futures Europe: 21
    • ICE Futures U.S.: 21
    • ICE Futures Canada: 21

                                               ICE Futures Contracts & Markets Monthly ADV
                                               -------------------------------------------
                     Product Line                              ADV                         ADV                     ADV
                                                              July                        July                  % Change
                                                                         2012                        2011
    ---                                                                  ----                        ----
    ICE Brent Crude futures &
     options                                                          663,006                     455,038                 45.7
    -------------------------                                         -------                     -------                 ----
    ICE Gasoil futures & options                                      268,012                     213,702                 25.4
    ----------------------------                                      -------                     -------                 ----
    ICE WTI Crude futures &
     options                                                          133,064                     164,384                -19.1
    -----------------------                                           -------                     -------                -----
    ICE ECX emissions futures &
     options                                                           39,768                      33,639                 18.2
    ---------------------------                                        ------                      ------                 ----
    Other futures contracts (1)                                        50,601                      38,064                 32.9
    --------------------------                                         ------                      ------                 ----
    TOTAL ICE FUTURES EUROPE                                        1,154,451                     904,827                 27.6
    ------------------------                                        ---------                     -------                 ----
    Index futures & options (2)                                       114,077                     154,469                -26.1
    --------------------------                                        -------                     -------                -----
    Sugar No. 11 futures & options                                    133,189                     122,559                  8.7
    ------------------------------                                    -------                     -------                  ---
    Other agricultural commodity
     contracts (3)                                                     87,889                      75,470                 16.5
    ----------------------------                                       ------                      ------                 ----
    Currency futures and options
     contracts (4)                                                     24,416                      34,772                -29.8
    ----------------------------                                       ------                      ------                -----
    TOTAL ICE FUTURES U.S.                                            359,571                     387,270                 -7.2
    ----------------------                                            -------                     -------                 ----
    TOTAL ICE FUTURES CANADA &
     CCFE                                                              15,404                      14,008                 10.0
    --------------------------                                         ------                      ------                 ----
    TOTAL FUTURES CONTRACTS                                         1,529,426                   1,306,105                 17.1
    -----------------------                                         ---------                   ---------                 ----

    (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(R) mini futures and options and futures for the Russell
     1000(R) 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 ADV
                              ----------------------------
             7-mos 2012            7-mos 2011                  Percent Change
             ----------            ----------                  --------------
     ICE
     Futures
     Europe             1,135,555                    1,056,400                 7.5
     -------            ---------                    ---------                 ---
     ICE
     Futures
     U.S.                 425,058                      424,090                 0.2
     -------              -------                      -------                 ---
     ICE
     Futures
     Canada
     &
     CCFE                  21,951                       18,960                15.8
     -------               ------                       ------                ----
     Total
     Futures            1,582,564                    1,499,450                 5.5
     -------            ---------                    ---------                 ---

                         ICE Futures Monthly and Year-to-Date Volume
                         -------------------------------------------
              July 2012                        July 2011                       Percent Change
              ---------                        ---------                       --------------
    ICE
     Futures
     Europe                        24,243,479                       18,096,536                34.0
    --------                       ----------                       ----------                ----
    ICE
     Futures
     U.S.                           7,550,996                        7,745,409                -2.5
    --------                        ---------                        ---------                ----
    ICE
     Futures
     Canada &
     CCFE                             323,487                          280,152                15.5
    ---------                         -------                          -------                ----
    Total
     Futures                       32,117,962                       26,122,097                23.0
    --------                       ----------                       ----------                ----
              7-mos 2012                       7-mos 2011                      Percent Change
              ----------                       ----------                      --------------
    ICE
     Futures
     Europe                       165,791,026                      153,177,982                 8.2
    --------                      -----------                      -----------                 ---
    ICE
     Futures
     U.S.                          62,058,521                       61,493,040                 0.9
    --------                       ----------                       ----------                 ---
    ICE
     Futures
     Canada &
     CCFE                           3,226,647                        2,749,194                17.4
    ---------                       ---------                        ---------                ----
    Total
     Futures                      231,076,194                      217,420,216                 6.3
    --------                      -----------                      -----------                 ---

                         ICE Futures Open Interest
                         -------------------------
                   July 31, 2012               December 31, 2011
                   -------------               -----------------
    ICE Futures
     Europe                         6,095,612                    3,905,986
    -----------                     ---------                    ---------
    ICE Futures
     U.S.                           2,976,595                    2,680,454
    -----------                     ---------                    ---------
    ICE Futures
     Canada & CCFE                    276,215                      170,894
    --------------                    -------                      -------

                     Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC)
                     --------------------------------------------------
                         Three Months              Three Months          Three Months
             Product
              Line           Ending                   Ending                Ending
                           July 2012                 June 2012             May 2012
    ---                    ---------                 ---------             --------
    ICE
     Futures
     Europe                           $1.57                     $1.56                 $1.55
    --------                          -----                     -----                 -----
    ICE
     Futures
     U.S.
     Ag                               $2.54                     $2.63                 $2.58
    --------                          -----                     -----                 -----
    ICE
     Futures
     U.S.
     Fin                              $0.92                     $0.88                 $0.91
    --------                          -----                     -----                 -----

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

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