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ICE Reports 37% Increase in Futures Average Daily Volume for August; Record Volume at ICE Futures Europe

September 2, 2011

ATLANTA, Sept. 2, 2011 /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 2011. Average daily volume (ADV) for ICE’s futures markets was 1,641,337 contracts, an increase of 37% from August 2010. Year-to-date through August 31, ADV across ICE’s futures exchanges was 1,518,891 contracts, an increase of 17% compared to the first eight months of 2010. Total futures volume in August 2011 was a record 37.7 million contracts, up 43% from August 2010.

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August 2011 Review

  • ICE Futures Europe records:
    • The exchange established its fifth monthly volume record for 2011, with 25,832,331 contracts traded in August. Monthly volume and ADV records were also established for NYH RBOB Gasoline, U.K. NBP Natural Gas and ECX CER futures.
    • ICE NYH RBOB futures established a daily volume record of 13,877 contracts on August 25.
    • ICE U.K. NBP Natural Gas futures established a daily volume record of 68,260 contracts on August 30.
    • The exchange established an open interest (OI) record of 4,282,512 contracts on August 11. OI records were also established for Brent Crude options and WTI options, as well as a number of utility and emissions contracts.
  • ICE Futures U.S. records:
    • Cocoa futures established a monthly volume record of 571,410 contracts and a daily volume record of 59,153 contracts on August 3.
    • Russell 2000® Mini futures established monthly volume record of 5,924,106.
    • Russell 1000® Mini Growth futures and Russell 1000 Mini Value futures daily established monthly and daily volume records in August.
  • ICE announced the successful launch of BRIX, Brazil’s electric power marketplace, with 30 market participants.
  • ICE will introduce 21 new OTC North American emissions contracts, with forwards trading August 29 and options beginning September 19.
  • ICE announced that Low Sulphur Gasoil futures and options will be introduced on ICE Futures Europe on September 19, along with OTC Low Sulphur Gasoil swaps.
  • The first trade of the California Carbon Allowance forward contract was transacted on ICE August 10 between NRG Power Marketing LLC and Shell Energy North America (US), L.P.
  • The United States Patent and Trademark Office issued ICE a patent for the business process that underpins ICE eConfirm, the company’s electronic trade confirmation service.
  • Through August 26, ICE’s CDS clearing houses have cleared $21.9 trillion in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 615,709 transactions. ICE currently lists 323 CDS contracts for clearing.
    • ICE Clear Credit reached $12.9 trillion in gross notional value cleared as of August 26, including $1.1 trillion in single-name CDS, resulting in open interest of $776 billion across 40 indexes and 128 single-name contracts.
    • ICE Clear Europe has cleared euro 6.6 trillion ($9.0 trillion) of gross notional value since inception, including euro 996 billion ($1.3 trillion) in single-name CDS, resulting in euro 552 billion ($794 billion) of open interest across 34 indexes and 121 single-name contracts.
  • Trading days in August 2011:
    • ICE Futures Europe: 23
    • ICE Futures U.S.: 23
    • ICE Futures Canada: 22
    • Chicago Climate Futures Exchange: 23
                  ICE Futures Contracts & Markets Monthly ADV
              Product Line           ADV        ADV        ADV
                                    August    August    % Change
                                         2011      2010
    ICE Brent Crude futures &
     options                          543,516   378,363       43.6
    ICE Gasoil futures & options      288,700   179,673       60.7
    ICE WTI Crude futures & options   208,046   203,353        2.3
    ICE ECX emissions futures &
     options                           34,761    17,941       93.8
    Other futures contracts (1)        48,122    15,783      204.9
    TOTAL ICE FUTURES EUROPE        1,123,145   795,113       41.3
    Index futures & options (2)       261,986   154,012       70.1
    Sugar No. 11 futures & options    118,353   121,465       -2.6
    Other agricultural commodity
     contracts (3)                     90,011    89,135        1.0
    Currency futures and options
     contracts (4)                     32,097    23,562       36.2
    TOTAL ICE FUTURES U.S.            502,447   388,174       29.4
    TOTAL ICE FUTURES CANADA & CCFE    15,745    14,561        8.1
                                       ------    ------        ---
    TOTAL FUTURES CONTRACTS         1,641,337 1,197,848       37.0
    (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; and ICE Unleaded
    Gasoline Blendstock (RBOB) futures.
     (2) "Index futures & options" include 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 and Sugar No. 16.
    (4) "Currency futures and options" include futures and options for
    the U.S. Dollar Index and foreign exchange.

                         ICE Futures Year-to-Date ADV
                         8-mos 2011    8-mos 2010   Percent Change
                         ----------    ----------   --------------
    ICE Futures Europe       1,065,538      855,463            24.6
    ------------------       ---------      -------            ----
    ICE Futures U.S.           434,817      427,388             1.7
    ----------------           -------      -------             ---
    ICE Futures Canada &
     CCFE                       18,536       15,763            17.6
    --------------------        ------       ------            ----
    Total Futures            1,518,891    1,298,614            17.0
    -------------            ---------    ---------            ----

                  ICE Futures Monthly and Year-to-Date Volume
                         August 2011   August 2010   Percent Change
    ICE Futures Europe      25,832,331    17,492,480            47.7
    ICE Futures U.S.        11,556,271     8,539,824            35.3
    ICE Futures Canada &
     CCFE                      346,791       306,632            13.1
    Total Futures           37,735,393    26,338,936            43.3
                         8-mos 2011     8-mos 2010   Percent Change
    ICE Futures Europe     179,010,313   142,862,272            25.3
    ICE Futures U.S.        73,049,311    71,373,872             2.3
    ICE Futures Canada &
     CCFE                    3,095,985     2,632,345            17.6
    --------------------     ---------     ---------            ----
    Total Futures          255,155,609   216,868,489            17.7
    -------------          -----------   -----------            ----

                        ICE Futures Open Interest
                                August 31, 2011      December 31, 2010
    ICE Futures Europe                   4,271,809            3,329,205
    ICE Futures U.S.                     3,128,087            3,325,618
    ----------------                     ---------            ---------
    ICE Futures Canada &
     CCFE                                  265,842              283,246
    --------------------                   -------              -------

            Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC)
                           Three Months      Three Months      Three Months
                              Ending            Ending            Ending
       Product Line        August 2011        July 2011         June 2011
    ICE Futures Europe             $1.58             $1.58             $1.57
    ICE Futures U.S.
     Ag                            $2.38             $2.39             $2.38
    ICE Futures U.S.
     Fin                           $0.86             $0.97             $0.96
    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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