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

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

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2012

ATLANTA, 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.

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October 2012 Review

  oICE 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.
  oICE 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.
  oICE and Triana announced an agreement to process OTC FX via ICE Link,
    ICE's market leading middleware service.
  oThe 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

Adjusted ICE Futures Contracts & Markets ADV

                     ADV       ADV                ADV       ADV
Product Line                             ADV                          ADV
(Futures & Options)  Oct       Oct                YTD Oct   YTD Oct
                                         % Change                     % Change
                     2012      2011               2012      2011
ICE Brent            614,954   606,199   1.4      637,448   540,323   18.0
ICE Gasoil           297,857   318,852   -6.6     264,863   267,853   -1.1
ICE Other Oil (1)*   210,239   248,404   -15.4    207,175   255,596   -18.9
 ICE OIL           1,123,050 1,173,455 -4.3     1,109,486 1,063,772 4.3
ICE Natural Gas*     1,385,075 1,488,761 -7.0     1,517,164 1,267,293 19.7
ICE Power*           510,284   232,552   119.4    349,488   245,232   42.5
ICE Emissions &      48,232    36,348    32.7     39,426    33,575    17.4
Other (2)
 TOTAL ENERGY      3,066,641 2,931,116 4.6      3,015,564 2,609,872 15.5
ICE Sugar            92,863    86,776    7.0      135,693   134,187   1.1
ICE Other Ags (3)    120,925   104,122   16.1     121,438   109,660   10.7
 TOTAL             213,788   190,898   12.0     257,131   243,847   5.4
ICE Equity Index (4) 98,241    185,848   -47.1    134,939   178,151   -24.3
ICE FX (5)           20,242    35,330    -42.7    29,540    37,267    -20.7
 TOTAL FINANCIALS  118,483   221,178   -46.4    164,479   215,418   -23.6
 TOTAL FUTURES &   3,398,912 3,343,192 1.7      3,437,174 3,069,137 12.0

(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 contracts

Adjusted ICE Futures Monthly and YTD Volume

Futures &
Options Products October    October    Percent YTD Oct     YTD Oct     Percent

                 2012       2011       Change  2012        2011        Change
Energy*          70,532,752 61,553,423 14.6    636,283,937 548,072,947 16.1
Agricultural     4,893,760  3,986,290  22.8    54,233,965  51,169,747  6.0
Financials       2,725,097  4,644,740  -41.3   34,705,016  45,237,784  -23.3
TOTAL CONTRACTS  78,151,609 70,184,453 11.4    725,222,918 644,480,478 12.5

*Historical energy volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures

Adjusted Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC)

                           Three Months Three Months   Three Months

Futures & Options Products Ending       Ending         Ending

                           October 2012 September 2012 August 2012
Energy*                    $1.08        $1.11          $1.11
Agricultural*              $2.40        $2.40          $2.47
Financials                 $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 Interest

             October 31, 2012 December 31, 2011
Energy*      70,002,298       53,518,772
Agricultural 2,737,892        2,292,279
Financials   481,443          531,162

*Historical energy open interest has been updated to include new energy
futures contracts

  oThrough 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:
  oTrading days in October 2012

       oICE Futures Europe & U.S: 23
       oICE Futures Canada: 22

Note: 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:

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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

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