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CBOE: VIX FUTURES SET SINGLE-DAY VOLUME RECORD 221,323 CONTRACTS


(The following is a reformatted version of a press release issued by the CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC, and received via electronic mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.)

News Release For Immediate Release

VIX FUTURES SET ANOTHER NEW SINGLE-DAY VOLUME RECORD TODAY: 221,323 CONTRACTS

CHICAGO, IL - January 2, 2013 - The CBOE Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE®) announced today that CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX® index) futures set a new single-day volume record of 221,323 contracts (estimated), the second consecutive daily VIX futures record this week.

Today’s daily record eclipsed the previous VIX futures single-day record of 212,800 contracts traded on Monday, December 31.

CFE today also reported record annual volume in 2012, led by VIX futures with 23.8 million contracts -- a 98-percent increase from 2011. Average daily volume (ADV) for VIX futures in 2012 was over 95,000 contracts, nearly double of 2011 ADV of 47,730 contracts.

About CBOE Futures Exchange: CFE currently offers trading in the CBOE Volatility Index (The VIX Index) futures (VX), Mini-VIX futures (VM), S&P 500 Variance futures (VA), CBOE NASDAQ-100 Volatility Index (VXN) futures (VN), CBOE Gold ETF Volatility Index (GVZ) security futures (GV), CBOE Crude Oil ETF Volatility Index (OVX) security futures (OV), CBOE Emerging Markets ETF Volatility Index (VXEEM) security futures (VXEM), CBOE Brazil ETF Volatility Index (VXEWZ) security futures (VXEW) and Radar Logic 25-Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) RPX Composite Index futures (RPXCP).

CFE, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE), offers an all-electronic, open-access market model, with traders providing liquidity and making markets. CFE is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and all trades are cleared by the OCC.

More information on CFE and its products, including contract specifications, can be found at: http://cfe.cboe.com/.

Media Contacts: Analyst Contact: Gail Osten Gary Compton Debbie Koopman (312) 786-7123 (312) 786-7612 (312) 786-7136 osten@cboe.comcomptong@cboe.comkoopman@cboe.com

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