ICE Reports Record Futures Volume in 2012 on 10% ADV Growth

         ICE Reports Record Futures Volume in 2012 on 10% ADV Growth

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Jan. 3, 2013

ATLANTA, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a
leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, today reported futures
volume for December 2012, the fourth quarter of 2012 and the full year 2012.
ICE's December 2012 and fourth quarter of 2012 average daily volume (ADV)
increased 1% and declined 1% compared to December 2011 and the fourth quarter
of 2011, respectively. Total contract volume in 2012 reached 847 million
contracts, up 10% from 2011. All prior period contract volumes have been
adjusted to include the converted futures contracts, which previously traded
as swaps in ICE's OTC markets.

Credit Transaction Revenues

  oFourth quarter revenues from ICE's credit default swap (CDS) trade
    execution, processing and clearing business totaled $36 million, compared
    to $41 million in the prior fourth quarter, and included $19 million in
    CDS clearing revenues.
  oFor 2012, total CDS revenues were $144 million compared to $167 million in
    2011.

December 2012 Review

  oOn December 20, ICE announced a definitive agreement to acquire NYSE
    Euronext in a stock and cash transaction to create a premier global
    exchange.
  oICE and London-based LIFFE announced a clearing services agreement in
    which ICE Clear Europe will provide clearing services to NYSE Liffe.
  oFor the third consecutive year, ICE has been recognized as the "Best
    Exchange – EU Emissions Trading Scheme" by the Environmental Finance and
    Carbon Finance Magazine.
  oThe 2013 calendar for EU emissions auctions on ICE Futures Europe was
    announced.
  oICE's fourth quarter and full year earnings results will be released on
    February 6, 2013.

ICE Futures Contracts & Markets ADV
                     ADV       ADV                ADV       ADV
Product Line                             ADV                          ADV
(Futures & Options)  Dec       Dec                Full Year Full Year
                                         % Change                     % Change
                     2012      2011               2012      2011
ICE Brent            458,839   382,268   20.0     620,373   532,731   16.5
ICE Gasoil           166,763   190,253   -12.3    254,691   262,705   -3.1
ICE Other Oil (1)*   174,037   145,189   19.9     204,965   245,993   -16.7
 ICE OIL           799,639   717,710   11.4     1,080,029 1,041,429 3.7
ICE Natural Gas*     1,030,241 1,324,889 -22.2    1,448,878 1,294,964 11.9
ICE Power*           496,306   269,550   84.1     379,002   248,138   52.7
ICE Emissions &      49,127    34,946    40.6     41,876    34,718    20.6
Other (2)
 TOTAL ENERGY      2,375,313 2,347,095 1.2      2,949,786 2,619,250 12.6
ICE Sugar            86,715    72,029    20.4     128,238   124,820   2.7
ICE Other Ags (3)    88,702    75,977    16.7     119,355   107,463   11.1
 TOTAL             175,417   148,006   18.5     247,593   232,283   6.6
AGRICULTURAL
ICE Equity Index (4) 136,616   173,092   -21.1    133,564   176,267   -24.2
ICE FX (5)           33,146    32,313    2.6      29,443    36,288    -18.9
 TOTAL FINANCIALS  169,762   205,405   -17.4    163,007   212,555   -23.3
 TOTAL FUTURES &   2,720,492 2,700,506 0.7      3,360,386 3,064,088 9.7
OPTIONS

Note: Figures may not foot due to rounding.
(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®, and the
Continuous Commodity Index.
(5) "ICE FX" includes the U.S. Dollar Index and foreign exchange.
*Historical volume has been adjusted to include transitioned energy futures
contracts.



ICE Futures Fourth Quarter ADV and Total Volume
                                                                  
Futures & Options
Products           ADV       ADV       Percent Volume      Volume      Percent

                   4Q12      4Q11      Change 4Q12        4Q11        Change
Energy*            2,774,918 2,754,468 0.7     177,594,762 173,531,512 2.3
Agricultural       203,933   179,919   13.3    13,012,880  11,294,551  15.2
Financials         142,155   205,888   -31.0   9,097,919   12,970,916  -29.9
TOTAL CONTRACTS    3,121,006 3,140,275 -0.6    199,705,561 197,796,979 1.0

*Historical energy volume has been adjusted to include transitioned energy
futures contracts.

ICE Futures Monthly and YTD Volume
                                                                  
Futures &
Options Products December   December   Percent Full Year   Full Year   Percent

                 2012       2011       Change 2012        2011        Change
Energy*          47,506,257 49,288,994 -3.6    743,345,947 660,051,036 12.6
Agricultural     3,487,287  3,087,463  12.9    62,353,085  58,478,008  6.6
Financials       3,395,244  4,313,499  -21.3   41,077,838  53,563,960  -23.3
TOTAL CONTRACTS  54,388,788 56,689,956 -4.1    846,776,870 772,093,004 9.7

*Historical energy volume has been adjusted to include transitioned energy
futures contracts.

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

                           Ending       Ending       Ending
Futures & Options Products
                           December 2012 November 2012 October 2012
Energy*                    $1.07         $1.08         $1.08
Agricultural*              $2.47         $2.43         $2.40
Financials                 $1.00         $1.01         $1.01

*Historical energy RPC has been adjusted to include transitioned energy
futures contracts and agricultural RPC has been adjusted to include Canadian
contracts.

ICE Futures & Options Open Interest
             December 31, 2012 December 31, 2011
Energy*      70,108,837        53,518,772
Agricultural 2,502,583         2,292,279
Financials   463,058           531,162

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

  oThrough December 31, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $36 trillion
    in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 1.1 million trades.
    ICE Clear Credit has cleared $2.1 trillion in single-name CDS resulting in
    open interest of $842 billion. ICE Clear Europe has cleared €1.6 trillion
    ($2.1 trillion) in single-name CDS resulting in €568 billion ($750
    billion) of open interest. ICE lists 381 CDS instruments for clearing. A
    complete summary of CDS clearing can be found at:
    https://www.theice.com/clear_credit.jhtml

  oTrading days in December 2012

       oICE Futures Europe & U.S: 20
       oICE Futures Canada: 19

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:
http://ir.theice.com/supplemental.cfm

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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. 

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