ICE Reports February Futures Volume

                     ICE Reports February Futures Volume

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, March 4, 2013

ATLANTA, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a
leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, today reported futures
volume for February 2013. ICE's average daily volume (ADV) for futures and
options was 3,640,377 contracts, a decline of 10% from the prior February.
Total contract volume in February 2013 was 69 million. All prior period
contract volumes have been adjusted to include the transitioned futures
contracts, which previously traded in ICE's OTC markets.

Financial Updates and Guidance

  oICE's March 2013 volume press release will be issued on Wednesday, April 3
    rather than on April 2 due to the UK holiday.

February 2013 Review

  oICE Clear Credit began clearing for Markit iTraxx Europe CDS indices on
    February 25.
  oOn February 15, the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act waiting period expired for
    ICE's transaction with NYSE Euronext.
  oICE and Cetip's jointly developed fixed-income trading platform Cetip
    Trader launched on February 25, following a successful beta test and
    regulatory approval.
  oMonthly and daily volume records were established in ICE Emission EUA and
    RBOB Gasoline futures contracts. Daily volume records were also set in ICE
    Heating Oil and ICE Russell 1000 Growth Index futures. 
  oDuring February, open interest records were set in Brent Crude futures,
    WTI options, Heating Oil futures, Coal Rotterdam options, Russell 1000
    Growth futures and Dutch TTF Natural Gas

ICE Futures Contracts & Markets ADV
                   ADV        ADV        ADV     ADV        ADV        ADV
Product Line
(Futures &         Feb        Feb        %       YTD Feb    YTD Feb    %
Options)                                 Change                        Change
                   2013       2012               2013       2012
ICE Brent          686,843    635,979    8.0%    681,222    606,238    12.4%
ICE Gasoil         290,438    275,651    5.4%    290,043    283,070    2.5%
ICE Other Oil (1)* 276,250    243,479    13.5%   268,635    225,527    19.1%
 ICE OIL         1,253,531  1,155,109  8.5%    1,239,900  1,114,835  11.2%
ICE Natural Gas*   1,133,136  1,962,463  -42.3%  1,224,570  2,076,661  -41.0%
ICE Power*         704,528    438,114    60.8%   603,623    416,256    45.0%
ICE Emissions &    57,759     40,247     43.5%   51,232     40,116     27.7%
Other (2)
 TOTAL ENERGY    3,148,954  3,595,934  -12.4%  3,119,325  3,647,868  -14.5%
ICE Sugar          177,943    160,833    10.6%   153,588    141,067    8.9%
ICE Other Ags (3)  169,678    139,761    21.4%   149,553    122,949    21.6%
 TOTAL           347,621    300,594    15.6%   303,140    264,016    14.8%
ICE Equity Index   104,926    135,336    -22.5%  97,118     127,702    -23.9%
ICE FX (5)         38,877     31,912     21.8%   35,640     28,865     23.5%
 TOTAL           143,802    167,248    -14.0%  132,759    156,567    -15.2%
 TOTAL FUTURES & 3,640,377  4,063,776  -10.4%  3,555,224  4,068,451  -12.6%
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 futures and options for the U.S. Dollar Index and
foreign exchange.
*Historical volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures contracts.

ICE Futures Monthly and YTD Volume
Futures &
Options          February   February   Percent YTD Feb     YTD Feb     Percent
                 2013       2012       Change  2013        2012        Change
Energy*          59,830,134 71,918,682 -16.8%  124,772,980 145,914,709 -14.5%
Agricultural     6,604,792  6,011,874  9.9%    12,149,951  10,584,692  14.8%
Financials       2,732,244  3,344,957  -18.3%  5,310,347   6,262,674   -15.2%
TOTAL CONTRACTS  69,167,170 81,275,513 -14.9%  142,233,278 162,762,075 -12.6%
*Historical energy volume has been adjusted to include new energy futures

Rolling Three-Month Average Rate per Contract (RPC)
                            Three Months     Three Months     Three Months
                             Ending      Ending           Ending
Futures & Options                             January 2013
Products                     February 2013                     December 2012
Energy*                      $1.07            $1.08            $1.07
Agricultural*                $2.59            $2.54            $2.47
Financials                   $1.03            $1.04            $1.00
*Historical energy RPC has been adjusted to include new energy futures
contracts and agricultural RPC has been adjusted to include Canadian

ICE Futures & Options Open Interest
                           February 28, 2013         December 31, 2012
Energy*                    77,684,818                70,108,837
Agricultural               2,434,386                 2,502,583
Financials                 532,896                   463,058
*Historical energy open interest has been updated to include new energy
futures contracts.

  oThrough February 22, ICE's CDS clearing houses have cleared $38 trillion
    in gross notional value on a cumulative basis across 1.2 million trades.
    ICE Clear Credit has cleared $2.2 trillion in single-name CDS resulting in
    open interest of $742 billion. ICE Clear Europe has cleared €1.6 trillion
    ($2.2 trillion) in single-name CDS resulting in €541 billion ($713
    billion) of open interest. ICE lists 423 CDS instruments for clearing. A
    complete summary of CDS clearing can be found at:
  oTrading days in February 2013

       oICE Futures Europe & U.S: 19
       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:

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