OCC Cleared Contract Volume Declined 3% in May

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Securities Lending CCP Activity Up 9 Percent from May 2014 and Up 11 Percent Year-to-Date

OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in May reached 308,639,215 contracts, a 3 percent decrease from the May 2014 volume of 319,742,239 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is down 7 percent from 2014 with 16,144,143 contracts in 2015.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 304,133,734 contracts in May, a 4 percent decrease from the May 2014 volume of 315,630,235 contracts. Year-to-date average daily options volume is down 7 percent from 2014 with 15,927,070 contracts in 2015.

Equity options volume in May was 275,408,858 contracts, a 3 percent decrease from May 2014. Index options volume in May was down 9 percent from May 2014 with 28,724,876 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared futures volume in May reached 4,505,481 contracts, a 10 percent increase from the May 2014 volume of 4,112,004 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is down 18 percent from 2014 with 217,073 contracts in 2015.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity in May 2015 was up 9 percent in new loans from May 2014 with 109,626 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 11 percent from 2014 with 540,068 new loan transactions in 2015. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in May was $196,205,110,255.

About OCC
OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. Founded in 1973, OCC operates under the jurisdiction of both the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Registered Clearing Agency and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. OCC now provides central counterparty (CCP) clearing and settlement services to 16 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures and securities lending transactions. More information about OCC is available at http://www.theocc.com.

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