OCC Cleared Contract Volume Grew 4% in June

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Securities Lending CCP Activity Up 15 Percent for June and 12 Percent Year-to-Date

OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, announced today that cleared contract volume in June reached 340,826,276 contracts, up 4 percent from June 2014 volume of 327,922,056 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared contract volume is down 6 percent from 2014 with 16,028,458 contracts in 2015.

Options: Exchange-listed options volume reached 334,470,144 contracts in June, a 4 percent increase from June 2014 volume of 321,358,397 contracts. Year-to-date average daily options volume is down 6 percent from 2014 with 15,798,639 contracts in 2015.

Equity options volume in June was 298,418,532 contracts, a 4 percent increase from June 2014. Index options volume in June was up 9 percent from June 2014 with 36,051,612 contracts.

Futures: OCC cleared futures volume in June reached 6,356,132 contracts, a 3 percent decrease from the June 2014 volume of 6,563,659 contracts. OCC’s year-to-date average daily cleared futures volume is down 16 percent from 2014 with 229,819 contracts in 2015.

Securities Lending: OCC's securities lending CCP activity in June 2015 was up 15 percent in new loans from June 2014 with 115,658 transactions. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 12 percent from 2014 with 655,726 new loan transactions in 2015. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in June was $192,212,078,842.

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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