Investor FAQs

400 South LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone: 312-786-5600

CBOE Holdings' fiscal year is the same as the calendar year, ending on December 31.

On June 18, 2010, CBOE changed its organizational structure from a non-stock corporation owned by its members to a wholly owned subsidiary of a new holding company, CBOE Holdings, Inc., organized as a stock corporation owned by its stockholders. This type of organizational restructuring is sometimes referred to as a "demutualization" or "restructuring" transaction.

On June 15, 2010, shares of CBOE Holdings, Inc. unrestricted common stock began trading on NASDAQ.

The CUSIP for CBOE Holdings unrestricted common stock is 12503M108.

CBOE Holdings shares can be purchased or sold by working with a registered broker.

CBOE Holdings intends to pay regular quarterly dividends to our stockholders. On August 4, 2010, our Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share on the company's common stock. The company has paid a quarterly dividend in each subsequent quarter. However, the decision to pay a dividend remains within the discretion of our board of directors and may be affected by various factors, including our earnings, financial condition, capital requirements, level of indebtedness and other considerations our board of directors deems relevant. Click here for historical dividend payment information.

If you are a registered shareholder, please contact our transfer agent for questions concerning transfer requirements, duplicate mailings, change of address or other account related questions:

Inside U.S. call toll free at (866) 301-8223.
Outside of the U.S. dial +1 (201) 680-6578.
Hours of operations are Monday-Friday 9:00am-7:00pm EST.
Automated voice response is available 24 hours a day with holder account number.

If you hold your shares through a brokerage firm, please contact your broker.

CBOE Holdings does not offer a direct-share-purchase program or dividend-reinvestment program. All stock transactions should be handled through a stock brokerage firm of your choice.

The Direct Registration System (DRS) is a method of recording shares of stock in book-entry form. Book-entry means the company's transfer agent, Computershare, maintains your shares on your behalf without the need for physical stock certificates. DRS shares of CBOE Holdings stock are held in your name and tracked electronically (in book-entry form) in our records, which are maintained by our transfer agent. Shares held in un-certificated book-entry form have the same rights and privileges as shares held in certificate form.

Book-entry through DRS is becoming the standard in share ownership because it:

  • Offers the convenience and security of book-entry shares

  • Reduces the risks, time and costs associated with storing paper share certificates and replacing lost or stolen certificates.

  • Enables electronic share transactions between your broker/dealer and our transfer agent, Computershare.

No, there is no fee to participate in DRS.

Each time you have a share transaction, you are sent a Direct Registration Transaction Advice (Advice) reporting the number of shares of CBOE Holdings stock you hold in book-entry form.

No, we will not issue physical stock certificates.

Yes. Have your broker request your shares be sent to them through the Depository Trust Company's Direct Registration Profile System. You need to supply your broker with a copy of your latest Advice and the following information:

  • Your Computershare account number (on your Advice)
  • Your Social Security Number
  • The number of whole shares you wish to move from your Computershare account to your brokerage account

The 2015 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of CBOE Holdings, Inc. was held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 9:30 a.m., CDT, in the fourth floor lounge of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE), at 400 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois. The company has tentatively scheduled its next meeting for May 19, 2016.

If you are a shareholder of CBOE Holdings common stock as of the record date for the Annual Meeting, you are eligible and invited to attend the meeting.

Shareholders with stock in brokerage accounts need to bring with them a recent copy of their brokerage statement showing their CBOE Holdings common stock ownership or a copy of the proxy card sent to them by their brokerage firm. (The original may be completed and returned to your brokerage firm so your vote can be counted in their total).

You can download copies of our recent SEC filings, including those containing our most recently available financial statements online.

Earnings reports are typically released about three to four weeks following the close of the fiscal quarter and about four to five weeks following the close of the fiscal year. Upcoming events and earnings announcements are listed in Events/Webcasts. A press release announcing the earnings is sent via a wire service and also posted in Earnings Releases.

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You can contact CBOE Holdings' Investor Relations by calling 1-312-786-7136 or via email using the form below.

The process for considering individuals to serve as directors on the Board of Directors is described in Director Nomination Process under Corporate Governance.

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