CBOE Releases 40th Anniversary Video

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Dedicated web page chronicles CBOE's history through photos, interviews and memories

Chicago, IL -April 19, 2013 - To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), CBOE today released "CBOE 40" (, a video documentary that chronicles the history of CBOE through interviews with key figures in CBOE's history, including CBOE founder and first president, Joe Sullivan. The video is a fast-paced look behind-the-scenes at events that led to creation of CBOE and the listed option industry, with then-and-now photos.

A dedicated web page features the new video, interviews with former traders, photos and memories from staff and exchange members.

CBOE created listed options when it opened for trading on April 26, 1973. On that day, 911 contracts traded on 16 options listings. In 2012, CBOE trading volume exceeded one billion contracts on more than 3,000 options listings.

"CBOE 40" is one of the many features of CBOE's newly created Options Hub site (, launched earlier this month.

About CBOE:
CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options and volatility trading through product innovation, trading technology and investor education. CBOE offers equity, index and ETF options, including proprietary products, such as S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option, and options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (the VIX Index). Other products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, LEAPS options, FLEX options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE is home to the world-renowned Options Institute and, the go-to place for options and volatility trading resources. CBOE is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with all trades cleared by the OCC.

Media Contacts:
Gail Osten
(312) 786-7123

Gary Compton
(312) 786-7612

Analyst Contact:
Debbie Koopman
(312) 786-7136

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