August 5, 2011

New Single-Day Volume Records Established at CBOE, CFE and C2 Options Exchange

-- CBOE volume tops 10 million contracts for third time in history
-- VIX volume moves higher

CHICAGO, August 5, 2011 - CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) today announced that several all-time, single-day volume records were established at Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) on Friday, August 5.

Friday's reported daily volume records for CBOE Holdings exchanges include:

  • At CBOE, a record total of 10,822,621 contracts changed hands today, topping the previous record of 10,571,569 contracts traded on May 6, 2010.
  • CBOE Futures Exchange posted record volume on two consecutive days. Today, a record 152,133 contracts traded, surpassing 137,508 contracts traded on August 4, 2011.
  • C2 Options Exchange - the company's alternative all-electronic market - also posted two consecutive days of record volume. Today, a record 529,017 contracts traded, beating 462,256 contracts traded on August 4, 2011.
  • Friday's product-specific reported daily volume records include:

  • Volume in CBOE Volatility Index® (VIX®) options at CBOE established a record 1,194,468 contracts, surpassing 1,153,602 contracts traded on March 15, 2011.
  • Volume in futures on the CBOE Volatility Index at CFE posted record volume on two consecutive days. Today, a record 152,067 contracts changed hands, beating 137,132 contracts traded on August 4, 2011.
  • In addition, on Thursday, August 4, total ETF options volume at CBOE reached a new all-time high of 3,963,875 contracts, beating 3,528,232 contracts traded on May 20, 2010.

    CBOE Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and other subsidiaries. CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options 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 on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX). 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's Hybrid Trading System incorporates electronic and open-outcry trading and is powered by CBOEdirect, a proprietary, state-of-the-art electronic platform that also supports the C2 Options Exchange (C2), CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), CBOE Stock Exchange (CBSX) and OneChicago. CBOE is home to the world-renowned Options Institute and www.cboe.com, named "Best of the Web" for options information and education.

    CBOE is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), with all trades cleared by the AAA-rated OCC.

    CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange® , CBSX® , CBOE Stock Exchange®, CFE®, CBOEdirect®, FLEX®, Hybrid®, LEAPS®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and BuyWriteSM, BXMSM, C2SM, C2 Options Exchange, IncorporatedSM, CBOE Futures ExchangeSM , SPXSM and The Options Institute SM are servicemarks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE). Standard & Poor's® , S&P® and S&P 500® are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services, LLC, and have been licensed for use by CBOE.

    Media Contacts:
    Gail Osten
    312.786.7123
    osten@cboe.com

    Gary Compton
    312.786.7612
    comptong@cboe.com

    Investor Relations Contact:
    Debbie Koopman
    312.786.7136
    koopman@cboe.com

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