09.17.2014
By Terry Flanagan

CBOE and C2 Plan to List Options on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (BABA)

Expected Start Date of Monday, September 29

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) announced today that the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and C2 Options Exchange (C2) plan to list options on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (ticker symbol: BABA) beginning on Monday, September 29, 2014, contingent on BABA  meeting new options listing criteria.

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Alibaba, founded in 1999, is the largest online and mobile commerce company in the world in terms of gross merchandise volume. The company provides the fundamental technology infrastructure and marketing reach for businesses using the Internet to establish an online presence and conduct commerce with consumers and other businesses.

CBOE and C2 will announce an official start date for BABA options when the OCC confirms CBOE’s and C2’s certifications.

About CBOE Holdings, Inc.:

CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and other subsidiaries.  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 Holdings offers equity, index and ETP 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, Weeklys options, LEAPS options, FLEX options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE S&P BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE Holdings is home to the world-renowned Options Institute and www.cboe.com, the go-to place for options and volatility trading resources.

Alibaba is a registered trademark of Alibaba Group Holding Limited.

CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CFE®, Execute Success®, FLEX®, LEAPS®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and BuyWriteSM, CBOE Futures Exchange SM, BXMSM, SPXSM, WeeklysSM and The Options InstituteSM are service marks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE).  C2 and C2 Options Exchange are service marks of C2 Options Exchange, Incorporated (C2). 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, CFE and C2.

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