CBOE Wins “Equities Exchange of The Year” Award


CHICAGO, IL — September 18, 2014 — The Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) today was named “Equities Exchange of the Year” at GlobalCapital’s (www.globalcapital.com) Global Derivatives Awards ceremony in London.

According to the GlobalCapital Derivatives editorial team, “The home of VIX, CBOE has seen impressive volume this year, even in a low-volatility environment. The bourse has also been at the forefront of innovation, having introduced a short-term volatility index and a U.S. Treasury volatility index, as well as enhancing its flagship VIX index — all which contribute to CBOE being named the leading equities exchange globally.”

“Being acknowledged as the ‘Equities Exchange of the Year’ is a distinct honor for CBOE. We are thrilled to receive this prestigious award from GlobalCapital,” CBOE Holdings CEO Edward T. Tilly said.

Today’s event honors the people and companies that have made an impact on the global derivatives industry during the year. Over the last decade, CBOE and its executives have received over two dozen industry awards for leadership and product innovation, including last year’s “Outstanding Contribution Award” from GlobalCapital.

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 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 500 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.

Media Contacts:
Gail Osten
(312) 786-7123

Gary Compton
(312) 786-7612

Analyst Contact:
Debbie Koopman
(312) 786-7136


CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, FLEX®, LEAPS®, Execute Success®, CBOE Volatility Index® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and BuyWriteSM, BXMSM, WeeklysSM, SPXSM, and The Options InstituteSM are service marks 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. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.


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