CHICAGO, IL – June 3, 2016 — Chicago Board Options Exchange® (CBOE®) announced today that it was named “Exchange of the Year” Thursday night at GlobalCapital’s Americas Derivatives Awards 2016 ceremony in New York City.

The annual event honors the companies, platforms, services and products throughout the Americas that have made an impact on the U.S. derivatives industry during the year. Nominations are based on market feedback and research conducted by GlobalCapital. Considerations for each category include unique products and services, technological innovation, commitments to new markets, measures to improve efficiency and liquidity, initiatives to help improve market stability and oversight, as well as client guidance and advocacy.

As a leader in options and volatility product innovation, trading technology and investor education, CBOE has consistently received industry awards over the past decade, totaling approximately three dozen in areas such as leadership and new product and technology development.

Last night’s award was the fifth industry honor CBOE and its executives have received in 2016.

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 options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX Index) and S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option. Other products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, Weeklys 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, Livevol options analytics and data tools, and www.cboe.com, the go-to place for options and volatility trading resources.


Media Contacts:                                                                                   Analyst Contact:

Suzanne Cosgrove                    Gary Compton                                      Debbie Koopman

(312) 786-7123                           (312) 786-7612                                       (312) 786-7136

cosgrove@cboe.com                comptong@cboe.com                           koopman@cboe.com


CBOE®, Chicago Board Options Exchange®, CBOE Volatility Index®, Livevol®, FLEX® and VIX® are registered trademarks, and BuyWriteSM, BXMSM, WeeklysSM 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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