ICE Futures Europe Sets Daily Volume and Brent Crude Futures Records

By Intercontinentalexchange, PRNE
Sunday, May 8, 2011

LONDON, May 9, 2011 - IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated
global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets,
announced that ICE Futures Europe set an exchange-wide daily volume record of
1,703,446 on 6 May 2011. The new record surpassed the previous daily record
of 1,698,258 contracts set on 24 February 2011.

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The exchange also established a daily volume record for the benchmark
Brent Crude futures contract. Volume in Brent Crude futures was 906,958
contracts, 9% higher than the previous record of 832,412 contracts, which was
set on 5 May 2011. This is the fifth daily trading volume record for the
Brent Crude futures contract in 2011.

Introduced in 1988, the ICE Brent Crude futures contract is the leading
benchmark for pricing the world's crude oil, including grades in Africa, the
Middle East and Asia. ICE Futures Europe has also listed the North American
benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures contract since 2006.
Both light sweet crude contracts have established daily volume records in
2011. ICE Futures Europe also offers the world's leading refined product
benchmark, the ICE Gasoil futures contract.

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currency, emissions, energy and equity index contracts. ICE Futures Europe
hosts trade in half of the world's crude and refined oil futures. ICE Futures
U.S. and ICE Futures Canada list agricultural, currencies and Russell Index
markets. ICE is also a leading operator of central clearing services for the
futures and over-the-counter markets, with five regulated clearing houses
across North America and Europe. ICE serves customers in more than 70

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Lee Underwood, Director, Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, +1-770-857-0342, lee.underwood at, Brookly McLaughlin, Manager, Communications, IntercontinentalExchange, +1-312-836-6728, brookly.mclaughlin at

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