SOURCE: ELX Futures, L.P.

ELX Futures, L.P.

June 01, 2011 09:37 ET

ELX Announces Multiple Volume Records in May: Overall Exchange, Combined U.S. Treasury Futures, 5-Year and 30-Year Futures

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 1, 2011) - ELX Futures, L.P. (ELX), a leading electronic futures exchange, announced today that it established multiple volume records in the month of May. On Friday, May 6, ELX set records in overall exchange volume, combined U.S. Treasury futures volume and records in the 5-year note and 30-year bond. Total U.S. Treasury volume was also up 10% year-over-year for the month of May and market share was up 16%. Additionally, 1.6m total contracts were traded for the month of May and 9.3m contracts were traded year-to-date.

On May 6, ELX ended the session with a record exchange volume of 148,308 contracts traded and 120,137 contracts traded for combined U.S. Treasuries. The 5-year note traded a record 43,748 contracts and the 30-year bond traded 26,117 contracts.

Neal Wolkoff, Chief Executive Officer of ELX Futures, said, "May was a record volume month for ELX with several new milestones established in our U.S. Treasury futures contracts. The tremendous support and interest that we have received from market participants have been gratifying as we approach our two-year anniversary. ELX intends to introduce new products and business initiatives in the upcoming months to continue benefitting our customers and fostering competition in the futures marketplace."

About ELX Futures
ELX Futures, L.P. is a fully electronic exchange founded by leading global financial institutions with the goal of bringing the benefits of cost-efficiency, liquidity, market continuity and enhanced speed to all market participants. For information and news about ELX, visit www.elxfutures.com or email info@elxfutures.com. Clearing services are provided by the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), AAA rated and the world's largest derivative clearing organization. For information on OCC financial safeguards, visit www.optionsclearing.com/components/docs/about/occ_financial_guarantee.pdf. ELX market data is available through Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, CQG and BGCantor Market Data.

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