ISE completes rollout of new trading system

NEW YORK, July 26, 2011 - The International Securities Exchange (ISE) announced today that it has completed the rollout of its new trading system based on Deutsche Börse Group's OptimiseTM trading architecture. In the last week, the final two tranches of options products migrated from ISE's predecessor platform to Optimise. This final step concludes ISE's three-month migration to the new system, and all products on the exchange are now being traded on Optimise.

"The completion of a successful rollout of Optimise marks a major milestone for not only the ISE and Deutsche Börse teams working on this project but also for our member firms who have undertaken their own projects to connect, test, and transition to the new system," said Gary Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer of ISE. "I would like to express my gratitude and congratulations to all of those who have been involved - our staff, member firms, and vendors - in ensuring this important transition concluded on schedule."

"The trans-Atlantic project team is very excited to have completed this final, critical phase of the Optimise rollout at ISE," said Daniel Friel, ISE's Chief Information Officer. "Now that the initial rollout is complete, we are already looking ahead to the introduction of further latency improvements and new functionality later this year."

After an initial launch of ten options on April 11, 2011, ISE carried out a phased migration from its predecessor platform to Optimise. With Optimise now fully in place, running out of two new, state-of-the-art data centers, ISE will decommission its predecessor system and data centers.

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