MIAX Options Sets Single Day Market Share Records; Reports November 2015 Trading Activity; Ranks #1 in Time at NBBO for Both All Option Classes and Penny Pilot Option Classes for October 2015

PRINCETON, New Jersey, Dec. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MIAX Options Exchange (MIAX®) today announced that on November 24, 2015 it set single day market share records in both MIAX classes and all OCC equity option classes with 8.95% and 8.60% market share, respectively, surpassing the prior records set in October 2015. Over 21.1 million contracts were executed on MIAX in November, equating to an average daily volume of over 1 million contracts and a 95% increase from the approximately 10.9 million contracts executed in November 2014. MIAX’s November equity options market share of 7.21% represents a 85.2% increase from the 4.02% achieved in November 2014 and an 3.0% increase from 7.00% achieved in October 2015.

Detailed volume statistics are as follows:

MIAX Options(R)                           Current Month                             Year-to-Date

                  Nov 2015    Nov 2014         % Change    Nov 2015    Nov 2014         % Change
                  --------    --------         --------    --------    --------         --------

MIAX Total Volume              21,180,198       10,863,154       95.0%   230,572,975       120,582,613      91.2%
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MIAX ADV                        1,059,010          571,745       85.2%     1,002,491           524,272      91.2%
--------                        ---------          -------        ----      ---------           -------       ----

MIAX Market Share                   7.21%           4.02%      79.4%         6.74%            3.42%     97.1%
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MIAX Options(R)
                           Previous Month

                  Nov 2015    Oct 2015         % Change
                  --------    --------         --------

MIAX Total Volume              21,180,198       22,680,425       -6.6%
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MIAX ADV                        1,059,010        1,030,928        2.7%
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MIAX Market Share                   7.21%           7.00%       3.0%
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Other achievements include:

  • During October 2015, MIAX ranked #1 out of all U.S. equity options exchanges in percentage of time at the National Best Bid/Offer (NBBO) in aggregate across all option classes. This marked the third month in a row that MIAX achieved this distinction.
  • During October 2015, MIAX ranked #1 out of all U.S. equity options exchanges in percentage of time at the NBBO in aggregate across all Penny Pilot option classes. This marked the second month in a row that MIAX achieved this distinction. Statistics for both all option classes and Penny Pilot option classes were provided by the TABB Group.1

1 The Options Liquidity Matrix is a monthly analysis of options market activity published by TABB Group and Hanweck Associates. The report includes options trading volumes and statistics on execution metrics for each U.S. listed options exchange and the industry using proprietary statistics and methodologies from Hanweck Associates and data from the Options Clearing Corporation. All statistics are derived from direct OPRA data feeds and include all trade activity reported by OPRA for each day. Quote statistics include trading activity during normal trading hours.

Percentage of Time at the National Best Bid/Offer: Sum of time the exchange is both best bid and best offer (across only symbols quoted by the exchange) divided by the sum of time those symbols have a best bid/offer during the trading day.

For further information regarding the MIAX Options Exchange, please visit www.MIAXOptions.com or contact MIAX Trading Operations at TradingOperations@MIAXOptions.com.

Corporate Communications Contact:
Dominique Prunetti-Miller
(609) 897-1465

About MIAX Options and MIH

MIAX Options, which commenced operations on December 7, 2012, is a fully electronic options trading exchange approved by the SEC as a national securities exchange on December 3, 2012. MIAX Options has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges. Its trading platform has been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options now lists and trades options on over 2,300 multi-listed classes. MIAX Options’ unparalleled system throughput is approximately 27 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX Options is approximately 28.89 microseconds for a full round trip. At the 99th percentile, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 43.90 microseconds. At the 99.9th percentile, the latency on MIAX Options is approximately 79.01 microseconds. The executive offices and technology development center as well as the National Operations Center for the MIAX Options are located in Princeton, New Jersey.

MIAX Options, Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies) and MIAX Global, LLC (MIAX Global) are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH). MIAX Technologies is MIH’s technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of MIAX trading technology. MIAX Global focuses on merger, acquisition and joint venture activities of MIH. MIAX Global also provides technology and other services outside of North America, with its initial concentration being on Europe and Latin America.

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