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OIC Adds New Consultant To Support European Marketing And Education Efforts

Chicago—March 12, 2009

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announces the addition of Gary Delany as a consultant in the role of Director, European Marketing and Education.

This newly created position expands OIC’s efforts to promote the responsible use of listed equity options in the UK and Europe to retail and institutional investors. Mr. Delany will work with Otto Nägeli, OIC Managing Director for Europe, and be the key point of OIC’s outreach in the UK, developing options marketing and educational material for the European audience, including web content, market research and academic studies. Mr. Delany will also participate in seminar presentations, road shows and conferences.

Mr. Delany’s experience in the financial industry spans 30 years. Previously he served as Global Marketing Manager at Rolfe & Nolan, a supplier of futures and options software to banks and brokers, where he was in charge of global marketing initiatives. Before that Mr. Delany worked for The Philadelphia Stock Exchange in their European office in several capacities developing order flow for foreign exchange, equity and equity index options programs. He also acted as a consultant to LCH.Clearnet.

Worldwide demand for options education continues to grow as investors seek ways to manage risk and navigate uncertain markets. Europe and the UK are important sources of business for the US equity options industry. The addition of Mr. Delany helps OIC to broaden its options education efforts for both the retail and institutional investor throughout the region.

About OIC

OIC is an industry cooperative funded by the Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, International Securities Exchange, NASDAQ OMX PHLX, NASDAQ Options Market, NYSE Amex Options, NYSE Arca Options, and The Options Clearing Corporation. OIC was formed in 1992 to educate investors and their financial advisors about the benefits and risks of exchange-traded equity options. OIC's resources include: The Options Industry Services Help Desk at 1-888-OPTIONS, educational Web sites at www.optionseducation.org and www.OICoptions.com, evening seminars throughout the continental United States and Canada, instructional DVDs and educational literature and software.

Press Contacts

Jim Binder
312-322-9853
jbinder@theocc.com
Angela Kotso
312-322-6267
akotso@theocc.com
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