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OIC Launches New Language Of Options Course

Chicago—June 21, 2010

The Options Industry Council (OIC) announced today the addition of a new Language of Options class to its extensive line of online educational offerings. This new course is a beginner’s guide to basic options terminology or the "language of options" and is now available on OIC’s website.

Investors new to options will find this latest class from OIC provides a solid foundation on which to build their options knowledge. This course presents options fundamentals in a series of short lessons in quiz question format, each building logically on the one before. Along with clear definitions of each term, investors will find a concise and simplified explanation of underlying concepts. Additionally, informational pop-up boxes and modules of interactivity are also included to enhance user engagement and provide information relevant to the course content.

As with the majority of OIC offerings, this online class is offered to investors at no charge. More information about the Language of Options class can be found at www.optionseducation.org/promo.

About OIC

OIC is an industry cooperative funded by the BATS Options, 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 websites at www.OptionsEducation.org, www.OptionsEducation.org/advisor and www.OptionsEducation.org/institutional, 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
Caroline Davis
312-322-1923
cdavis@theocc.com
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