OIC Adds New Director of Institutional and Retail Marketing

Chicago—March 3, 2009

The Options Industry Council (OIC) is pleased to announce the addition of Joseph F. Burgoyne III as Director, Institutional and Retail Marketing.

In this newly created role he will support institutional and retail educational programs promoting the responsible use of listed equity options. Mr. Burgoyne will represent OIC by participating in panel discussions, presenting educational seminars and working with the media. He will also be responsible for assisting in the development of options curriculum, web content, advertising, academic studies and partnerships.

Mr. Burgoyne brings 30 years of experience in the financial industry to OIC. He most recently served as Director of Business Development for derivative and data analysis company IVolatility.com where he successfully led marketing and advertising campaigns. Previously, he was Managing Director of Burgoyne Capital Management, LLC. Mr. Burgoyne’s other qualifications include leading the floor operations at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange for Van der Moolen Options USA, managing risk, making markets and managing on-floor and off-floor trading for proprietary databases.

Demand for options education continues to grow as investors seek ways to manage risk and navigate uncertain markets. This demand led OIC to expand options education efforts for both the retail and institutional investor with Mr. Burgoyne providing additional coverage to meet the needs of these groups, helping OIC to remain the number one source for equity options education throughout the world.

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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