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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS NAMES JOE KELLY CO-CEO

NEW YORK – (February 21, 2017) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the world’s leading independent commodities interdealer broker, today announced that Joe Kelly has been named Co-CEO. Kelly, previously OTCGH’s President and Chief Operating Officer, joined the company...

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HOUSTON SPORTS, MEDIA AND MUSIC ICONS TO JOIN OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS AS GUEST BROKERS FOR CHARITY DAY BENEFITTING HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

Leading IDB to match commissions donated by brokers

HOUSTON (September 7, 2017) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the world’s leading independent commodities interdealer broker, today announced that its efforts to raise funds during its Hurricane Harvey Charity Day, to be held Friday, September 8, 2017, will be getting some extra support.

Joining OTCGH’s brokers in Houston will be a collection of iconic sports stars, media personalities and musicians from the city, who will act as “guest brokers,” including:

  • Jeff Bagwell, MLB Hall of Fame Inductee and former Houston Astros first baseman
  • Mike Chabala, former Houston Dynamo left back
  • Ray Childress, NFL Pro Bowl athlete and former Houston Oiler
  • Mario Elie, three-time NBA Champion and former Houston Rocket
  • Rocky Juarez, WBC Silver Featherweight Champion and native Houstonian
  • Jean Lopez, U.S. Olympic Taekwondo coach
  • Mark Lopez, Olympic Silver Medalist, Taekwondo
  • John Lucas, former #1 overall pick in the NBA draft (Houston Rockets) and current Houston Rockets player development coach
  • Chris Myers, former Houston Texans center
  • Chester Pitts, former Houston Texans offensive lineman
  • Mary Sarah, country music singer and former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice”
  • Lou Savarese, former professional boxer
  • John Skelton, former Arizona Cardinals quarterback
  • Bobby Sura, former Houston Rocket shooting guard
  • Kailee Wong, former Houston Texans linebacker

“We are honored that so many distinguished stars in the sports and entertainment world are going to join our effort to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Javier Loya, Founder and Co-CEO, OTCGH. “The impact on this community is personal for all of us at OTCGH, not just in Houston but at our offices around the globe. I’m proud of how our employees and these native and celebrity Houstonians are coming together to provide much needed donations to worthy organizations supporting the relief and rebuilding efforts following the devastating floods.”

Commissions donated by OTCGH employees at the company’s more than 20 brokerages in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore on Hurricane Harvey Charity Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar in order to multiply the impact of the donations for the following organizations:

For more information about OTCGH and its Hurricane Harvey Charity Day visit www.otcgh.com.

About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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OTCGH’S EOXLIVE PLATFORM BROKERS RECORD-SETTING 296,430 NATURAL GAS OPTIONS SIDES IN AUGUST, HELPS PROPEL NFX’S VOLUME AHEAD OF ICE’S FOR FIRST TIME EVER

Leading IDB’s platform also continues to grow client base, resulting in more trader-to-trader interaction

HOUSTON (September 6, 2017) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH) announced that in August 2017 its EOXLive platform brokered a record-setting 296,430 Natural Gas Options sides, eclipsing the previous record (from June 2017) by nearly 19 percent.

EOXLive’s total NFX transactions numbered 286,325 Natural Gas Options market lots, representing 43 percent of NFX’s total and helping the exchange surpass ICE’s overall monthly block volume total for the first time ever with 32 percent of the market compared to ICE’s 27 percent and CME’s 41 percent.

The leading independent commodities interdealer broker also continued to grow the EOXLive platform’s user base and saw an increase in trader-to-trader interaction as more clients embraced it.

“Thanks to continued, across the board adoption by our brokers EOXLive experienced another record-breaking surge in volume during August,” said Javier Loya, Chairman and Co-CEO of OTCGH. “We are also proud to see that our teams’ efforts as NFX’s broker partner have contributed to their milestone achievement as the second largest exchange by volume for Natural Gas Options in August.”

EOXLive, which allows users to trade directly on screen without having to pick up the phone, includes pre-trade markets and last-traded prices for natural gas options and leverages OTCGH’s strong market share to provide unique market intelligence and transparency. Recent updates to the platform also now automatically load indicative bids and offers from IM blasts, making it easy to manage and execute orders, and provide users instant access via a web-based platform, free embedded option pricing and analytics grids as well as a robust Markets Page.

In addition to natural gas, the EOXLive platform supports trading in the full spectrum of bilateral and exchange-traded commodities, both physical and financial, including power, petrochemical, crude, refined product, metal, agricultural, weather and environmental markets.

For more information or to receive free access to EOXLive, visit http://www.otcgh.com/eox or contact EOXLive via email: operations@eoxlive.com, AIM: eoxops or phone: 877-737- 8511.

About EOX Holdings LLC
EOX Holdings LLC (EOX) is registered as an Introducing Broker with the National Futures Association (NFA). EOX delivers unique and comprehensive market data, introducing broker (IB) services and the EOXLive platform. EOXLive provides order and trade management, confirms, reporting and clearing for thousands of trader, hedger and market maker accounts.   EOXLive Active Markets delivers comprehensive on-screen price discovery while keeping the important human element in the trader and broker relationship. Leveraging the liquidity of over 15 brokerage shops across the commodity spectrum, EOXLive customers have transparency and execution capabilities so they can trade like never before. EOX Holdings LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of OTC Global Holdings.

About OTC Global Holdings
Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.   

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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS TO MATCH, DONATE EMPLOYEE COMMISSIONS TO BENEFIT THOSE AFFECTED BY HURRICANE HARVEY

HOUSTON (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) –OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the leading independent commodities interdealer broker, today announced that it will corporately match and donate 100 percent of the voluntary employee commissions earned on Friday, September 8 to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

“We have been a proud member of the Houston community since our inception in 2007, and it is our duty and privilege to serve the community in which we live and work,” said Javier Loya, Founder and Co-CEO, OTCGH. “The teamwork, compassion and generosity that fuel our company every day will be on full display as employees work to aide those who need it the most, following the devastation and widespread flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.”

OTCGH employees across the globe, which includes more than 20 companies, will voluntarily donate the commissions earned on Friday, September 8, and OTCGH will match them dollar-for-dollar, in order to multiply the impact of the donation. OTCGH remained fully operational during Hurricane Harvey thanks to the leadership and effort of its global offices – while the Houston team dealt with flooding and faced with evacuations, colleagues across the U.S. and London stepped in to provide uninterrupted service to its roster of more than 450 institutional clients.

“Unfortunately, OTCGH is no stranger to natural disasters – our company has faced Hurricanes Rita and Katrina, plus Superstorm Sandy and record setting flooding in London in recent years,” said Joe Kelly, Chairman and Co-CEO, OTCGH.  “Together, we look forward to providing much-needed donations to the organizations working diligently to bring Houstonians back into their flood-ravaged homes.”

OTCGH has chosen the following organizations with which to partner and will distribute 100 percent of the donated commissions and their match among:

“This charitable giving is a natural response from the hearts of every employee within our company,” said Loya. “People within our organization housed their coworkers during the storm, which shows you the generosity and compassion that flows through our veins and into the work we do for each other, the community, and our clients.”

For more information about OTCGH visit www.otcgh.com.

About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ ION ENERGY GROUP TO RING NASDAQ CLOSING BELL

NEW YORK (AUGUST 2, 2017) – ION Energy Group, the largest natural gas options broker in the world and a portfolio company within leading independent interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced that it will ring the Closing Bell during the Nasdaq stock market closing ceremony on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

“We are honored to be invited by Nasdaq to ring the Closing Bell, an exciting and time-honored tradition,” said Sid Perkins, Founder and Managing Partner, Ion Energy Group. “ION Energy Group has closely collaborated with Nasdaq since the launch of its Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX) in 2015, executing the first ever natural gas options contract on the Nasdaq Exchange. We are proud to not only be the largest natural gas options broker on the NFX, but in the world.”

OTCGH has been one of Nasdaq’s major supporters for many years, contributing significant market share in natural gas options over-the-counter block trade brokerage on the NFX. The two companies have worked closely together to create a more robust trading platform for all parties.

“We are proud to have ION Energy Group, a trusted partner for trading energy futures, join us on stage for this ceremonial event,” said Rick Beaman, CEO, Nasdaq Futures. “Working with Sid, Rich and their team over the years has helped NFX grow and succeed, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration for many more years to come.”

Representing ION Energy Group at the Closing Bell ceremony will be Sid Perkins along with Rich Bruskoff, Partner; Josh Hochberg, Senior Energy Broker; Shane Treleaven, Senior Energy Broker; Jon Wagner, Senior Energy Broker; Steve Primiano, Broker; and Kyle Cooper, Head of Research.

For more information about OTCGH and ION Energy Group visit www.otcgh.com.

For more information about NFX visit http://business.nasdaq.com/nasdaq-futures/nfx-market.

About ION Energy Group
Founded in 2008 by Sid Perkins and based in New York, London and Houston, ION Energy is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings that offers clients brokering services and expertise in natural gas liquids (NGL), product options and the natural gas and crude markets.

About OTC Global Holdings
Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore. The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives. The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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