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APRIL 26, 2003

CBOE marks its 30th anniversary and the launch of listed options. To commemorate the occasion, Mayor Richard M. Daley visited the Exchange on April 22, 2003 and rang the opening bell during a special ceremony.

F E B R UA RY 2 7 , 2 0 0 3

The CBOE Hybrid Trading System (HyTS) Terminal, a universal access, multifunctional, trading solution workstation, is introduced.

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APRIL 30, 2003

For the third consecutive month, CBOE has the largest total volume of all U.S. options exchanges in options on QQQ.

The end of April marks one consecutive year in which index options’ total monthly volume exceeds the previous year’s levels.



JAN 2003




J A N UA RY 2 , 2 0 0 3

Thirty Chicago high school students spend a week at CBOE as part of the annual Diversity Representation, Education and Mentoring (DREAM) program. The DREAM program, now in its fifth year, is an ongoing effort at CBOE to expose minority youth to the financial industry.

MARCH 11, 2003

M AY 2 , 2 0 0 3

The 20th anniversary of index options trading at CBOE is celebrated. Standard & Poor’s® executives rang the opening bell in recognition of the milestone.

Myron Scholes, 1997 Nobel Laureate in Economics for develop- ment of the Black-Scholes options pricing model, tours the CBOE trading floor and is honored at a 30th anniversary luncheon.

J A N UA RY 3 1 , 2 0 0 3

CBOE, along with the other U.S. options exchanges, participates in the launch of an intermarket linkage system.

MARCH 21, 2003

CBOE experiences one of the busiest trading days in its history as 2,003,524 contracts trade.

MARCH 27, 2003

JUNE 9, 2003

CBOE activates application with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to become a registered futures exchange.

CBOE S&P 500® BuyWrite Index (BXMSM) is licensed to Rampart Investment Management, Inc. for a new investment vehicle to be based on the BXM.

JUNE 12, 2003

CBOE launches its new hybrid trading system, CBOEdirect HyTS.


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