PRINCETON, New Jersey, Nov. 13, 2013 / PRNewswire — MIAX Options Exchange (MIAX) announced today that it will list options on Twitter (Ticker: TWTR) as soon as the Twitter stock meets listing criteria. Merrill Lynch has been appointed to serve as the Primary Lead Market Maker (PLMM) for all Twitter options. Contract specifications will be determined and made available prior to trading once The Options Clearing Corporation has approved the trading of Twitter options.
“We are excited to announce the appointment of Merrill Lynch as the PLMM for Twitter following one of the most highly anticipated initial public offerings of 2013,” said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MIAX. “Merrill Lynch has demonstrated a strong commitment to MIAX via its active Market Making activity and we have no doubt that this will continue with Twitter.”
Gene Reilly, Head of Global Market Making at BofA Merrill Lynch said, “We are extremely pleased with MIAX’s decision to make Merrill Lynch the PLMM for all Twitter options. We are committed to providing quality markets in all classes of option contracts where we have been appointed a MIAX Market Maker and look forward to continuing this commitment as the specialist for Twitter on MIAX.”
For further information regarding the MIAX Options Exchange, including fee schedule, news and recent developments, member onboarding, and technology onboarding, including specifications and requirements, please visit www.MIAXOptions.com or contact MIAX Trading Operations at TradingOperations@MIAXOptions.com.
Corporate Communications Contact: Dominique Prunetti-Miller
About MIAX and MIH
MIAX, which commenced operations on December 7, 2012, is a fully electronic options trading exchange approved by the SEC as a national securities exchange on December 3, 2012. MIAX has assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges. Its trading platform has been developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options now lists and trades options on the majority of the top 600 multiply listed classes. The MIAX Options Exchange’s unparalleled system throughput is in excess of 24 million quotes per second. The average latency for a single quote on MIAX is 27.6 microseconds for a full round trip. At the 99th percentile, the latency on MIAX is 39.7 microseconds. At the 99.9th percentile, the latency on MIAX is 56.4 microseconds. The MIAX executive offices and technology development center as well as the National Operations Center for the MIAX Options Exchange are located in Princeton, New Jersey.
MIAX and Miami International Technologies, LLC (MIAX Technologies) are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH). MIAX Technologies is the Company’s technology subsidiary for the sale and/or license of the MIAX trading technology. MIAX intends to launch the MIAX Equities Exchange and plans to pursue Latin American equity listings. The launch of the MIAX Equities Exchange is subject to SEC approval. The MIAX Futures Exchange is also planned as a follow-on initiative. The launch of the MIAX Futures Exchange is subject to CFTC approval.
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