Cboe, CBSX, & CFE Press Releases



CHICAGO, December 12, 2007 - The Board of Directors of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today announced that Bradley G. Griffith will serve a second consecutive one-year term as the Vice Chairman of the Chicago Board Options Exchange for 2008. Mr. Griffith served a one-year term as Vice Chairman in 2007.The new term as Vice Chairman will begin on January 1, 2008.

"We are very pleased that Brad will be serving a second term as CBOE's Member Vice Chairman. Brad has extensive industry experience and has played a leadership role in CBOE membership committees for many years. His second term will provide valuable continuity to our leadership team. I look forward to working closely with him again in the coming year," said CBOE Chairman and CEO William J. Brodsky.

Mr. Griffith has been a CBOE member since 1980.He is the managing member of Specialists DPM, LLC, a market making firm at the CBOE. He is also a principal in Edge Capture, LLC, a proprietary software provider. In 2007, he served on the CBOE Board of Directors and chaired the Floor Directors and Financial Planning Committees. He also served on the Compensation, Executive, and Floor Officials Committees. Mr. Griffith is a graduate of Indiana University.

Mr. Griffith was declared Vice Chairman by the CBOE Board of Directors. He is the seventeenth Vice Chairman in the thirty-four year history of the Exchange. The Vice Chairman at CBOE is the highest membership representative position at the Exchange and carries a one-year term with a maximum of three consecutive terms served.

CBOE, the largest options exchange in the U.S. and creator of listed options, is regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). For additional information about the CBOE and its products, access the CBOE website at: www.cboe.com.

Debbie Baratz
(312) 786-7123

Gary Compton
(312) 786-7612

This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

In connection with the proposed restructuring transaction, CBOE Holdings, Inc. ("CBOE Holdings") has filed certain relevant materials with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including a registration statement on Form S-4. Members are encouraged to read the registration statement, including the proxy statement/prospectus that are a part of the registration statement, because it contains important information about the proposed transaction. Members are able to obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus, as well as the other filings containing information about CBOE Holdings and the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated ("CBOE"), without charge, at the SEC's Web site, www.sec.gov, and the companies' website, www.cboe.com. In addition, CBOE members may obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by CBOE Holdings or the CBOE from CBOE Holdings by directing a request to the Office of the Secretary, CBOE Holdings, Inc., 400 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60605.

CBOE Holdings, the CBOE and their respective directors, executive officers and other employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of CBOE Holdings and of the CBOE is available in the prospectus/proxy statement.

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