PUT Awards

Cboe S&P 500 PutWrite Index (PUT) Wins 2007 Award for Most Innovative Benchmark Index

The Cboe S&P 500 PutWrite Index (PUT) won the annual award for the Most Innovative Benchmark Index at the Twelfth Annual Super Bowl of Indexing Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona on December 3, 2007. The 2007 award for the PUT Index was one of only three product awards granted as part of the William F. Sharpe Indexing Achievement Awards.

Press Release (Dec. 4, 2007)

Four Pictures

PUT awardThe 2007 Award Plaque

PUT award(L-R) Keith Styrcula, Chairman of the Structured Products Association; Larry Olsen, VP of Standard & Poor's; Matt Moran, VP at Cboe, and Jason Ungar, Director, Ansbacher Investment Management.

PUT awardBill Speth and Matt Moran of Cboe hold the plaque.

PUT awardRepresentatives of Standard & Poor's at the Super Bowl of Indexing Conference.

"During this decade, Cboe has pioneered the development of options-related benchmarks such as the Cboe PutWrite and BuyWrite indexes, and has worked vigorously to promote and develop these emerging new asset classes. We are gratified that the hard work and investment in innovation made by Cboe is recognized and held in such high regard by our peers. We thank Standard & Poor's for their partnership and continued support,"

-- William J. Brodsky, Cboe Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

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