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ICE Benchmark Administration to Administer the LBMA Gold Price from 20 March 2015

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Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) , the leading global network of exchanges and clearing houses, announced today that ICE Benchmark Administration (IBA) expects to launch the new LBMA Gold Price, which replaces the long established London Gold Fix, on 20 March 2015.

Finbarr Hutcheson, President, ICE Benchmark Administration said: “Under the administration of IBA, the new LBMA Gold Price will benefit from increased transparency, and the robustness of the data used to calculate the benchmark will give a better representation of the market price. We would like to thank the London Bullion Market Association and the precious metals industry for their work and support in the transition of this globally important benchmark.”

As the administrator of the LBMA Gold Price, IBA will operate a physically settled, electronic and tradeable auction. The price formation will be in dollars and participants will have the ability to settle orders in three currencies: USD, EUR and GBP. Within the process, aggregated gold bids and offers will be updated in real-time with the imbalance calculated and the price updated every 30 seconds and prices will continue to be set at 10:30 and 15:00 (London time). IBA will use ICE’s widely distributed trading platform, WebICE, as the technology which will allow direct participants, as well as sponsored clients, to manage their orders in the auction in real time via their desktops.

About Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. The New York Stock Exchange is the world leader in capital raising and equities trading.

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About ICE Benchmark Administration Limited

ICE Benchmark Administration Limited (IBA) is a UK company based in London. It was established for the sole purpose of administering benchmarks and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange group (ICE). The Wheatley Review concluded that there should be statutory regulation around LIBOR. Both administering LIBOR and making submissions to LIBOR became regulated activities from April 2013. LIBOR is the first benchmark to be regulated. As the new administrator for LIBOR, IBA became authorised and regulated by the FCA in February 2014. In August 2014 IBA became administrator for ISDAFIX, the leading global benchmark for interest rate swaps.

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SOURCE: Intercontinental Exchange


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