Intercontinental Exchange

Message From Our Chairman & CEO

Dear Fellow Stakeholder,

In 1997, a small group of us set out to address a need in the markets with the hope of bringing transparency to over-the-counter electric power trading. Twenty years later – with the dedicated efforts of our employees, our shareholders and the support of our customers – we are delivering technology, information and expertise that is transforming global markets.

While many things have changed over the years, what drives us has not. We began with a need that our customers had, which reinforced our vision for transforming energy markets through technology, creating an electronic marketplace that eliminated barriers and drove transparency.

And by staying close to our customers, we identified more ways to help markets evolve and expanded into new asset classes. From commodities to interest rates and from equities to bonds, we are now relied upon to establish more prices than any other market operator in the world. Because our markets at their core are vast collections of data, we organize and harness that information for the benefit of our customers.

As we continue to innovate and grow based on our customers’ evolving needs, our commitment to corporate responsibility remains steadfast. By identifying the unique role we can play as corporate citizens and leveraging our community of the best companies in the world, we strive every day to make the world a better place. While these efforts take form in many ways, we generally view them through the following framework:

  • Our people, who are our greatest asset, make what we do possible. Our ability to attract top talent and continue developing their skill sets is critical.
  • The communities where we live and work are a top priority. We give back through a number of channels that include financial and sweat equity.
  • Good governance is the bedrock of capital markets and as a publicly-traded company and the owner of the New York Stock Exchange we recognize its importance and consider ourselves stewards in promoting it throughout markets.
  • We leverage a network of the world’s greatest companies that we interact with through our markets to learn from each other and foster innovation.
  • From basic efforts to recycle, to operating the leading environmental markets in the world, we are committed to protecting the sustainability of our environment.

This report summarizes some of those efforts, but it is of course an ongoing conversation that includes new opportunities every day. We look forward to continuing these discussions.

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My best,

Jeffrey C. Sprecher
Chairman and CEO, Intercontinental Exchange
Chairman, New York Stock Exchange