IKON GM becomes a member of Options Clearing Corporation, its EVP joins the NASDAQ OMX board

IKON Global Markets, Inc. (www.ikongm.com) is pleased to announce its membership to the Options Clearing Corporation (www.optionsclearing.com). IKON looks forward

IKON Global Markets, Inc. (www.ikongm.com) is pleased to announce its membership to the Options Clearing Corporation (www.optionsclearing.com). IKON looks forward to the opportunities that membership to such a prestigious and selective organization presents to its business operations going forward. IKON Senior Management and Board of Directors believe “The world class clearing operations at the OCC are the standard bearer in the futures industry. We are excited about our membership and anticipate that it will become a key component to the innovative products that IKON will continue to bring to the marketplace.”

IKON Global Markets, Inc. (www.ikongm.com) is pleased to announce its representation to the Board of Directors for the NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange through the election of Christopher Pilkerton (http://ir.nasdaq.com/directors-NFX.cfm). Mr. Pilkerton serves as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of IKON. Prior to joining IKON, Mr. Pilkerton was a law partner in a Washington, D.C. based firm. He has also served as an Assistant District Attorney in Manhattan and as Senior Counsel to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition to his role at IKON, he is the Assistant Director of the Law and Public Policy Program at Catholic University Law School in Washington, D.C. and was recently selected as a Fulbright Program Specialist by the U.S. State Department.

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IKON is a futures commission merchant registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. IKON offers foreign exchange, futures and options on futures to its client base.

About the Options Clearing Corporation:

OCC is the world’s largest derivatives clearing organization that delivers risk management, clearance and settlement services, and provides value-added solutions that support and grow the markets served. It was the first clearing house to receive a AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s Corporation.

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