ICE Announces April 12 Opening of NYC Trading Center

New York - 9 April 2007

State-of-the-art Facility Offers Professional Traders Access to Global Electronic Markets

IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), the leading electronic energy marketplace and soft commodity exchange, announced that its new state-of-the-art ICE Trading Center at 2 World Financial Center in lower Manhattan will open this Thursday, April 12. The center is adjacent to the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT), ICE’s U.S.-based futures and options exchange.

The new ICE Trading Center is located at the mezzanine level in the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center. This electronic trading center will serve qualified professional traders and provide access to ICE’s electronic markets across energy, soft commodities, and soon, foreign exchange and index products. In addition, access to other derivatives and securities markets will be available so
that traders can view and trade a broad range of markets. Available front-ends include WebICE, Trading Technologies (TT) and CQG, with others available on request. The center will also host electronic trading training courses.

“We saw a unique opportunity to leverage our location in lower Manhattan and our technology to address the demand for participation in ICE’s growing electronic derivatives marketplace,” said ICE’s Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey C. Sprecher. “Our venue offers new and existing customers the opportunity to participate in the continued growth of ICE and NYBOT global markets, as well as to
access other derivatives and securities markets from a high quality trading environment.”

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