March 7, 2022

MIAX and Bermuda Stock Exchange Announce Participation in World Federation of Exchanges’ Ring the Bell for Gender Equality 2022 Ceremony

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Princeton, N.J. and Hamilton, Bermuda — March 7, 2022 — Miami International Holdings (MIH), the parent holding company of MIAX® and Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX™), announced today that the two exchanges are participating in the World Federation of Exchanges Ring the Bell for Gender Equality ceremony on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The campaign serves as a global initiative by exchanges around the world to foster greater gender equality and highlight the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace.

MIAX will host its ceremony in its MIH corporate headquarters in Princeton, N.J. on March 8 at 9:30 a.m. EST. BSX will host its bell ringing ceremony in Hamilton, Bermuda on March 8 at 9:00 a.m., Atlantic Standard Time (8:00 a.m. EST).

“Our participation in this ceremony is an important demonstration to our employees, our partners, our clients and our peers that gender equality is something we will continue to advance and foster as a company across all our exchanges,” said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of MIAX. “We are committed to expanding opportunities to empower women to not only have a voice but be equal players in decision-making.”

“As a woman who has dedicated much of her career to working in the financial sector, having MIAX participate in this important ceremony is a proud moment for not only myself, but the company and the industry as a whole,” added Barbara J. Comly, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. “Our participation in this ceremony reinforces our commitment to advancing gender equality at MIAX.”

Hosted for the eighth consecutive year, Ring the Bell for Gender Equality is a partnership between UN Women, UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, International Finance Corporation (IFC), and World Federation of Exchanges. The UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is “Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow.” The theme recognizes the contribution of women around the world who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.

The events bring together businesses working for gender equality and will promote the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as a means towards increased women’s participation in the economy and its importance for inclusive growth. The WEPs is a set of seven principles offering practical guidance to businesses on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

See the full list of global “Ring the Bell” events here.

Learn more about this year’s International Women’s Day 2022 theme here.

About MIAX
MIAX’s parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc., owns Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl®), MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald®), the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX), and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX)

MIAX, MIAX Pearl and MIAX Emerald are national securities exchanges registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that leverage MIAX’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide U.S. listed options trading to their member firms. MIAX serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY). In addition to options, MIAX Pearl facilitates the trading of cash equities through MIAX Pearl Equities™.

MGEX is a registered exchange with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a Notice Registered Securities Futures Product Exchange with the SEC. MGEX serves as the exclusive market for a variety of products, including Hard Red Spring Wheat and SPIKES Futures. In addition, MGEX is a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) under the CFTC, providing DCM, DCO and cash market services in an array of asset classes.

The BSX is a leading electronic international securities market regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) specializing in the listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants and insurance linked securities. A full member of the World Federation of Exchanges and affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the BSX is globally recognized, including by the SEC.

MIAX’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL, Minneapolis, MN, and Hamilton, Bermuda.

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