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Cboe Europe Equities: Changes to Symbol Reference File, effective Friday 28th September 2018

August 20, 2018 16:00:58

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) will be introducing some changes to the Symbol Reference Data CSV file as outlined below, effective Friday 28th September 2018:

Symbol Reference Data CSV
In summary, the following changes will be made to the file:

* capped column - A value of 1 will indicate "Capped voluntarily by Cboe for Dark Book trading only (Negotiated Trades are still accepted)". The value of 3 will be removed as it is no longer required.

* venue_cap_percentage column - All values in this column will be removed (blank).

* regulated_entity column - Addition of new column to denote the Cboe regulated entity (UK or EU) upon which the instrument is traded.

The changes above will be effective for the BXE, CXE, TRF, LIS and SIS symbol reference data files, upon the PRODUCTION effective date indicated above.

Testing
These changes, including detailed descriptions of each column have been reflected in the updated Reference Data Specification, and will be made available in the CERTIFICATION (UAT) environments for testing from Monday 27th August 2018. The same changes will take effect in the PRODUCTION environments at the start of day on Friday 28th September 2018.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/.
Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T. +44 207 012 8901

UPDATE: Cboe Europe Equities: Participant Portal Enhancement effective Fri 4th May 2018

April 27, 2018 11:37:28

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

Please be advised that the Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) Participant portal home page has undergone an enhancement. The new functionality can be tested effective immediately through the Certification Participant portal - https://certification.bats.com/account/login/.

Summary of changes:

The Cboe Participant portal re-design is primarily a cosmetic enhancement to the portal's account home page as well as bringing the portal in line with our public website. It also allows for additional new member tools to be released in the future.

The Cboe Exchange Tools section introduces functionality where each Cboe exchange platform is grouped by tool. The user will hover their cursor over the tool to reveal each exchange platform they are permissioned to view. Permissions are currently managed by Cboe and can be applied at tool and exchange platform granularity.

Participant and exchange tool functionality are unaffected by these improvements and their URLs remain unchanged, therefore any existing bookmarks will continue to work as normal.

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Production:

The outlined Cboe Participant portal account home page enhancement will be released into Production effective Friday, 4th May 2018.

Documentation

A summary of the enhancement is available online at http://cdn.batstrading.com/resources/participant_resources/Cboe_Europe_Equities_Participant_Portal_Enhancement.pdf.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe Europe Equities notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T. +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Equities is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Cboe Europe Equities: Participant Portal Enhancement

April 20, 2018 13:37:43

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

Please be advised that the Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) Participant portal home page has undergone an enhancement. The new functionality can be tested effective Monday, 23rd April 2018 through the Certification Participant portal - https://certification.bats.com/account/login/.

Summary of changes:

The Cboe Participant portal re-design is primarily a cosmetic enhancement to the portal's account home page as well as bringing the portal in line with our public website. It also allows for additional new member tools to be released in the future.

The Cboe Exchange Tools section introduces functionality where each Cboe exchange platform is grouped by tool. The user will hover their cursor over the tool to reveal each exchange platform they are permissioned to view. Permissions are currently managed by Cboe and can be applied at tool and exchange platform granularity.

Participant and exchange tool functionality are unaffected by these improvements and their URLs remain unchanged, therefore any existing bookmarks will continue to work as normal.

Production:

The outlined Cboe Participant portal account home page enhancement will be released into Production effective Monday, 7th May 2018. The Certification release is effective Monday, 23rd April 2018.

Documentation

A summary of the enhancement is available online at http://cdn.batstrading.com/resources/participant_resources/Cboe_Europe_Equities_Participant_Portal_Enhancement.pdf.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe Europe Equities notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk

Cboe Europe Equities

11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF

T. +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Equities is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Cboe Europe Equities: SI Services - Quote Entry port end of day maintenance, effective Wed 11th April 2018

April 10, 2018 14:45:43

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants
This notice applies to FIX and BOE quote entry port connectivity for the PRODUCTION Off-Exchange Systematic Internaliser (SI) Services environment only.

Between 17:30 - 18:30 UK time on Wednesday 11th April 2018, Cboe Europe will carry out maintenance activities after business activity has ceased but prior to session end. As a result you may notice quote entry session disconnects during this period. Connectivity will then be restored to its normal state and the environment will be available for application level connectivity the following morning at the usual start up time.

All current and historical Cboe Europe Equities notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/trf_release_notes/.

Please contact the Trade Desk if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe: Annual Disaster Recovery Test - Saturday 14th April 2018

April 09, 2018 09:14:31

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Annual Disaster Recovery test - Saturday 14th April 2018

MiFID II and its supporting level 2 regulations place extensive testing obligations on venues and their participants. Cboe Europe (Cboe) is obliged to not only test its own systems, but also to ensure that its Participants test their systems. Accordingly all Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the annual disaster recovery (DR) testing. Firms that do not participate may be required to provide additional evidence of appropriate levels of testing.

Cboe will be conducting its annual DR test for the Production BXE, CXE, TRF and SIS environments on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The purpose of this testing day is for Cboe to simulate various DR failover scenarios, including a test of market failover from its primary data centre at Equinix Slough (LD4) to its secondary data centre at Equinix Park Royal (LD3). Participant attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended as this exercise affords Participants the ability to observe how their trading, quoting, trade reporting and market data applications would function in the event of a DR event at Cboe.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in the DR test must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time on Thursday 12th April. No new port requests will be processed on Friday 13th April.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the morning of Saturday 14th April, as all data from that day will be discarded as test data.
* Disaster Recovery Test Schedule of Activities

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: NOCEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: TradeDeskEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8901

Conference Bridge

* There will be an one-way conference bridge open from 07:30 to 13:15 UK used by Cboe staff to disseminate regular progress updates throughout the day.

o UK Call-in Number: +44 207 897 0111

o Participant Passcode: 1917347665#

Documentation

* Disaster Recovery Guide

* Disaster Recovery Testing Guide

Testing

* Cboe will be conducting a weekly data centre failover test from the CXE Certification environment in LD4 to its backup in LD3, after 10:00 UK time each Wednesday up to and including Wednesday 11th April. Participants can view their Certification CXE DR (LD3) connectivity details in the Logical Ports dashboard within the Participant Portal. For access to this utility please contact the Trade Desk.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe: Annual Disaster Recovery Test - Saturday 14th April 2018

March 29, 2018 12:03:13

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Annual Disaster Recovery test - Saturday 14th April 2018

MiFID II and its supporting level 2 regulations place extensive testing obligations on venues and their participants. Cboe Europe (Cboe) is obliged to not only test its own systems, but also to ensure that its Participants test their systems. Accordingly all Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the annual disaster recovery (DR) testing. Firms that do not participate may be required to provide additional evidence of appropriate levels of testing.

Cboe will be conducting its annual DR test for the Production BXE, CXE, TRF and SIS environments on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The purpose of this testing day is for Cboe to simulate various DR failover scenarios, including a test of market failover from its primary data centre at Equinix Slough (LD4) to its secondary data centre at Equinix Park Royal (LD3). Participant attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended as this exercise affords Participants the ability to observe how their trading, quoting, trade reporting and market data applications would function in the event of a DR event at Cboe.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in the DR test must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time on Thursday 12th April. No new port requests will be processed on Friday 13th April.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the morning of Saturday 14th April, as all data from that day will be discarded as test data.
* Disaster Recovery Test Schedule of Activities - attached

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: NOCEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: TradeDeskEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8901

Conference Bridge

* There will be an one-way conference bridge open from 07:30 to 13:15 UK used by Cboe staff to disseminate regular progress updates throughout the day.

* Details of the conference bridge will be sent out closer to the DR test date.

Documentation

* Disaster Recovery Guide

* Disaster Recovery Testing Guide

Testing

* Cboe will be conducting a weekly data centre failover test from the CXE Certification environment in LD4 to its backup in LD3, after 10:00 UK time each Wednesday up to and including Wednesday 11th April. Participants can view their Certification CXE DR (LD3) connectivity details in the Logical Ports dashboard within the Participant Portal. For access to this utility please contact the Trade Desk.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

UPDATE: Cboe Europe: Annual Disaster Recovery Test - Saturday 14th April 2018

March 20, 2018 11:01:58

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

** Further to the previous announcements below, Cboe Europe (Cboe) will be conducting a weekly data centre failover test from the CXE Certification environment in LD4 to its backup in LD3, after 10:00 UK time each Wednesday up to and including Wednesday 11th April. Participants can view their Certification CXE DR (LD3) connectivity details in the Logical Ports dashboard within the Participant Portal. For access to this utility please contact the Trade Desk.

Annual Disaster Recovery test - Saturday 14th April 2018

MiFID II and its supporting level 2 regulations place extensive testing obligations on venues and their participants. Cboe is obliged to not only test its own systems, but also to ensure that its Participants test their systems. Accordingly all Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the annual disaster recovery (DR) testing. Firms that do not participate may be required to provide additional evidence of appropriate levels of testing.

Cboe will be conducting its annual DR test for the Production BXE, CXE, TRF and SIS environments on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The purpose of this testing day is for Cboe to simulate various DR failover scenarios, including a test of market failover from its primary data centre at Equinix Slough (LD4) to its secondary data centre at Equinix Park Royal (LD3). Participant attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended as this exercise affords Participants the ability to observe how their trading, quoting, trade reporting and market data applications would function in the event of a DR event at Cboe.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in the DR test must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time on Thursday 12th April. No new port requests will be processed on Friday 13th April.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the morning of Saturday 14th April, as all data from that day will be discarded as test data.
* Disaster Recovery Test Schedule of Activities - attached

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: NOCEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: TradeDeskEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8901

Conference Bridge

* There will be an one-way conference bridge open from 07:30 to 13:15 UK used by Cboe staff to disseminate regular progress updates throughout the day.

* Details of the conference bridge will be sent out closer to the DR test date.

Documentation

* Disaster Recovery Guide

* Disaster Recovery Testing Guide

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe: BXTR TRF - Upcoming Changes to Deferral Processing for Unknown Symbols, effective Fri 23rd Mar 2018

March 16, 2018 15:10:25

Dear Cboe Europe Participants

Please be advised that effective Friday 23rd March, 2018 there will be behavioural changes to the Cboe APA service related to processing of deferred trade reports in unknown symbols. A symbol is classified as unknown if it is not present within the Cboe TRF symbol universe. Please note that all On-Exchange trade reporting behaviour in BXE and CXE remains unaffected.

Currently, submission of a trade capture report in an unknown symbol with requested deferred publication either, results in a rejection, or, no deferral being applied (depending on the configuration applied). Effective Friday 23rd March 2018, the same request will result in the trade report being accepted and eligible for deferral as long as the ISIN is within the ESMA register. If the ISIN is not within the ESMA register, then the trade report will still be accepted however the deferral request will be ignored resulting in the trade being published immediately on TRF market data feeds. For more details on the functionality being introduced and other clarifications and updates to deferral behaviour, please review the updated Service Description.

Testing
These changes will be available for testing in TRF Certification environment effective Monday 26th February, 2018.

Documentation
APA Service Description
TRF FIX Specification
TRF BOE Specification

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe Europe APA notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/trf_release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T. +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Equities is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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March 16, 2018 13:30:11

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants
Summary
Effective Friday, 23rd March 2018, all Off-Exchange Systematic Internaliser (SI) Regulatory quote entry ports will be limited to a maximum rate of 5000 SI quote messages/sec per port. Any submission of quotes exceeding this rate will be rejected. If a more restrictive setting is required this can be set using the Participant risk Port Controls available through the Cboe Europe Member Web portal.

Testing
This change will be available for testing in the SIS CERTIFICATION environment effective Monday 19th March 2018. The same change will take effect in the SIS PRODUCTION environment on Friday, 23rd March 2018.

All current and historical Cboe Europe Equities notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/trf_release_notes/.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe: Annual Disaster Recovery Test - Saturday 14th April 2018

March 15, 2018 10:07:50

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Annual Disaster Recovery test - Saturday 14th April 2018

MiFID II and its supporting level 2 regulations place extensive testing obligations on venues and their participants. Cboe Europe (Cboe) is obliged to not only test its own systems, but also to ensure that its Participants test their systems. Accordingly all Participants are strongly encouraged to participate in the annual disaster recovery testing. Firms that do not participate may be required to provide additional evidence of appropriate levels of testing.

Cboe will be conducting its annual disaster recovery (DR) test for the Production BXE, CXE, TRF and SIS environments on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The purpose of this testing day is for Cboe to simulate various DR failover scenarios, including a test of market failover from its primary data centre at Equinix Slough (LD4) to its secondary data centre at Equinix Park Royal (LD3). Participant attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended as this exercise affords Participants the ability to observe how their trading, quoting, trade reporting and market data applications would function in the event of a DR event at Cboe.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in the DR test must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time on Thursday 12th April. No new port requests will be processed on Friday 13th April.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the morning of Saturday 14th April, as all data from that day will be discarded as test data.
* Disaster Recovery Test Schedule of Activities - attached

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: NOCEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: TradeDeskEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8901

Conference Bridge

* There will be an one-way conference bridge open from 07:30 to 13:15 UK used by Cboe staff to disseminate regular progress updates throughout the day.

* Details of the conference bridge will be sent out closer to the DR test date.

Documentation

* Disaster Recovery Guide

* Disaster Recovery Testing Guide

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe: Annual Disaster Recovery Test - Saturday 14th April 2018

March 12, 2018 08:07:26

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Annual Disaster Recovery test - Saturday 14th April 2018

Cboe Europe (Cboe) will be conducting its annual disaster recovery (DR) test for the Production BXE, CXE, TRF and SIS environments on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The purpose of this testing day is for Cboe to simulate various DR failover scenarios, including a test of market failover from its primary data centre at Equinix Slough (LD4) to its secondary data centre at Equinix Park Royal (LD3). Participant attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended as this exercise affords Participants the ability to observe how their trading, quoting, trade reporting and market data applications would function in the event of a DR event at Cboe.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in the DR test must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time on Thursday 12th April. No new port requests will be processed on Friday 13th April.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the morning of Saturday 14th April, as all data from that day will be discarded as test data.
* Disaster Recovery Test Schedule of Activities - attached

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: NOCEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: TradeDeskEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8901

Conference Bridge

* There will be an one-way conference bridge open from 07:30 to 13:15 UK used by Cboe staff to disseminate regular progress updates throughout the day.

* Details of the conference bridge will be sent out closer to the DR test date.

Documentation

* Disaster Recovery Guide

* Disaster Recovery Testing Guide

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

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March 09, 2018 15:00:37

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants
Summary
Effective Friday, 23rd March 2018, all Off-Exchange Systematic Internaliser (SI) Regulatory quote entry ports will be limited to a maximum rate of 5000 SI quote messages/sec per port. Any submission of quotes exceeding this rate will be rejected. If a more restrictive setting is required this can be set using the Participant risk Port Controls available through the Cboe Europe Member Web portal.

Testing
This change will be available for testing in the SIS CERTIFICATION environment effective Monday 19th March 2018. The same change will take effect in the SIS PRODUCTION environment on Friday, 23rd March 2018.

All current and historical Cboe Europe Equities notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/trf_release_notes/.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe: Annual Disaster Recovery Test - Saturday 14th April 2018

February 26, 2018 12:15:35

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Annual Disaster Recovery test - Saturday 14th April 2018

Cboe Europe (Cboe) will be conducting its annual disaster recovery (DR) test for the Production BXE, CXE, TRF and SIS environments on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The purpose of this testing day is for Cboe to simulate various DR failover scenarios, including a test of market failover from its primary data centre at Equinix Slough (LD4) to its secondary data centre at Equinix Park Royal (LD3). Participant attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended as this exercise affords Participants the ability to observe how their trading, quoting, trade reporting and market data applications would function in the event of a DR event at Cboe.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in the DR test must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time on Thursday 12th April. No new port requests will be processed on Friday 13th April.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the morning of Saturday 14th April, as all data from that day will be discarded as test data.
* Disaster Recovery Test Schedule of Activities - attached

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: NOCEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: TradeDeskEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8901

Conference Bridge

* There will be an one-way conference bridge open from 07:30 to 13:15 UK used by Cboe staff to disseminate regular progress updates throughout the day.

* Details of the conference bridge will be sent out closer to the DR test date.

Documentation

* Disaster Recovery Guide

* Disaster Recovery Testing Guide

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe: BXTR TRF - Upcoming Changes to Deferral Processing for Unknown Symbols, effective Fri 23rd Mar 2018

February 23, 2018 12:35:46

Dear Cboe Europe Participants

Please be advised that effective Friday 23rd March, 2018 there will be behavioural changes to the Cboe APA service related to processing of deferred trade reports in unknown symbols. A symbol is classified as unknown if it is not present within the Cboe TRF symbol universe. Please note that all On-Exchange trade reporting behaviour in BXE and CXE remains unaffected.

Currently, submission of a trade capture report in an unknown symbol with requested deferred publication either, results in a rejection, or, no deferral being applied (depending on the configuration applied). Effective Friday 23rd March 2018, the same request will result in the trade report being accepted and eligible for deferral as long as the ISIN is within the ESMA register. If the ISIN is not within the ESMA register, then the trade report will still be accepted however the deferral request will be ignored resulting in the trade being published immediately on TRF market data feeds. For more details on the functionality being introduced and other clarifications and updates to deferral behaviour, please review the updated Service Description.

Testing
These changes will be available for testing in TRF Certification environment effective Monday 26th February, 2018.

Documentation
APA Service Description
TRF FIX Specification
TRF BOE Specification

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe Europe APA notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/trf_release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T. +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Equities is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Cboe Europe: Annual Disaster Recovery Test - Saturday 14th April 2018

January 26, 2018 14:33:26

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Annual Disaster Recovery test - Saturday 14th April 2018

Cboe Europe (Cboe) will be conducting its annual disaster recovery (DR) test for the Production BXE, CXE, TRF and SIS environments on Saturday 14th April 2018.
The purpose of this testing day is for Cboe to simulate various DR failover scenarios, including a test of market failover from its primary data centre at Equinix Slough (LD4) to its secondary data centre at Equinix Park Royal (LD3). Participant attendance is not mandatory but is strongly recommended as this exercise affords Participants the ability to observe how their trading, quoting, trade reporting and market data applications would function in the event of a DR event at Cboe.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in the DR test must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time on Thursday 12th April. No new port requests will be processed on Friday 13th April.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the morning of Saturday 14th April, as all data from that day will be discarded as test data.
* Disaster Recovery Test Schedule of Activities - attached

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: NOCEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: TradeDeskEurope@cboe.com +44 20 7012 8901

Conference Bridge

* There will be an one-way conference bridge open from 07:30 to 13:15 UK used by Cboe staff to disseminate regular progress updates throughout the day.

* Details of the conference bridge will be sent out closer to the DR test date.

Documentation

* Disaster Recovery Guide

* Disaster Recovery Testing Guide

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: TradeDeskEU@cboe.com | cboe.com >