Schedule Update

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be closed on Monday, January 2, 2012 in observance of the New Years Day holiday. Click the title for more information

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be closed on Monday, December 26, 2011 in observance of the Christmas holiday. Normal trading will resume Tuesday, December 27, 2011.

On Friday, December 9, 2011 BATS BZX Exchange will conduct an IPO Auction in test symbol ZBZX in our BZX Production environment. ZBZX will begin quoting at 10:30 a.m. ET, and the IPO Auction will be scheduled to occur at approximately 10:45 a.m. ET. BATS will then halt trading in ZBZX at 11:30 a.m. ET to perform a five minute Halt Auction. ZBZX will then trade normally for the remainder of the day with a Closing Auction scheduled to be performed at 4 p.m. ET. Test symbol ZTEST will hold a standard open and closing auction on these dates as well. We encourage all Members to participate in this voluntary Industry-wide test to ensure readiness for the first BATS Listed security as well as to leverage the opportunity to interact with other market participants in a BATS auction. Please click on the title for complete details.

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On Friday, December 2, 2011 and Friday, December 9, 2011 BATS BZX Exchange will conduct an IPO Auction in test symbol ZBZX in our BZX Production environment. Test symbol ZTEST will hold a standard open and closing auction on these dates as well. We encourage all Members to participate in this voluntary Industry-wide test to ensure readiness for the first BATS Listed security as well as to leverage the opportunity to interact with other market participants in a BATS auction. For full test details, please click on the title.

BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will operate out of the primary datacenter and will close their regular trading sessions at 1PM ET on Friday, November 25, 2011. Click the title for more information

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2011 in observance of Thanksgiving. BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will close their regular trading sessions at 1PM ET on Friday, November 25, 2011. The extended trading session for BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange on Friday the 25th will end at 2PM ET. There will be no extended trading session for BATS Options on the 25th. All 3 markets will operate out of the primary datacenter. Click on the title for complete details.

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be participating in the SIFMA Annual Disaster Recovery test which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 8:00AM 1:00PM ET. Additionally, the BZX Exchange will not be operating out of the secondary site (Nutley, NJ) on the day after Thanksgiving as it has in the past. For further details, please click on the title.

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be participating in the SIFMA Annual Disaster Recovery test which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 8:00AM 1:00PM ET. Additionally, the BZX Exchange will not be operating out of the secondary site (Nutley, NJ) on the day after Thanksgiving as it has in the past. For further details, please click on the title.

In remembrance of September 11th victims and their families, BATS U.S. markets will join other market participants in observing a moment of silence on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 10:29 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET. As trading will not be halted during this time, Members should use their best judgment in regards to trading during the moment of silence.

In remembrance of September 11th victims and their families, BATS U.S. markets will join other market participants in observing a moment of silence on Friday, September 9, 2011 from 10:29 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET. As trading will not be halted during this time, Members should use their best judgment in regards to trading during the moment of silence.

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be participating in the SIFMA Annual Disaster Recovery test which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 8:00AM 1:00PM ET. For more information, please click on the title.

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2011 in observance of Labor Day. Normal trading will resume Tuesday, September 6, 2011.

Please be advised that BATS has extended the launch of BATS Listings to December 2, 2011 (pending SEC approval) from the previously announced date of September 1, 2011. This extension will provide firms more time to develop their systems and test with BATS prior to a production launch. For more information, please click on the title.

Effective Monday, August 1st, 2011, BATS will cease offering depth of book market data via the TCP FAST PITCH protocol. Click the title for more information

REMINDER: Effective Monday, August 1st, 2011, BATS will cease offering depth of book market data via the TCP FAST PITCH protocol. Click the title for additional information

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011 in observance of Independence Day. Normal trading will resume Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Click the title for more information.

Effective Monday, August 1st, 2011, BATS will cease offering depth of book market data via the TCP FAST PITCH protocol. Members actively using FAST PITCH must complete migrations to either Multicast PITCH or TCP PITCH by this date to receive full depth of book data. Click the title for additional information.

BATS will cease offering depth of book market data via the TCP FAST PITCH protocol. Members actively using FAST PITCH are encouraged to begin migrating to either Multicast PITCH or TCP PITCH as soon as possible. Click the title for additional information.

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2011 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal trading will resume Tuesday, May 31, 2011.

BATS will cease offering depth of book market data via the TCP FAST PITCH protocol. Members actively using FAST PITCH should begin migrating to either Multicast PITCH or TCP PITCH as soon as possible. Click the title for additional information

This is the second in a series of communications to highlight key integration materials surrounding the upcoming Chi-X Europe acquisition, which is currently pending regulatory approvals. We are dedicated to making this a smooth integration for all the parties involved. Please watch for future notices regarding the integration process. Please click the title for more information.

The BATS Europe team has recently published the first of a series of communications to highlight key integration dates and activities surrounding the upcoming Chi-X Europe acquisition, which is currently pending regulatory approval. Please be on the lookout for future notices regarding the integration process as BATS continues to make markets better in Europe through this acquisition. BATS is dedicated to making this a smooth integration for all the parties involved. For further details regarding current integration plans, please click on the title.

As a reminder, effective Friday, July 1st, 2011, BATS will cease offering depth of book market data via the TCP FAST PITCH protocol. Please click the title for more information

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Friday, April 22, 2011 in observance of Good Friday. Normal trading will resume Monday, April 25, 2011.

BATS Regulation SHO Reminder
February 25, 2011

As a reminder, BATS will be implementing changes to all production environments this weekend to support Regulation SHO Amendments that are effective on February 28, 2011. Please click the title for more information.

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Monday, February 21, 2011 in observance of Presidents Day. Normal trading will resume Tuesday, February 22, 2011.

BATS BZX Exchange and BYX Exchange will be participating in the industry wide Regulation SHO testing opportunity on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Testing opportunities are also available daily during normal trading hours within the BATS Certification environment. For more information including details regarding technical specification changes made in support of the Reg SHO amendments, please click on the title.

BATS Weather Advisory Update
January 12, 2011

Confirming yesterday's notification, BATS has made necessary preparations to proceed with a standard trading day today, January 12, 2011. For more information, please click on the title.

BATS Weather Advisory
January 11, 2011

In anticipation of expected inclement weather in the New York City area, BATS has made the necessary preparations to proceed with a standard trading day on Wednesday, January 12, 2011. For more information, please click on the title.