Schedule Update

BATS Holiday Reminder Closed on Monday, January 2, 2012 In Observance of New Years Day

December 27, 2011

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

BATS Holiday Reminder Closed on Monday, December 26, 2011 In Observance of Christmas

December 19, 2011

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.

BATS to Conduct Voluntary Industry-wide Auction Testing on December 9, 2011

December 07, 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.

BATS Announces 2012 Holiday Schedule

December 01, 2011

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BATS to Conduct Voluntary Industry-wide Auction Testing on December 2, 2011 and December 9, 2011

November 30, 2011

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.

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will Operate Out of Primary Datacenter on Friday, November 25

November 23, 2011

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

BATS Holiday Reminder Closed on Thursday, November 24, 2011 and Closing Early on Friday, November 25

November 14, 2011

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.

Reminder: BATS to Participate in Industry-Wide SIFMA BCP Test on Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 24, 2011

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.

Reminder: BATS to Participate in Industry-Wide SIFMA BCP Test on Saturday, October 29, 2011

October 03, 2011

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.

Reminder: BATS to Observe a Moment of Silence on Friday, September 9, 2011

September 09, 2011

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.

BATS to Observe a Moment of Silence on Friday, September 9, 2011

September 06, 2011

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.

BATS to Participate in Industry-Wide SIFMA BCP Test on Saturday, October 29, 2011

August 29, 2011

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.

BATS Holiday Reminder Labor Day

August 29, 2011

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.

BATS Extends Listings Launch to December 2, 2011

August 04, 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.

Reminder: BATS to Decommission TCP FAST PITCH Effective August 1, 2011

July 25, 2011

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: BATS to Decommission TCP FAST PITCH Effective August 1, 2011

July 11, 2011

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 Holiday Reminder Independence Day

June 27, 2011

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.

BATS Extends Decommissioning of TCP FAST PITCH to August 1, 2011

June 27, 2011

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.

Reminder: BATS to Decommission TCP FAST PITCH Effective July 1, 2011

June 13, 2011

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 Holiday Reminder Memorial Day

May 24, 2011

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.

Reminder: BATS to Decommission TCP FAST PITCH Effective July 1, 2011

May 23, 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

BATS Europe & Chi-X Europe Integration Guides - Connectivity & Specifications

May 06, 2011

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.

BATS Europe and Chi-X Europe Integration Plan

April 26, 2011

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.

Reminder: BATS to Decommission TCP FAST PITCH Effective July 1, 2011

April 26, 2011

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 Holiday Reminder - Good Friday

April 18, 2011

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 Holiday Reminder - Presidents' Day

February 14, 2011

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 Regulation SHO Update and Testing Opportunity on Saturday, February 12, 2011

February 02, 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.