Schedule Update

BATS Holiday Reminder Closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December 26, 2012

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 in observance of the New Years Day holiday. Normal trading will resume Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

BATS to Observe a Moment of Silence on Friday, December 21, 2012

December 21, 2012

In remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School victims and their families, BATS will observe a moment of silence on Friday, December 21, 2012 at 9:30 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 Holiday Reminder Closing Early on Monday, December 24, 2012 and Closed on Tuesday, December 25

December 17, 2012

BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will close their regular trading sessions at 1PM ET on Monday, December 24th, 2012. BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange, and BATS Options will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th in observance of the Christmas holiday. Click the title for more information.

Consolidated Audit Trail: SROs Publish RFP Concepts Document on CAT NMS Website

December 06, 2012

As part of the RFP development process, the SROs have published an RFP concept document on the website, available at: http://catnmsplan.com/process/. The document has been published in order to obtain feedback on the feasibility and costs of implementing the CAT reporting requirements being considered by the SROs. Comments received by January 18, 2013 will inform the content of the final RFP. Please click on the title for complete details.

Consolidated Audit Trail In-Person Event on December 10th

December 04, 2012

Please note that the venue for this event has changed. The event will now be held at the Marriott Downtown, 85 West Street, New York, NY 10006. The national securities exchanges and FINRA (collectively the "SROs") together are hosting an in-person event to discuss SEC Rule 613 requiring the creation of a Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). This event is being held in New York City and is open to all industry and other interested participants. Please click on the title for complete details.

Consolidated Audit Trail In-Person Event on December 10th

November 29, 2012

The national securities exchanges and FINRA (collectively the "SROs") together are hosting an in-person event to discuss SEC Rule 613 requiring the creation of a Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). This event is being held in New York City and is open to all industry and other interested participants. Please click on the title for complete details.

Consolidated Audit Trail Industry Call and WebEx on November 29th

November 20, 2012

The national securities exchanges and FINRA (collectively the SROs) together invite interested industry participants to join a conference call and WebEx presentation on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. ET regarding SEC Rule 613, which requires the SROs to submit an NMS Plan to the SEC to create, implement, and maintain a consolidated audit trail (CAT). Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS Holiday Reminder Closed on Thursday, November 22, 2012 and Closing Early on Friday, November 23

November 13, 2012

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd in observance of Thanksgiving. BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will close their regular trading sessions at 1PM ET on Friday, November 23, 2012. The extended trading session for BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange on Friday, November 23rd will end at 4PM ET. There will be an extended trading session on BATS Options for the select ETF Options noted below which will end at 1:15PM ET. All 3 markets will operate out of the primary datacenter. For complete details, please click on the title.

BATS to Participate in Industry-Wide Limit Up/Limit Down and Market-Wide Circuit Breaker Weekend Testing Beginning Saturday, January 12, 2013

November 07, 2012

Please be advised that in coordination with the other exchanges and market participants, BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be participating in industry-wide testing for Limit Up/Limit Down (LULD) and Market-Wide Circuit Breaker (MWCB) functionality beginning Saturday, January 12, 2013. Please click the title for more details.

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Will Open Normally on Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 30, 2012

Please be advised that BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be opening per their normal operating schedules on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Any further change in operational plans will be communicated via email and posted to the Schedule Updates section of the BATS public web-site at http://www.batstrading.com/alerts/.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange to Extend Industry Test on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 to 4:30 p.m. ET

October 30, 2012

Please be advised that in coordination with the other exchanges and market participants, BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange will be extending todays test window to 4:30 p.m. ET. Closing auctions for BATS-listed test symbols will be held at 4 p.m. ET, and there will be a 30 minute post-market trading session. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange to Participate in Industry Test on Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October 29, 2012

Please be advised that in coordination with the other exchanges and market participants, BATS BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange will be participating in a special industry test on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. For this test, BYX Exchange and BZX Exchange will be activated at approximately 8:00AM ET for a select list of test symbols. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Closed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012, Due to Hurricane Sandy

October 29, 2012

As a result of Hurricane Sandy approaching the New York City area BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. This was a coordinated decision made with input from the SEC, other exchanges, various Members, and SIFMA in the interest of public safety and maintaining fair and orderly markets. BATS will continue to monitor the situation on Tuesday and provide updates regarding the trading schedule for Wednesday as the situation progresses.

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options Closed on Monday, October 29, 2012, Due to Hurricane Sandy

October 28, 2012

As a result of Hurricane Sandy approaching the New York City area BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Monday, October 29, 2012. This was a coordinated decision made with input from the SEC, other exchanges, various Members, and SIFMA in the interest of public safety and maintaining fair and orderly markets. BATS will continue to monitor the situation on Monday and provide updates regarding the trading schedule for Tuesday as the situation progresses.

BATS Weather Advisory

October 26, 2012

In anticipation of inclement weather in the New York City area BATS will be monitoring the situation and will be in communication with the other SROs over the weekend. It is expected that all trading sessions for BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will take place at their normal time on Monday, October 29, 2012. Any change in operational plans will be communicated via email and posted to the Schedule Updates section of the BATS public web-site at http://www.batstrading.com/alerts/.

REMINDER - BATS to Participate in Industry-Wide SIFMA BCP Test on Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 23, 2012

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 27, 2012 from 9:00AM 1:00PM ET. Click the title for more information.

Reminder: BATS to Participate in SRO Hosted Consolidated Audit Trail Industry Event on October 15th and 16th

October 11, 2012

The national securities exchanges and FINRA (collectively the SROs) together are hosting an industry event to discuss SEC Rule 613 requiring the creation of a Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). This event is being held at Bayards at One Hanover Square in New York City and is open to all industry and other interested participants. Please note that the event is closed to the media. Click on the title for complete details.

BATS to Participate in SRO Hosted Consolidated Audit Trail Industry Event on October 15th and 16th

October 01, 2012

The national securities exchanges and FINRA (collectively the SROs) together are hosting an industry event to discuss SEC Rule 613 requiring the creation of a Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). This event is being held in New York City and is open to all industry and other interested participants. Please click the title for complete details including registration information.

BATS to Participate in Industry-Wide SIFMA BCP Test on Saturday, October 27, 2012

September 25, 2012

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 27, 2012 from 9:00AM 1:00PM ET. For complete details, please click on the title.

CLP Program Opening for New Market Makers in Listed ETFs

September 25, 2012

BATS Listings is pleased to announce its popular Competitive Liquidity Provider (CLP) program will soon be available to new market makers for several of its listed ETFs. Click the title for more information.

BATS Certification Environments Wednesday Maintenance Schedule

September 13, 2012

Please be advised that BATS Certification environments for the BATS BZX Exchange, BYX Exchange and BATS Options markets may be temporarily unavailable between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. ET every Wednesday to accommodate internal testing.

BATS to Participate in Consolidated Audit Trail Industry Call on September 19th at 4:15 p.m. ET

September 13, 2012

The national securities exchanges and FINRA (collectively the SROs) together invite interested industry participants to join a conference call and WebEx presentation on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. ET regarding SEC Rule 613 requiring the creation of a Consolidated Audit Trail (CAT). During this call, the SROs will provide an overview of Rule 613, the steps the SROs are taking to develop an NMS CAT Plan as required in Rule 613, and how the SROs plan to solicit industry comments and feedback on key implementation issues. In addition, the SROs will announce future industry events at which interested industry participants are invited to share feedback on implementation issues. Please click on the title for complete details.

BATS to Observe a Moment of Silence on Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 10, 2012

In remembrance of September 11th victims and their families, BATS will join other market participants in observing a moment of silence on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 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 U.S. Equities Limit Up/Limit Down Update

September 06, 2012

On May 31, 2012 the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved, on a pilot basis, a National Market System Plan, also known as Limit Up/Limit Down (LULD), to address extraordinary market volatility. The plan is expected to be implemented in phases with a Phase 1 compliance date of February 4, 2013. Upper and Lower Price Bands will be calculated based on a continually updated Reference Price and disseminated market-wide by the consolidates feeds (SIPs) with trading prohibited outside of the specified price bands. For more details regarding the approved Plan, refer to SEC Release 34-67091. BATS has also posted a Limit Up/Limit Down FAQ on its public site Support page at http://www.batstrading.com/support.

BATS Holiday Reminder Labor Day

August 27, 2012

The BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options Exchange will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012 in observance of Labor Day. Click on the title for more information.

FINAL REMINDER: BATS Secondary Site in Chicago to be Fully Active on Monday, August 6, 2012

July 30, 2012

BATS is moving its Secondary Site for the BATS BZX Exchange from the BT Radianz datacenter at 492 River Road in Nutley, NJ to the SAVVIS CH4 datacenter at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago, IL. The Secondary Site in Chicago will be fully active for all BATS U.S. Markets on Monday, August 6, 2012. As such, the existing Secondary Site for BZX Exchange located in Nutley will be taken off-line after the conclusion of the days trading session on Friday, August 3, 2012. Click the title for more information.

BATS Network Maintenance Notification - July 28-29, 2012

July 27, 2012

The BATS Networking Team will be conducting maintenance on our edge network devices in the 492 River Road Nutley, NJ datacenter from 7:00 PM ET July 28th until 7:00 PM ET on July 29th . Click the title for more information.

BATS CLP Program Opening to New Market Makers

July 17, 2012

BATS Listings is pleased to announce its popular Competitive Liquidity Provider (CLP) program will soon be available to new market makers for several of its listed ETFs. Click the title for more information.

REMINDER: BATS Secondary Site Relocating to Chicago with Weekend Test Opportunity on July 21, 2012

July 16, 2012

BATS is prepared to support a weekend testing opportunity at the Chicago Secondary Site for all markets from 9:30AM until noon ET on Saturday, July 21, 2012. Both order entry and market data testing will be made available from 350 Cermak during the weekend test. For further details regarding BATS Secondary Site migration plan please click on the title.

REMINDER: BATS Secondary Site Relocating to Chicago with Heartbeating Available June 29, 2012

June 28, 2012

As a reminder, BATS will be moving its Secondary Site for the BATS BZX Exchange from the BT Radianz datacenter at 492 River Road in Nutley, NJ to the SAVVIS CH4 datacenter at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago, IL. Additionally, please note that in conjunction with the BZX Exchange migration BATS will be making Secondary Site services available for the BATS BYX Exchange as well as BATS Options Exchange. Click the title for complete details including updated information related to this migration.

BATS Holiday Reminder Independence Day with Early Close Tuesday, July 3, 2012

June 25, 2012

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closing 3 hours early on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 and will also be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in observance of Independence Day. Normal trading will resume Thursday, July 5, 2012. For complete details, please click the title.

The Russell Reconstitution on Friday, June 22, 2012

June 15, 2012

BATS BZX Exchange and BATS BYX Exchange are prepared and plan to make no system changes for the Russell Reconstitution occurring Friday, June 22. Click the title for more information

REMINDER: BATS Secondary Site Relocating to Chicago

June 01, 2012

Please be advised that BATS will be moving its Secondary Site for the BATS BZX Exchange from the BT Radianz datacenter at 492 River Road in Nutley, NJ to the SAVVIS CH4 datacenter at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago, IL. Additionally, please note that in conjunction with the BZX Exchange migration BATS will be making Secondary Site services available for the BATS BYX Exchange as well as BATS Options Exchange. Click the title for complete details including updated information related to this migration.

BATS Holiday Reminder Memorial Day

May 22, 2012

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2012 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal trading will resume Tuesday, May 29, 2012. Click the title for more information.

REMINDER: BATS Secondary Site Relocating to Chicago

April 09, 2012

Please be advised that BATS will be moving its Secondary Site for the BATS BZX Exchange from the BT Radianz datacenter at 492 River Road in Nutley, NJ to the SAVVIS CH4 datacenter at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago, IL. Additionally, please note that in conjunction with the BZX Exchange migration BATS will be making Secondary Site services available for the BATS BYX Exchange as well as BATS Options Exchange. Click the title for more information.

BATS Holiday Reminder Good Friday

March 30, 2012

BATS BYX Exchange, BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Friday, April 6, 2012 in observance of Good Friday. Normal trading will resume Monday, April 9, 2012.

BATS Announces Daily IPO Industry-wide Auction Test in Anticipation of First Corporate IPO Issue Launch on BZX Exchange

March 12, 2012

We are pleased to announce that BATS BZX Exchange will be the primary listing exchange for the BATS Global Markets new issue (BATS). In anticipation of this listing, the BZX Exchange will be holding a daily IPO auction in test symbol ZBZX beginning at 10:30AM ET and starting on Tuesday, March 13, 2012. This daily IPO auction will conclude the day prior to the IPO which will be announced at a future date. As symbol BATS will be the first corporate issue security for which BZX Exchange is the primary listing exchange, we encourage all Members to partipicate in this daily IPO auction in test symbol ZBZX to ensure readiness as well as to leverage the opportunity to interact with other market participants in a BATS IPO auction. For complete details, please click on the title.

REMINDER - BATS Secondary Site Relocating to Chicago

February 15, 2012

Please be advised that BATS will be moving its Secondary Site for the BATS BZX Exchange from the BT Radianz datacenter at 492 River Road in Nutley, NJ to the SAVVIS CH4 datacenter at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago, IL. Click the title for more information.

BATS Holiday Reminder Presidents Day

February 13, 2012

BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012 in observance of Presidents Day. Normal trading will resume Tuesday, February 21, 2012.

BATS Secondary Site Relocating to Chicago

January 18, 2012

Please be advised that BATS will be moving its Secondary Site for the BATS BZX Exchange from the BT Radianz datacenter at 492 River Road in Nutley, NJ to the SAVVIS CH4 datacenter at 350 E. Cermak in Chicago, IL. For full details including the migration schedule, please click on the title.

BATS Announces First Listings on BZX Exchange beginning January 24th, 2012

January 12, 2012

We are pleased to announce that BATS BZX Exchange will be the primary listing exchange for eight (8) iShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) that will begin trading later this month. Click the title for more informatioin

BATS Holiday Reminder Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 09, 2012

BATS BYX Exchange, BATS BZX Exchange and BATS Options will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2012 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Click the title for more information.