The City of Providence, Rhode Island and OneChicago, LLC jointly
announce that plaintiff has voluntarily dismissed OneChicago from the
securities class action filed in the United States District Court for
the Southern District of New York on behalf of the retirement system for
the City of Providence, Rhode Island. The class action was filed on
behalf of all investors who purchased and/or sold shares of stock in the
United States between April 18, 2009 and the present on public stock
exchanges or alternate trading venus.
In dismissing the case, the City of Providence acknowledges that
OneChicago is not involved in the activity which is the subject of the
complaint, which charges the defendants with a scheme whereby the
national securities exchanges, together with a defendant class comprised
of the brokerage firms, are diverting billions of dollars to themselves
by electronic front-running, rebate arbitrage, slow-market arbitrage,
layering and contemporaneous trading with their clients and scores of
sophisticated high frequency trading firms.
In contrast, OneChicago is an equity finance exchange providing a
marketplace for trading security futures, including single stock futures
(SSFs). SSFs are a financing tool that allow market participants to
carry equity positions at more favorable financing rates due to the
competitively derived interest rate which is embedded into the price.
OneChicago paid no amount for the dismissal of the claims.
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