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     The International Securities Exchange (ISE) is the nation's first entirely electronic options market. Fully electronic exchanges are successfully operating around the world, providing a significantly higher level of efficiency and faster trading for their constituents than traditional floor-based exchanges. The ISE provides substantial savings and safeguards for its participants through greatly reduced operating/transaction costs and the application of market proven state-of-the-art software technologies and hardware. ISE's mission is to maintain an efficient, cost effective and liquid market for stock options through its unique market structure and automated trading systems.

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