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Women In ETFs Ring Bats Closing Bell To Kick Off International Women’s Day Celebrations - WE To “Ring The Bell For Gender Equality”

Date 07/03/2016

Bats Global Markets (Bats) is pleased to announce that Women in ETFs (WE), along with representatives from the United Nations, International Finance Corporation, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, and the World Federation of Exchanges, will ring the closing bell at Bats today in New York to launch celebrations for International Women’s Day.

WE, founded in 2014, is the first women’s group dedicated to the ETF industry. The organization seeks to create professional opportunities for women in the ETF arena, offering guidance for current and future generations of women in ETFs and providing forums for education and idea sharing across the industry.

“As a proud board member of Women in ETFs, I’m excited to welcome WE to Bats as we celebrate women in finance around the world,” said Laura Morrison, Senior Vice President, Exchange Traded Products at Bats. “By uniting and empowering female ETF leaders, we are creating new and exciting opportunities for women in this industry and other financial disciplines.”

In conjunction with the bell ringing ceremony, Bats hosts a networking session today with remarks from former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Jill E. Sommers, a Bats Exchange board member, as well as Bats Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer Tami Schademann. Ms.

Schademann, a Bats founder and the company’s longest-tenured employee, is a member of the firm’s eight-person Executive Team, reporting directly to CEO Chris Concannon.

To celebrate the event, and the broader contribution of women to the ongoing development and improvement of global financial markets, Bats profiles female staff on social media outlets through the campaign #WomenMakingMarketsBetter. To engage, follow Bats on Twitter @BatsGlobal or LinkedIn. In addition, tomorrow the women of Bats ring the opening and closing bells at the Bats offices at its Kansas City headquarters as well as in New York and London on the official date of International Women’s  Day.

Additional information about Women In ETFs is available at WomeninETFs.com.