Governance & Charter Documents

The Board of Directors of Intercontinental Exchange sets high standards for the company's employees, officers and directors. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the company's business. To fulfill its responsibilities and to discharge its duty, the Board of Directors follows the procedures and standards that are set forth in these guidelines. These guidelines are subject to modification from time to time as the Board of Directors deems appropriate in the best interests of the company or as required by applicable laws and regulations.

Complaints or concerns related to ICE accounting, auditing, internal controls or financial reporting can be submitted anonymously and confidentially. For ICE employees, access to the Whistleblower Hotline can be found on our employee intranet. For external parties wishing to access the Whistleblower Hotline, please refer to instructions in the Global Code of Business Conduct document located below.

U.S. Regulated Entity Charter Documents

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.

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Contact the Board

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (“ICE”) has established the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. Board Communications Policy, which is available on ICE’s website, for interested parties to communicate with ICE’s Board of Directors. You can contact the ICE Board of Directors to provide comments, to report concerns, or to ask a question, at the following address:

Corporate Secretary
Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.
5660 New Northside Drive, NW, 3rd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30328
United States

You may direct your communication to an individual on the Board of Directors, the non-management members of the Board of Directors or the entire Board of Directors. ICE will review and forward appropriate communications to the Board of Directors in accordance with the Board Communications Policy.

Communications that are unrelated to the duties and responsibilities of the Board of Directors are not appropriate, such as:

  • Personal grievances
  • Communications advocating illegal activity
  • Offensive or abusive content
  • Communications that have no rational relevance to the business or operations

All communications must include:

  • If the person submitting the communication is a security holder, a statement of the type and amount of the ICE securities held
  • If the person submitting the communication is not a security holder, the nature of the person’s interest in ICE
  • Any special interest of the person in the subject matter of the communication
  • Contact details for the person submitting the communication

Advocacy & Collaboration

We contribute to discussions on policy issues that impact our businesses, industries, employees and the communities in which we operate. We share our knowledge and expertise with legislators, regulators, industry organizations and others to contribute to the development of policy initiatives.

We collaborate with and belong to various industry organizations around the world to help further engage and understand different perspectives from a variety of customers and stakeholders, including:

  • Commodity Markets Council*
  • Cotton Council International
  • CCP12
  • TheCityUK
  • Equity Markets Association
  • European Association of CCP Clearing Houses (EACH)
  • Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE)
  • Financial Information Services Division (FISD)*
  • Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC)*
  • Financial Systemic Analysis and Resilience Center (FSARC)*
  • Futures Industry Association (FIA)*
  • Index Industry Association*
  • International Swaps & Derivatives Association (ISDA)*
  • Mortgage Bankers Association  
  • Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization (MISMO)
  • National Futures Association*
  • National Investor Relations Institute
  • Property Records Industry Association (PRIA) 
  • Securities Market Coalition
  • Sustainable Stock Exchange Initiative
  • World Federation of Exchanges

Our policies prohibit the use of corporate funds to make contributions to any candidates, political committees or other entities organized primarily for political activities under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code or under 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to any political party that would use the money to support any candidates. Intercontinental Exchange has a PAC in the U.S., which is supported entirely by voluntary employee and director contributions. Our policies also prohibit direct independent expenditures as defined by the Federal Election Commission. A statement of organization for ICE PAC was filed with the Federal Election Commission in January 2008 and all expenditures of the PAC are publicly available at

*Per the ICE-PAC Operating & Political Contribution Guidelines, the above list includes all U.S. trade organizations to which we paid membership dues, special assessments or other payments in excess of $50,000, and to the extent available, the portion of such payments in excess of $50,000 reported by the Company as being used by the association for political purposes.