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Intercontinental Exchange Announces Marketing and Communications Leadership as Kelly Loeffler Prepares to Depart at the End of 2018

Mar 27, 2018

ATLANTA & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, announced today that Kelly Loeffler, the company’s longtime head of communications, marketing and investor relations, will depart at the end of 2018, concluding 16 years with the company.

In preparation for Loeffler’s departure, which will follow a transition period, ICE has added three senior executives, Warren Gardiner, Josh King and Russ Rubino, to lead the company’s investor relations, communications and marketing functions, respectively. In addition, Brookly McLaughlin, head of corporate affairs and sustainability, and Claire Miller, head of communications for Europe & Asia, will continue to provide leadership in their respective roles.

  • Gardiner leads ICE’s investor relations function and was appointed to that role in July 2017. Gardiner brings 10 years’ experience as an equity research analyst covering the information services and financial services sector. He joined ICE from Evercore ISI.
  • King leads the North American communications team. King joined in January 2018 from First Data Corporation where he led communications and corporate affairs. He previously held similar roles at Willis Group Holdings and The Hartford Financial Services Group and served in the White House as Director of Production for Presidential Events.
  • Rubino joined from Nasdaq in 2016 and brings over 25 years of marketing experience. He previously served in marketing roles at General Electric, MF Global and TIAA.

Loeffler has played a role at every stage of ICE’s growth since joining the company in 2002. From its roots as a startup to becoming a Fortune 500 company, Loeffler, a member of ICE’s Executive Management Committee, has led all aspects of ICE’s investor relations, communications, marketing strategy, brand, digital platforms and sustainability efforts, among many other contributions.

“As one of the few people who has been at ICE longer than Kelly, I watched her arrive in 2002 and lay the groundwork for our award-winning investor relations program that both prepared us for our IPO in 2005 and helped us evolve our investor and external communications ever since,” said Chuck Vice, Intercontinental Exchange Vice Chairman. “Over the course of her tenure, Kelly helped to integrate our acquired brands and build a unified marketing function to promote ICE globally.”

“It’s impossible to overstate Kelly’s contributions to ICE’s growth,” said Scott Hill, Intercontinental Exchange CFO. “Kelly has been an integral member of our management team and served as a key link to our investors, while mentoring countless employees over the years. She has earned this opportunity to step back and pursue the interests that she put on hold to help build our company. She’s assembled a strong team that will continue to drive us forward.”

About Intercontinental Exchange

Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 and Fortune Future 50 company formed in the year 2000 to modernize markets. ICE serves customers by operating the exchanges, clearing houses and information services they rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global financial and commodity markets. A leader in market data, ICE Data Services serves the information and connectivity needs across virtually all asset classes. As the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, the company raises more capital than any other exchange in the world, driving economic growth and transforming markets.

Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange. Information regarding additional trademarks and intellectual property rights of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. and/or its affiliates is located at Key Information Documents for certain products covered by the EU Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products Regulation can be accessed on the relevant exchange website under the heading “Key Information Documents (KIDS).”

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 -- Statements in this press release regarding ICE’s business that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of additional risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see ICE’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but not limited to, the risk factors in ICE’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, as filed with the SEC on February 7, 2018.

SOURCE: Intercontinental Exchange


ICE Investor Relations Contact:
Warren Gardiner
+1 770 835 0114

ICE Media Contact:
Josh King
+1 212 656 2490

Source: Intercontinental Exchange

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