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Mar 28, 2022

Consultation on Cessation of the CF Bitcoin Cash - Dollar Settlement Price & Spot Rate ands Litecoin - Dollar Settlement Price and Spot Rate is now Open

The consultation regarding the Administrators proposal of cessation of the following benchmarks that are members of the CF Digital Asset Index Family is now open:

Benchmark

Bloomberg

CF Bitcoin Cash – Dollar Settlement Price

CFBCHUSL

CF Bitcoin Cash – Dollar Spot Rate

N/A

CF Litecoin – Dollar Settlement Price

CFLTCUSL

CF Litecoin – Dollar Spot Rate

N/A

Rationale for Cessation

The reason for cessation of these benchmarks is commercial as the Administrator shall be launching benchmarks to replace these that will:

· Utilise input data from the same pool of Constituent Exchanges

· Utilise the same calculation methodology

· Are published at the same time – 1600 London, utilising input data during the most liquid period for trading in the Asset Pairs

· Mean no loss of service for index users

Consultation Process

This consultation process has begun and will end on April 11th 2022 under the oversight of the CF Oversight Function. All responses shall be treated confidentially in accordance with the Administrators policies and processes. All stakeholders are invited to submit a response to the consultation on any aspect of the proposal.

Proposed Implementation Timeline

To promote an orderly transition and minimise any market impact these benchmarks the Administrator proposes provision of these benchmarks shall cease from 1100 London time on April 25th 2022 meaning that the respective Settlement Prices for April 24th will be the final ones published

Alternative Benchmarks

Alternative benchmarks to those that are the subject of this announcement will be available from the Administrator and shall be determined using the same calculation methodology and published at the same time as the benchmarks that are the subject of this announcement. They will be available to license from the Administrator and all existing licensees will automatically be licensed for these alternative benchmarks for existing use cases.

Should any market participants have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]

Should any users wish to file a complaint regarding this consultation and cessation process this can be done confidentially at [email protected]

Sui Chung