• Melby brings more than 15 years of experience in energy and environmental markets

NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, SYDNEY – 7 March 2017CBL Markets, the leading spot exchange operator for environmental commodity markets, today announced it has welcomed John Melby to its Board of Directors.

Melby is the Managing Partner of an independent consultancy where he advises major energy companies, financial institutions, governmental agencies, and exchanges on energy and environmental markets.

“We are delighted to welcome John to the CBL Markets board as he brings a wealth of knowledge in environmental and energy markets,” said Donald H. Putnam, Chairman of CBL Markets. “Our team and clients will benefit from his expertise as we continue expanding into new markets and products.”

Previously, Melby was the Managing Director of North American Markets for the Green Exchange, an international environmental exchange that was purchased by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

Prior to Green Exchange, he was the President and CEO of APX, where he oversaw the company’s development as a premier infrastructure platform for all major renewable energy markets in North America and greenhouse gas markets worldwide. Prior to APX, he was a Senior Director of Marketing and Product Development for the California Power Exchange and a lead consultant at M&R Strategic Services in Washington, DC.

“CBL Markets is in a unique position as a spot exchange delivering solutions to the environmental markets that reduce transaction costs, support liquidity and remove frictions to trading,” added Melby.

The addition of Melby joining the board is well timed for CBL Markets after the recent announcement of a strategic partnership with APX to launch spot US REC contracts, and the availability of CBL California Carbon Allowance (CCA) futures from CME Group to be tradeable via the CBL Markets exchange. Melby led the creation of the first Carbon Allowance futures contract for California’s greenhouse gas market in his role as Managing Director at the Green Exchange.

Melby holds a degree from Brown University and completed the management program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

This announcement follows the revamp of the CBL Markets Board of Directors in October 2016, when it welcomed Donald H. Putnam, Lawrence E. Leibowitz and Jack Klinck.

About CBL Markets

CBL Markets provides market participants with access to the world’s environmental commodity markets. With a vision of bringing efficiency, transparency and liquidity to environmental markets, our multi-product exchange connects buyers and sellers around the world to facilitate the secure and seamless trading of environmental commodities, including Compliance Carbon, Voluntary Carbon, Renewable Energy and Water. For more information visit www.cblmarkets.com or follow us on Twitter (@cblmarkets).

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