On April 23rd, the SEC extended and modified the temporary exemptions that allow ICE Clear Europe and Eurex Clearing AG to operate as central counterparties for clearing credit default swaps. The SEC previously granted ICE and Eurex similar exemptions that were scheduled to expire on April 23, 2010. The SEC is soliciting public comment on all aspects of these exemptions to assist in its consideration of any further action that may be needed in this area.