1.4.4 Permitted Disclosure

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary as set forth above, the Exchange may disclose any information, including Confidential Information concerning or associated with a Member, Approved Trader or Registered Representative (including, without limitation, information concerning any aspect of transactions made on the Markets) in connection with the discharge of its regulatory obligations under the Act or when compelled under applicable laws to do so or pursuant to any cross-border regulatory sharing arrangement subject to its obligation to maintain confidentiality under the Act. To the extent practicable, the Exchange shall use its best endeavors to notify the affected party of such disclosure(s) prior to disclosing the same.