CME Group Statement

                             CME Group Statement

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, July 13, 2012

CHICAGO, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group today released the following
statement:

"We are appalled by the recent violations of customer segregated funds that
have shaken the very core of our industry. These breaches of trust are
completely unacceptable not only to CME Group but also the businesses and
individuals who rely on these markets to manage their risk. Without question,
the current system in which customer funds are held at the firm level must be
reevaluated. CME Group is committed to working with Congress, CFTC, NFA, FIA
and market participants to restore confidence in derivatives markets."

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group
(www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group
exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major
asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity
indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather
and real estate.CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME
Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and
Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading
central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement
services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter
derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses
everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed
and over-the-counter derivatives markets.

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and
Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.
CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of
the City of Chicago, Inc. NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort
are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. COMEX is a
trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. All other trademarks are the property
of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME)
and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.

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