Media Alert: CME Group to Close U.S. Equity Index Futures and Options on
Futures Monday in Coordination with the U.S. Equities Markets
CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2012
CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplace, issued the following notice today.
As a result of the securities industry decision to close U.S. equities markets
tomorrow because of Hurricane Sandy, CME Group will be closing its U.S. equity
index futures and equity index options on futures markets on the trading floor
and on CME Globex at 8:15 a.m., Central Time, tomorrow Monday, Oct. 29. These
markets opened at 5:00 p.m. CT today and will remain open until 8:15 a.m. CT
All other CME Group futures and options on futures markets will remain open.
We will continue to monitor the situation as well as continue our coordination
with other exchanges and will keep you updated as information becomes
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 across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and
over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure
that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit
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.
SOURCE CME Group
Contact: Media, Michael Shore, +1-312-930-2363, or Anita Liskey,
+1-312-466-4613, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cmegroup.mediaroom.com; or Investor,
John Peschier, +1-312-930-8491
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