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CME Group Announces Launch of CME Repository Service[TM] SDR to Ease Reporting and Compliance for Market Participants



CME Group Announces Launch of CME Repository Service[TM] SDR to Ease Reporting
                    and Compliance for Market Participants

CFTC Registered Swap Data Repository Service Offering for Credit, Interest
Rate, Commodities, and FX Asset Classes Seamlessly Integrates with CME
Clearing

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2012

CHICAGO, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplace, announced today the Commodity Futures Trading
Commission (CFTC) has provisionally approved CME Repository Service as a swap
data repository (SDR) for credit default swaps, interest rate swaps,
commodities and foreign exchange asset classes.  CME Group will waive all
reporting fees for its Repository service through September 30, 2013,
including back-loaded trades.

"CME Repository Service is a natural extension of the clearing and processing
services we offer to both sell- and buy-side clients, providing a compliant,
efficient and low-cost way for market participants to access an SDR," said Kim
Taylor, President, CME Clearing and President, CME Repository Service. "As
market participants look for alternatives in the SDR space, our service offers
them the ability to optimize their existing connections to CME Clearing for
automatic SDR reporting, which delivers a lower-cost option for firms
transitioning to the clearing mandate."

Market Participants will be able to direct swap trades to the CME Repository
by using existing CME interfaces and 3^rdparty connectivity points, thereby
maximizing efficiencies and avoiding the additional cost associated with
establishing connectivity to other SDRs.  In addition to the straight through
processing benefits of CMEs Repository Service, CME will also offer an
optional valuation reporting service for clients that use CME daily
settlements to value their cleared positions each day.  Market Participants
will be able to view their top day and historical data in the SDR via a
user-friendly web portal.   

For more information about CME Repository Service, please visit
http://www.cmegroup.com/repository.

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
risk.

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.

CME-G

SOURCE CME Group

Website: http://www.cmegroup.com
Contact: Media, Michael Shore, +1-312-930-2363, or Laurie Bischel,
+1-312-648-8698, news@cmegroup.com, www.cmegroup.mediaroom.com, or Investors,
John Peschier, +1-312-930-8491
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