CME Group Completes Acquisition of Kansas City Board of Trade

        CME Group Completes Acquisition of Kansas City Board of Trade

Expands Global Wheat Offering and Enhances Customer Choice and Efficiencies
through Addition of KCBT Hard Red Winter Wheat Futures and Options

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it has completed its
acquisition of the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT), the leading futures
market for hard red winter (HRW) wheat. The completion of the acquisition will
provide both CME Group and KCBT customers with greater capital efficiencies,
new trading opportunities and additional products to manage their global wheat
price risk.

"We're pleased to complete this transaction, combining KCBT Hard Red Winter
Wheat products with our deep and liquid CBOT Soft Red Winter Wheat futures and
options markets," said CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy.
"The integration of these two global wheat benchmarks will provide new trading
opportunities to commercial grain market participants, wheat traders and
customers who continue to rely on these tools to manage their price risk."

"The addition of KCBT to CME Group will provide significant value to the
customers, shareholders and members, beginning on day one," said CME Group CEO
Phupinder Gill. "Starting today, we're integrating hard red winter wheat
futures and options into our suite of already deep and liquid grain and
oilseed products. Moving forward, we'll work with customers to grow existing
KCBT and CBOT Wheat futures and options, while developing new and innovative
products that will benefit customers of both varieties of wheat."

Beginning today, CME and CBOT members and KCBT permit holders will immediately
benefit from the ability to trade each other's wheat futures and options
products in a more cost-effective manner on the CME Globex electronic trading
platform. Following the integration of clearing services, customers will
benefit from cross-margining and other capital efficiencies.

Beginning Monday, December 10, customers will be able to take advantage of the
implied spread between these two distinct wheat futures products. The implied
inter-exchange KCBT-CBOT Wheat futures spread will be available for trading on
CME Globex.

CME Group will begin integrating KCBT business operations and clearing
services in order to achieve efficiencies for members, customers and
shareholders. The timetable for integration includes:

  oOngoing operation of the KCBT trading floor for at least six months;
  oIntegration of clearing systems (specific timeline to be announced Q1
    2013); and
  oMaintenance of a committee made up of KCBT market participants to advise
    on HRW wheat contract terms and conditions for at least three years.

About CME Group

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group
( 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

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