CME Clearing Europe Expands its Metals Offering with Two Iron Ore Contracts

 CME Clearing Europe Expands its Metals Offering with Two Iron Ore Contracts

PR Newswire

LONDON, Dec. 10, 2012

LONDON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Clearing Europe, CME Group's
European clearing house, today announced that it has added two new
over-the-counter (OTC) Iron Ore contracts for clearing: Iron Ore 62% CFR China
Calendar Swaps and Iron Ore 62% CFR China Average Price Options beginning
Monday, 10 December 2012 subject to regulatory approval.

This expansion of products is in line with CME Clearing Europe's commitment to
helping customers manage their risk associated with China's construction
industry. These new products build on CME Group's growing and expanding
Virtual Steel Mill suite of products. In conjunction with clearing commodity
contracts that support its clients' risk management needs, CME Clearing Europe
offers margin efficiencies through inter-commodity spread credits where
product pairs are price correlated, and offers margin offsets between its OTC
WTI and Brent crude oil contracts, as well as its gasoil contracts.

For full details of the advisory notice please click here
http://www.cmeclearingeurope.com/clearing/files/cmece-advisory-notice-12-84.pdf

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that it clears. CME Clearing Europe has its own dedicated staff, and its
governance arrangements, capital and default resources are separate from those
of CME Clearing in the US. As part of CME Group it nonetheless has full access
to the clearing and risk management expertise, systems and financial strength
of CME. More information can be found at www.cmeclearingeurope.com

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(6922392). The content of this release has been approved for issue by CME
Marketing Europe Limited (FRN:2205230), which is authorised and regulated for
by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of investment business in
the United kingdom.

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