CME Group Mourns the Passing of Those Lost in Newtown, CT with a Moment of Silence

  CME Group Mourns the Passing of Those Lost in Newtown, CT with a Moment of
                                   Silence

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2012

CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

       In remembrance of those lost in Newtown, Connecticut, CME Group will
       observea moment of silence on its trading floors in Chicago and New
WHAT:  York. In addition, electronic trading on CME Globex will observea
       voluntary moment of silence for all CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX
       products. The moment of silence will last for one minute.
WHEN:  Friday, December 21, 2012
       9:15 a.m. ET/8:15 a.m. CT
WHERE: Chicago Board of Trade Building      New York Mercantile Exchange
       141 W. Jackson Blvd.                 World Financial Center
       4^th Floor                           One North End Avenue
       Chicago, IL 60606                    New York, NY 10282-1101

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exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major
asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity
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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.

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ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. All other trademarks are the
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