CME Group Announces Trading Volume Record in NYMEX Brent Crude Oil Futures

  CME Group Announces Trading Volume Record in NYMEX Brent Crude Oil Futures

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a record in daily trading
volume for its NYMEX Brent (BZ) crude oil futures contract. These contracts
are listed by and subject to the rules of NYMEX.

Brent Crude Oil Last Day Financial Futures trading volumes jumped yesterday to
30,250 contracts, a 38 percent increase over the previous record of 21,997 set
on August 8, 2012. CME Group has seen strong interest in its Brent contract so
far this year, with average daily volume of 9,217 so far in January, an
increase of 100% over ADV of 4,589 in 2012. CME Brent is available on CME
Globex, the Trading Floor, for clearing over CME ClearPort, and over CME
Direct, a free, web-based trading platform for listed and over-the-counter
markets.

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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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