CME Group to Conduct Industry Outreach on Expanded CBOT Grain and Oilseed Hours

  CME Group to Conduct Industry Outreach on Expanded CBOT Grain and Oilseed

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2013

CHICAGO, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will begin the process of
conducting outreach to customers, producer groups and other market
participants on expanded CBOT grain and oilseed trading hours.

"We've received significant customer feedback about the extended hours we
implemented for CBOT grains last summer," said Tim Andriesen, Managing
Director, Agricultural Commodities and Alternative Investments, CME Group. "As
we start a new year, we think the timing is right to review those changes and
industry feedback more formally to ensure we're continually meeting our
customers' needs. Beyond hours, we continue to explore other suggestions from
our customers on ways to enhance our products and markets."

CME Group will engage participants on CBOT grain and oilseed trading hours,
which were expanded to 21 hours per day in May of 2012, through one-on-one
conversations, customer focus groups and an online survey. The survey will be
made available to participants on CME Group's website from Tuesday, January 22
through Thursday, January 31.

The CME Group survey is open to all CBOT grain and oilseed customers and
market participants and can be found online at

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