CME Group Announces Transition of Kansas City Wheat Futures and Options to Chicago Trading Floor

  CME Group Announces Transition of Kansas City Wheat Futures and Options to
                            Chicago Trading Floor

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will transition open
outcry trading of Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) hard red winter (HRW)
wheat futures and options to its Chicago trading floor beginning Monday, July
1, 2013, pending CFTC review. This transition will accelerate efficiencies and
trading opportunities for customers trading both the HRW wheat and CBOT Soft
Red Winter (SRW) wheat varieties. KCBT wheat futures and options will continue
to trade on CME Globex and be listed by and subject to the rules of KCBT.

The last day of open outcry trading on the KCBT floor will be June 28. CME
Group will operate an electronic trading center in the former KCBT floor space
until the end of September, providing a place for Kansas City-based traders to
execute trades on CME Globex.

"Throughout the integration process, we've remained focused on our customers
who manage global price risk associated with these two classes of wheat," said
CME Group COO Bryan Durkin. "By moving Kansas City wheat to the Chicago floor
later this year, we will make it as efficient as possible for our customers to
trade both products and the spread between the two."

In addition, beginning April 15, subject to CFTC approval, customers will
benefit from the integration of KCBT clearing services into CME Clearing,
which will provide cross-margining and other capital efficiencies for market

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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