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CME Group Volume Averaged 11.4 Million Contracts per Day in January 2013, Up 18 Percent from December 2012

 CME Group Volume Averaged 11.4 Million Contracts per Day in January 2013, Up
                        18 Percent from December 2012

- Increased average Treasury options volume by 72 percent and Treasury futures
volume by 23 percent

- Increased average foreign exchange volume by 21 percent

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's leading and most
diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that January 2013 volume
averaged 11.4 million contracts per day, down 2 percent from January 2012, but
up 18 percent from December 2012. Total volume for January 2013 was more than
240 million contracts, of which 87 percent was traded electronically.

In January 2013, CME Group interest rate volume averaged 5.3 million contracts
per day, up 2 percent from January 2012, and the second consecutive month with
year-over-year growth. Treasury futures volume averaged 2.4 million contracts
per day, up 23 percent compared with the same period a year ago.Treasury
options volume averaged 532,000 contracts per day, up 72 percent from January
2012, and the second highest monthly volume ever. Weekly Treasury options
traded a record 150,446 contracts on January 30, 2013, surpassing the previous
record of 101,075 set on September 7, 2012.Eurodollar futures volume averaged
1.9 million contracts per day, down 7 percent from the same period a year ago,
while Eurodollar options volume averaged 432,000 contracts per day, down 49
percent from January last year.

CME Group foreign exchange (FX) volume averaged 900,000 contracts per day, up
21 percent from January 2012, and included a monthly average daily volume
record for Japanese Yen futures. CME Group equity index volume in January 2013
averaged 2.1 million contracts per day, down 5 percent from the same period
last year.

CME Group agricultural commodities volume in January 2013 averaged 1.0 million
contracts per day, down 2 percent compared with the prior-year period. Kansas
City Board of Trade hard red winter wheat futures and options volume averaged
20,818 contracts per day in January 2013, up 16 percent compared with the same
period in 2012. CME Group energy volume averaged 1.7 million contracts per day
in January 2013, down 17 percent compared with the same period in 2012.CME
Group metals volume averaged 384,000 contracts per day, up 5 percent from the
same period last year.

MONTHLY AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME (ADV)
Total Exchange ADV

( in thousands)
                                 Jan 2013 Jan 2012
Trading Days                     21       20
PRODUCT LINE                     Jan 2013 Jan 2012  Percent Change
Interest Rates                   5,328    5,202    2%
Equity Indexes                   2,108    2,226    -5%
Foreign Exchange (FX)            900      744      21%
Energy (including CME ClearPort) 1,679    2,027    -17%
Agricultural Commodities         1,030    1,053    -2%
Metals (including CME ClearPort) 384      365      5%
 Total                       11,429   11,619   -2%

VENUE                 Jan 2013  Jan 2012  Percent Change
Open outcry          884              1,336           -34%
CME Globex           9,919            9,492           4%
Privately negotiated 232              208             12%
CME ClearPort (OTC)  394              582             -32%

ROLLING THREE-MONTH AVERAGES

Average Daily Volume  (In thousands)

                         3-Month Period Ending
PRODUCT LINE             Jan-13 Dec-12 Nov-12 Oct-12
Interest Rates           4,529  4,094  4,506  4,552
Equity Indexes           2,489  2,532  2,560  2,315
Foreign Exchange (FX)    834    767    829    812
Energy                   1,509  1,489  1,593  1,613
Agricultural Commodities 1,002  982    1,045  1,032
Metals                   362    324    352    309
 Total               10,724 10,188 10,885 10,634
VENUE                    Jan-13 Dec-12 Nov-12 Oct-12
Open outcry              778    751    852    892
Electronic               9,371  8,899  9,462  9,179
Privately negotiated     225    210    220    204
CME ClearPort (OTC)      349    329    351    359

Average  Rate Per Contract  (In dollars)

                         3-Month Period Ending
PRODUCT LINE             Nov-12 Oct-12 Sep-12 Aug-12
Interest Rates           0.490  0.483  0.481  0.478
Equity Indexes           0.692  0.685  0.685  0.667
Foreign Exchange (FX)    0.820  0.821  0.808  0.793
Energy                   1.488  1.472  1.473  1.461
Agricultural Commodities 1.293  1.291  1.301  1.294
Metals                   1.715  1.723  1.693  1.657
 Total               0.825  0.817  0.822  0.815
VENUE                    Nov-12 Oct-12 Sep-12 Aug-12
Exchange-Traded          0.762  0.752  0.757  0.753
CME ClearPort (OTC)      2.727  2.700  2.719  2.650

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group
(www.cmegroup.com) 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
risk.

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its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.

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