CME Group Named "Best Futures Exchange" by Markets Media Magazine

      CME Group Named "Best Futures Exchange" by Markets Media Magazine

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2013

CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today announced the company
was named "Best Futures Exchange" by Markets Media's 2013 Market's Choice
Awards, as voted by peers and customers. The inaugural awards held last night
in New York recognized CME Group's excellence in client service and education,
technology design and execution, and diverse and innovative products.

"We are honored that Markets Media has named us as the Best Futures Exchange,"
said Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman and President. "We are
especially pleased by the fact that this recognition is based on direct
feedback from market participants and exchange industry peers."

"Our customers are a top priority so receiving this kind of recognition is
especially significant," said Phupinder Gill, CME Group CEO. "Working closely
with our customers has helped shape the direction that we've taken at the
exchange, and has allowed us to put the tools in place to be successful."

The Market's Choice Awards span 23 categories across exchanges, sell-side
desks, institutional buy-side investors, hedge funds, and technology
providers. The methodology in selecting nominees and winners focused on the
most important opinions: those of market participants.

The magazine conducted more than 50 one-on-one interviews with senior market
participants across the buy side and sell side, focusing on the areas of their
expertise. Then, an initial nominee-generating process was open to readers.
Finally, the publication deliberated internally and, in consultation with the
Markets Media's Advisory Board, selected the winners.

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

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and
Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Inc. CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade
of the City of Chicago, Inc. NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and
ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group
(NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at



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