CME Group Announces Launch of Yen-Denominated Nikkei 225 Options

       CME Group Announces Launch of Yen-Denominated Nikkei 225 Options

Options Will Reference Osaka Securities Exchange's Nikkei 225 Futures Contract

PR Newswire

CHICAGO and TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2013

CHICAGO and TOKYO, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's leading
and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the launch of
options on CME's Yen-denominated Nikkei Stock Average futures. CME Group will
reference the Osaka Security Exchange's (OSE) Nikkei 225 (Yen) Futures
contract in connection with these options contracts. These options contracts
are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME, and will be
available for trading on CME Globex from January 13, 2014, pending CFTC

"We are pleased to build on our strong relationship with OSE to offer
customers more risk management and trading opportunities with leading global
equity index benchmarks," said Bryan Durkin, Chief Operating Officer, CME
Group. "With these options on the Yen-denominated Nikkei 225 Futures contracts
now being offered on CME Globex, further adding to our deeply liquid equity
index product suite, our customers will be able to realize more trading
opportunities, greater capital savings and operational efficiencies."

"The launch of these options is one key output from the ongoing collaboration
between OSE (now a part of Japan Exchange Group), and CME Group, and our
customers now have greater trading access and convenience," said Hiromi
Yamaji, President and CEO, Osaka Securities Exchange. "Having OSE's very
active and liquid night session of Nikkei 225 Futures and Options parallel to
CME Group's new Yen-denominated Nikkei 225 Options during US core trading
hours should also further improve the efficiency in managing risk in the US
time zones."

CME Group's new options contracts will be available in American-style and
European-style options. The American-style options will be offered in two
months in the March Quarterly Cycle, and the European-style options will be
offered in two serial months. For European-style options, CME will reference
OSE's Nikkei 225 (Yen) Futures contract prices to make in-the-money and
exercise determinations at option expiry. Trading on CME Globex will be
available Monday through Friday from 5.00pm (prior day) Chicago time to 4.15pm
the following day. For more information, please click on this link:

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Futures and options trading is not suitable for all investors, and involves
the risk of loss. Futures are a leveraged investment, and because only a
percentage of a contract's value is required to trade, it is possible to lose
more than the amount of money deposited for a futures position. Therefore,
traders should only use funds that they can afford to lose without affecting
their lifestyles. And only a portion of those funds should be devoted to any
one trade because they cannot expect to profit on every trade. All references
to options refer to options on futures.

Osaka Securities Exchange Co., Ltd. (OSE) is a subsidiary exchange of Japan
Exchange Group Inc., a holding company created by the consolidation of OSE and
Tokyo Stock Exchange Group Inc. (TSE) in January 2013. OSE is the largest
derivatives exchange in Japan offering a wide variety of products globally
including its flagship Nikkei 225 Futures and Options. TSE's derivatives
markets including Futures and Options of TOPIX and JGB plan to be integrated
into OSE in March 2014.



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