CME Group Approves UOBBF Clearing Limited as New Clearing Member

       CME Group Approves UOBBF Clearing Limited as New Clearing Member

PR Newswire

CHICAGO and SINGAPORE, June 1, 2014

CHICAGO and SINGAPORE, June 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's
leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced UOBBF
Clearing Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank Limited,
has been approved as a CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX Clearing Member, effective
30 April 2014.

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"We are pleased to welcome UOBBF Clearing Limited as our newest Asia-based
clearing member," said Kim Taylor, President, CME Clearing. "Having more
Asian clearing member firms on board allows us to better address the needs of
our increasing client base in the region, and we look forward to UOBBF
Clearing Limited further participating in our markets."

"Our constituency of Asian clearing members expands today with UOB, a
globally-recognized and well-established institution with a strong Asian
heritage and deep understanding of the region. We are pleased to welcome
UOBBF Clearing Limited, part of UOB Group – ranked amongst the world's
highest-rated banks – join CME Group," said Julien Le Noble, Senior Managing
Director, Head of Asia Pacific, CME Group. "Asian institutions are
increasingly stepping up their participation in our markets. UOBBF Clearing
Limited's clearing membership affirms the growth potential and continuing
development of derivatives participation in Asia, and we are pleased to be
working in close partnership with them to unlock even greater liquidity for
the derivatives markets."

"The demand for derivatives trading on global exchanges has been increasing
among investors in Asia," said Terence Ong, Chairman of UOBBF Clearing
Limited. "As an offshore clearing member of the CME Group, we are able to
provide clients in the region with reliable clearing services for a wide range
of futures and options products listed on the world's largest group of futures

The addition of UOBBF Clearing Limited brings the total number of clearing
firms at CME Group to 71, with the Singapore-based firm becoming its sixth
Asian clearing member. The other five Asian clearing member firms are BOCI
Commodities and Futures Limited, China Merchant Futures (HK) Co. Limited,
Nanhua Futures (Hong Kong) Co. Ltd., Philip Futures Inc., and Straits
Financial LLC.

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( is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group
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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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United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global
network of more than 500 offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia
Pacific, Western Europe and North America. Since its incorporation in 1935,
UOB has grown organically and through a series of strategic acquisitions. In
Asia it operates through its branches and representative offices as well as
banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore
and Thailand.


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