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February 08, 2016 2:02 AM ET

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Company Overview of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.

Company Overview

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. operates a stock exchange in Chicago, which provides futures contracts and options on futures for its financial products such as interest rates, stock indexes, foreign exchange, and commodities. It also provides electronic trading floor and GLOBEX, which is an electronic trading platform. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. was formerly known as Chicago Butter and Egg Board and changed its name to Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. in December, 1919. The company was founded in 1898 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. operates as a subsidiary of CME Group Inc.

20 South Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606

United States

Founded in 1898

Phone:

312-930-1000

Fax:

312-466-4410

Key Executives for Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.

Director of Corporate Finance
Age: 50
Director of Financial Research
Managing Director of Global Account Management
Age: 45
Director of Interest Rate Products
Director of Direct Marketing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Key Developments

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Enters into Renewal of 364-Day Multi-Currency Credit Facility

On November 5, 2015, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. entered into a renewal of its 364-day multi-currency credit facility with each of the banks from time to time party thereto; Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Collateral Agent; Bank of China, Chicago Branch, Barclays Bank PLC, BMO Harris Bank N.A., Citibank, N.A., Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, Lloyds Bank PLC, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., United Overseas Bank Limited, New York Agency, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Syndication Agents; the Bank of Nova Scotia, as Document Agent; and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Bank of China, Chicago Branch, Barclays Bank PLC, BMO Harris Bank N.A., Citibank, N.A., Commerzbank AG, New York Branch, Lloyds Bank PLC, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., United Overseas Bank Limited, New York Agency, and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners. The credit facility is for a line of credit for $7 billion to provide temporary liquidity to the company in circumstances where CME is entitled to use the guaranty fund, performance bonds and other collateral of its clearing members to satisfy any outstanding obligations of any defaulting clearing member to CME as provided in the CME Rulebook and in circumstances where problems exist with a money transfer system that affect CMEs operations. The credit facility is collateralized by clearing firm guaranty fund contributions and performance bond assets held by CME. The credit facility also provides the company the ability to seek to increase the line of credit from $7 billion to $10 billion, provided, however, the participating banks are not obligated to comply with CME's request.

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. Enters into Renewal of its 364-Day Multi-Currency Credit Facility

On November 6, 2014, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. entered into a renewal of its 364-day multi-currency credit facility with each of the banks from time to time party thereto; Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent; Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Collateral Agent; Bank of China, Chicago Branch, Barclays Bank PLC, BMO Harris Bank N.A., Citibank, N.A. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., as Syndication Agents; Lloyds Bank PLC and Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as Documentation Agents; and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Bank of China, Chicago Branch, Barclays Bank PLC, BMO Capital Markets Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Book Runners. The credit facility is for a line of credit for $7 billion to provide temporary liquidity to CME in circumstances where CME is entitled to use the guaranty fund, performance bonds and other collateral of its clearing members to satisfy any outstanding obligations of any defaulting clearing member to CME as provided in the CME Rulebook and in circumstances where problems exist with a money transfer system that affect CMEs operations. The credit facility is collateralized by clearing firm guaranty fund contributions and performance bond assets held by CME. The credit facility also provides CME the ability to seek to increase the line of credit from $7 billion to $10 billion, provided, however, the participating banks are not obligated to comply with request.

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