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20 South Wacker Drive

Chicago, IL 60606

United States

Phone: 312-930-1000

Fax: 312-466-4410

CME Group Inc. serves the risk management and investment needs of customers worldwide. The company offers the range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities and metals. The company’s products include both exchange-traded and privately negotiated futures and options contracts and swaps. The company brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform worldwide and its open outcry trading facilities in Chicago and New York City; and provides hosting, connectivity and customer support for electronic trading through its co-location services. The company’s CME Direct technology offers side-by-side trading of exchange-listed and privately negotiated markets. The company provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for cleared swaps; and provides regulatory reporting solutions for market participants through its global repository services in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. Additionally, the company offers a range of market data services — including live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports and a historical data service — and continues to expand into the index services business. The company’s products are traded through CME Globex and other electronic trading platforms, its open outcry auction markets in Chicago and New York City, and through privately negotiated transactions that the company clears. The company’s CME Globex electronic platform is the trading engine for its central limit order book markets, and is available on a global basis approximately 24 hours a day throughout the trading week. The CME Globex platform is accessible through various vendor provided and custom built trading systems that benefit from its open application programming interface approach. For the privately negotiated markets, the company offers brokers and customers the CME Direct system for arranging, executing, recording and risk-managing trades. CME Direct is a trading and analysis system that also includes CME Messenger for instant-message capabilities and CME Straight-Through Processing for connecting trade information directly with customer order management and risk management systems and is designed to reduce errors and improve efficiency. Together, the company’s platforms offer certainty of execution; vast capabilities to facilitate complex and demanding trading; direct market access; fairness, price transparency and anonymity; convenience and efficiency; and global distribution, including connection through high-speed international telecommunications hubs in key financial centers in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and hosting or global order routing to the company’s global partner exchanges. The company also offers co-location services at its data center facility, which houses its trading match engines for all products traded on the CME Globex electronic trading platform. The service provides the lowest latency connection for the company’s customers. The company offers various market data services for the futures, equities and the cleared swaps markets. The company’s joint venture with McGraw-Hill combines the capabilities of S&P Indices and Dow Jones Indices. As part of the joint venture, the company owns a long-term, ownership-linked, license to list futures and options on futures based on the S&P 500 Index and certain other S&P indices. The company has a licensing agreement with FTSE Russell and launched respective E-mini Russell 1000 futures in September 2015. The company also continues to expand its existing intellectual property portfolio for its technology, products and services offerings. Customer Base The company’s customer base includes professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, major corporations, manufacturers, producers, governments and central banks. The company’s customers could connect to its CME Globex electronic trading platform from access points worldwide. Customers might be members of one or more of the company’s Chicago Mercantile Ex

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