News Release

CME Christmas and New Year's Holiday Schedules

Tue Dec 13 2005

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME has announced the following trading schedule for the Christmas and New Year's holidays (all times are Central time):

  Friday, Dec. 23       CME commodity futures, foreign exchange, interest
                        rate, GSCI® and weather options products will
                        close early at 12:00 noon Central Time (CT), and
                        commodity options will close at 12:02 p.m. CT.
                        Floor-traded CME equity products will have normal
                        trading hours. CME foreign exchange, equity indexes
                        and interest rate products traded on CME®
                        Globex® will close at 3:15 p.m. CT.

  Sunday, Dec. 25       CME Globex closed for the Christmas holiday.

  Monday, Dec. 26       CME Globex and Exchange trading floors closed for
                        the Christmas holiday. CME Globex resumes trading at
                        5:00 p.m. for the trade date of Tuesday, Dec. 27,
                        2005.

  Tuesday, Dec. 27      Regular trading resumes for CME Globex and Exchange
                        trading floors. CME Globex regular close; regular
                        open at 5:00 p.m. CT for the trade date of
                        Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005.

  Friday, Dec. 30       CME commodity futures, foreign exchange, interest
                        rate, GSCI and weather options products will close
                        early at 12:00 noon Central Time (CT), and commodity
                        options will close at 12:02 p.m. CT. Floor-traded
                        CME equity products will have normal trading hours.
                        CME foreign exchange, equity indexes and interest
                        rate products traded on CME Globex will close at
                        3:15 p.m. CT.

  Sunday, Jan. 1        CME Globex is closed for New Year's Day.

  Monday, Jan. 2        CME Globex and Exchange trading floors closed for
                        the New Year holiday. CME Globex resumes trading at
                        5:00 p.m. for the trade date of Tuesday, Jan. 3,
                        2006.

  Tuesday, Jan. 3       Regular trading resumes for CME Globex and Exchange
                        trading floors. CME Globex regular close; regular
                        open at 5:00 p.m. CT for the trade date of
                        Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006.

For more details, CME Regular Trading Hours (RTH) and CME® Globex® holiday schedules can be viewed at http://www.cme.com/trading/res/cch/holiday_calendar3513.html .

SOURCE: CME

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