News Release

CME Appoints Kelly P. Brown as Director, Equity Index Products

Tue Jun 21 2005

CHICAGO, June 21, 2005 - CME, the largest U.S. futures exchange, announced the appointment of Kelly P. Brown as Director, Equity Index Products. Brown, who has over 11 years of financial services experience specializing in equity and fixed income derivatives, will work with the CME Equity Index Products Team to generate new customer business in the company’s benchmark equity index products. Brown reports to Tina Lemieux, head of the equity index product line. “Kelly’s industry knowledge will be an asset to CME as we continue to deliver outstanding products and services to our customers,” said Lemieux. “We are pleased to have someone with such strong customer relationships join our team and help us execute our growth strategy.” Since 2000, CME equity index products have a cumulative annual growth rate of 46 percent. Trading in CME E-mini™ equity index products averaged 1.2 million contracts per day in May, and year-to-date volume has increased 23 percent over 2004 levels. In June, CME set single-day trading volume records in the CME® E-mini™ Russell 2000® (200,618 contracts), CME E-mini™ Russell 1000® (7,424 contracts) and CME E-mini™ S&P MidCap 400® (36,305 contracts). Brown, 37, previously served as a Vice President for Banc of America Futures Inc. where he was responsible for futures sales with cross-selling emphasis in the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. He also worked in a variety of roles for Cargill Investor Services Inc., most recently as Strategic Account Manager and Assistant Vice President. Brown is a Series 3 registered representative He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance from Loyola University Chicago and a master’s degree in financial markets and trading from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (www.cme.com) is the largest futures exchange in the United States. As an international marketplace, CME brings together buyers and sellers on CME Globex electronic trading platform and on its trading floors. CME offers futures and options on futures primarily in four product areas: interest rates, stock indexes, foreign exchange and commodities. The exchange moved about $1.5 billion per day in settlement payments in first quarter 2005 and managed $44.4 billion in collateral deposits as of March 31, 2005, including $4.3 billion in deposits for non-CME products. CME is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ: CME), which is part of the Russell 1000® Index. Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME, the globe logo and CME Globex are registered trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. E-mini is a trademark of CME. CLEARING 21 is a registered trademark of CME and New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. S&P, S&P 500, NASDAQ-100, Nikkei 225, Russell 1000, Russell 2000, TRAKRS, Total Return Asset Contracts and other trade names, service marks, trademarks and registered trademarks that are not proprietary to Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. are the property of their respective owners, and are used herein under license.

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