News Release

CME Announces Independence Day Holiday Hours

Fri Jul 01 2005

Friday, July 1 Commodity futures, foreign exchange (FX), interest rate, and GSCI® products traded on Exchange trading floors close at 12 p.m. (Commodity options close at 12:02 p.m.) Equity index products traded on the trading floor close at their regularly scheduled time of 3:15 p.m. Equity index, interest rate and FX products traded on CME® Globex® during regular trading hours will close at 3:15 p.m. Commodities, weather, and GSCI® traded on CME Globex will close at 12 noon. Products closing at their regular times on CME Globex are equity indexes (3:15 p.m.), CPI (2:00 p.m.), TRAKRSSM (3:00 p.m.), X-Funds (3:15 p.m.) and ETFs (3:15 p.m.). Sunday, July 3 CME Globex has a regular trading session opening at 5 p.m. for the trade date of Tuesday, July 5. Monday, July 4 Exchange trading floors closed in observance of Independence Day. CME Globex trading continues uninterrupted, except for equity products which observe a 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. trading break, and interest rate and foreign exchange products which observe a 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. trading break. CME Globex traded TRAKRS, X-Funds and ETFs do not open on Monday, July 4. Tuesday, July 5 Regular trading sessions for CME Globex and Exchange trading floors. All times are Central time 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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