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Chairman of CME to Address Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs

Thu Sep 08 2005

CHICAGO, September 8, 2005 – CME Chairman Terrence A. Duffy will deliver remarks before the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on Thursday, September 8, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538, Washington, D.C. He will present CME’s suggestions for expanding the positive impact of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. The text of his prepared remarks will be available on CME’s website at www.cme.com, beginning at approximately 11:00 a.m. Chicago Time. Duffy Oral Testimony 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 $1.6 billion per day in settlement payments in first-half of 2005 and managed $43.7 billion in collateral deposits at June 30, 2005, including $4.0 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 and Globex are registered trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. 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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