News Release

CBOT TO HONOR FORMER U.S. PRES. GERALD FORD ON JAN 2, 2007

Fri Dec 29 2006

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Craig Grabiner
(312) 341-5758
news@cbot.com                                             

CBOT TO HONOR FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT GERALD R. FORD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2007

CHICAGO, IL, December 29, 2006 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) today announced the following schedule, in accordance with the National Day of Mourning in honor of former President Gerald R. Ford on January 2, 2007.  All times listed refer to Central Standard Time.

Agricultural Products
Open auction trading of CBOT Agricultural products will be closed.

Trading of Agricultural products on the CBOT electronic trading platform will open at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 1, 2007.  They will close at the normal time of 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 2.  Thereafter, electronic trading of Agricultural products will be closed.

Interest Rate Products
Open auction trading of Interest Rate products will open, as usual, at 7:20 a.m. and will close early at noon.

Electronic trading of Interest Rate products will open as usual at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 1, 2007 and will close at 12:15 p.m. on January 2.

Equity Index and Metals Products
Open auction trading will be closed.

Electronic trading of Equity Index products and Metals products will open as usual at 6:15 p.m. on Monday, January 1, 2007.  All trading in Equity products and Metals products will close early at 8:15 a.m. on January 2. 

Dow Jones AIG Index Products
Electronic trading of Dow Jones AIG Index products will be closed.

Regular CBOT trading hours will resume for Wednesday, January 3, 2007.

About the CBOT
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