News Release

Photo Opportunity: CBOT Rings in New Year With Confetti Shower

Fri Dec 29 2006

For Immediate Release

December 29, 2006

Media Contact:
Jordan Mandelberg
(312) 341-3120
news@cbot.com

*** Photo Opportunity ***

CBOT RINGS IN NEW YEAR WITH CONFETTI SHOWER
AS EXCHANGE SETS NEW ALL-TIME ANNUAL VOLUME RECORD

WHAT:         Shower of confetti at the closing bell.

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) members will once again celebrate a record-setting year on the final day of trading for 2006. In 2006, the CBOT set an all-time volume record, as the total surpassed 801 million contracts traded.  The previous record, 674,651,393 contracts, was set in 2005.

The Exchange invites media to take photos as a shower of confetti falls at the closing bell on the Agricultural trading floor and CBOT floor traders celebrate the year’s end. 
                                

WHEN:         Friday, December 29, 2006, at 12:00p.m. CDT  (Please arrive no later than 11:45 a.m.)

LOCATION:   Chicago Board of Trade, 141 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL

CONTACT:     Please RSVP to Jordan Mandelberg
                                                  CBOT Communications
                                                  (312) 341-3120
                                                   jmandelberg@cbot.com.

About the CBOT
As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products.  Building on its 158-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise.  Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide.  For more information, visit our website at www.cbot.com

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