News Release

CBOT Confirms Annual Meeting Date for Exchange Members

Thu Mar 09 2006

For Immediate Release                                                         
Media Contact: 
Maria C. Gemskie
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Investors:
Tami Kamarauskas
312-789-8532                                                                                                                          InvestorRelations@cbot.com

CBOT Confirms Annual Meeting Date for Exchange Members

Chicago, IL, March 9, 2006 – The Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. (CBOT®) today confirmed that, as previously reported in a notice to members, it will hold its annual meeting of members on May 2, 2006, the same day that its parent company, CBOT Holdings, Inc., will hold its annual meeting of stockholders.  The record date for the annual meeting of members is March 22, 2006. 

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 157-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 web site at www.cbot.com.

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