News Release

CBOT AG OPTIONS SET NEW DAILY VOLUME RECORD

Thu Jan 18 2007

For Immediate Release

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Debbie Baratz
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CBOT AGRICULTURAL OPTIONS SET NEW DAILY TRADING VOLUME RECORD
Exchange’s Corn and Federal Funds Options Set Volume Records

CHICAGO, IL, January 18, 2007 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) today announced that trading in its Agricultural options set a new daily volume record yesterday, climbing above 250,000 contracts for the first time. The new record of 252,217 contracts surpasses the previous record of 242,189 contracts set on October 13, 2006.

The Exchange’s Corn options contract also set a new daily volume record yesterday. A total of 186,957 contracts traded, eclipsing the previous record of 165,297 contracts set on November 8, 2006. In addition, the CBOT’s 30-Day Federal Funds options contract set a new daily record with 143,726 contracts. The previous record of 133,559 contracts was set on December 13, 2006.

The CBOT set additional Agricultural records yesterday. To view the entire list of records, please visit the Exchange website at http://www.cbot.com/cbot/pub/page/0,3181,370,00.html#daily

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