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CME Group Extends Offerings of S&P/Case-Shiller Housing Contracts

Wed Aug 08 2007

CHICAGO, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, announced the extension of its housing futures and options contracts based on the S&P/Case-Shiller® Home Price and Composite Indices out to 60 months, scheduled to begin September 17.

Contract months extending out 18 months will be listed on a quarterly cycle of February, May, August and November. Contracts listed 19 to 36 months out will be available on a biannual schedule of May and November contracts. An annual November listing schedule will apply to contracts listed 37 to 60 months out into the future.

The expanded listing schedule for the cash-settled futures and options contracts on 10 cities and one composite index is in response to customer requests. Contracts listed further out will allow for more opportunities for protection or profit in up or down markets in the same way that investors manage risk for other CME Group products such as agriculture or financial contracts.

CME Group began listing housing futures and options in May 2006. The 10 cities include Boston, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington D.C., in addition to the composite index containing all 10 cities. The Housing indices were developed in cooperation with MacroMarkets LLC. For more information, please go to http://www.cme.com/housing.

CME Group (http://www.cmegroup.com/) is the world's largest and most diverse exchange. Formed by the 2007 merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on its trading floors. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, agricultural commodities, energy, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."

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SOURCE: CME Group

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