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CME Group Listed on InformationWeek 500 for Fourth Consecutive Year

Wed Sep 19 2007

CHICAGO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, today announced that it has been named to the InformationWeek 500. This is the fourth consecutive year the exchange has been named to this prestigious list of technology innovators. The top 2007 InformationWeek 500 companies will be revealed at a gala awards ceremony held during the InformationWeek 500 Conference in Tucson, Arizona from September 16-19.

For nearly 20 years, InformationWeek has identified and honored the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual listing. The list is unique among corporate rankings because it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

"The InformationWeek 500 honors today's leading companies who set the benchmark for business technology strategies and projects," said InformationWeek vice president and publisher, John Siefert. "The companies on our list are some of the most innovative users of technology."

"Technology continues to be a major driver of our business as we expand globally to reach our customers through electronic trading," said CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy. "We are extremely proud of our technology achievements and remain committed to focusing on the needs of our customers around the world through the innovative use of technology. As our industry continues to transform we will rely on our technology leadership to explore new opportunities to expand our business."

"This award once again reflects the hard work of our employees and their commitment to innovation and customer service," said CME Group Chief Executive Officer Craig Donohue. "Since the close of our merger agreement with CBOT in July, maintaining our global leadership position in financial technology through CME Globex, our electronic trading platform, has remained a priority. With the completion of integrating CBOT products onto CME Globex in January 2008, we will offer our customers around the world access to the most comprehensive set of benchmark products in all major asset classes."

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/. For more about the InformationWeek 500 Conference featuring keynote speaker, Ram Charan, visit http://www.informationweekconference.com/.

About CME Group

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, 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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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, 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."

The Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME Group, Globex and E-mini, are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago. Standard & Poor's, S&P 500 and S&P, S&P MidCap 400, Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts and SPDR are trademarks of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. NASDAQ, NASDAQ-100 and the NASDAQ-100 Index are trademarks of The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. Nikkei and Nikkei 225 are trademarks of Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc. The Russell 2000 Index and Russell 1000 Index are registered trademarks of Frank Russell Co. TRAKRS and Total Return Asset Contracts are trademarks of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. GSCI is a trademark of Goldman Sachs & Co. Morgan Stanley Capital International, MSCI, and EAFE are trademarks of MSCI. FTSE/Xinhua China 25 is a trademark of FTSE Xinhua Index Limited. Dow Jones and Dow Jones Industrial Average are trademarks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. CDR Liquid 50 NAIG is a trademark of Credit Derivatives Research LLC. These trademarks are used herein under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group and its products can be found at http://www.cmegroup.com/.

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SOURCE: CME Group

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