News Release

CME Group Announces Annual Corporate Officer Promotions

Tue Feb 12 2008

CHICAGO, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, today announced the following Corporate Officer promotions which are effective February 17:

  -- Anne E. Bagan, 47, Managing Director, Audits
     Bagan is responsible for overseeing CME Group's Clearing House Audit
     function. She and her team are responsible for reviewing the financial
     wherewithal and clearing fee payments for both CME and CBOT clearing
     member firms.  Before joining the company in 1988, Bagan held auditing
     and accounting roles for Arthur Andersen and Saul Stone & Company.  She
     earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the
     University of Iowa.  She is a Certified Public Accountant.

  -- Edward M. Gogol, 54, Managing Director, Clearing Solutions
     Gogol is responsible for providing technical leadership for CME
     Clearing systems, including Clearing 21 and CME SPAN®.  Prior to
     joining the company in 1987, Gogol held financial and accounting
     systems consulting roles.  He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry
     from the University of Chicago and a master of management degree in
     finance from Northwestern University's J. L. Kellogg School of
     Management.

  -- Philip J. Papesh, 52, Managing Director, Exchange Business Systems
     Development
     Papesh oversees administrative systems -- over 40 applications that
     support the company's regulatory, financial, membership, human
     resources, enterprise database and market statistic systems which store
     and disseminate information to ensure a fair and transparent
     marketplace.  Before joining the company in 2000, Papesh held
     technology management and systems integration roles for Tava
     Technologies and for Inland Steel Co.  He earned bachelor's and
     master's degrees in electrical engineering from Purdue University and
     an MBA degree from the University of Chicago.

  -- John C. Peschier, 40, Managing Director, Investor Relations
     Peschier serves as the primary liaison between CME Group and the
     investment community. Before joining the company in 2001, Peschier
     served in investor relations roles for Union Pacific Corp., F.Y.I.
     Incorporated and marchFIRST.  He earned a bachelor's degree in business
     administration from the University of New Hampshire and an MBA degree
     in finance and corporate strategy from the University of Michigan.

  -- Aditya Agrawal, 40, Director, Internal Audit
     Agrawal is responsible for the company's internal audit team and for
     reporting on the company's internal controls to its Board-level Audit
     Committee.  Before joining the company in 2005, Agrawal served in
     consulting, operations, technology and audit roles at American Express
     TBS, SDG Corporation, Transamerica Finance Corporation, Aerial
     Communication and First Chicago NBD Corporation.  He earned a
     bachelor's degree in mathematics from Panjab University, a master's
     degree in computer applications from Thapar Institute of Engineering, a
     master's degree in computer science from SUNY Tech. and an MBA degree
     in finance and international business from University of Chicago
     Graduate School of Business.  He is a Certified Financial Services
     Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Information Systems
     Auditor, Certified Information Systems Security Professional and
     Certified Fraud Examiner.

  -- Sunil Cutinho, 36, Director, Enterprise Architecture
     Cutinho is responsible for improving technology collaboration with
     business units, developing a technology strategy aligned with the CME
     Group business strategy and providing technology analysis for business
     development activities, mergers and acquisitions.  He has over 14 years
     of technology experience including various positions at CNA Insurance,
     Proxicom, VISA International and GDS.  He joined CME Group in 2002.
     Cutinho earned a bachelor's degree in electronics and
     telecommunications engineering from the University of Madras in Madras,
     India.

  -- Kate Darcy, 35, Director, Market Education
     Darcy is responsible for leading the development and execution of the
     company's global education strategy as she works to establish CME Group
     as the source of education thought leadership in the derivatives and
     risk management industries.  Before joining the company in 2000, Darcy
     held portfolio and relationship management roles at Heller Financial
     and Bank One.  She earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and finance
     from the University of Dayton and an MBA degree in Marketing and
     Management and Strategy from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate
     School of Management.

  -- Dennis Genetski, 39, Director, Front-end Systems Technology
     Genetski is responsible for the development of the company's market
     data systems and Internet solutions.  Before joining the company in
     1999, Genetski held technology positions with Utec Consulting Group,
     Chicago Capital, and Robert Genetski and Associates.  He earned a
     bachelor's degree in English from the University of Illinois at
     Chicago.

  -- Dmitriy Glinberg, 38, Director, Risk Systems Development
     Glinberg is responsible for providing advanced risk management
     capabilities, especially CME SPAN® (Standard Portfolio Analysis of
     Risk), within CME Clearing.  Before joining the company in 1998,
     Glinberg held software development roles for Andersen Consulting LLP
     (now Accenture) and Northwestern University.  He earned a master's
     degree in computer science from Moscow State Institute of
     Radio-Engineering Electronics and Automation and his MBA from the
     University of Chicago.

  -- Stanley M. Howarth, 48, Director, Environment Support Group
     Howarth oversees the management of CME Group's quality assurance and
     development testing environments.  Before joining the company in 1996,
     Howarth held a variety of technology consulting positions in Canada.
     He earned an Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from
     the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and an Associate Degree in
     Computer Science from Mount Royal College in Alberta.  He also earned a
     bachelor's degree in business management and an MBA in technology
     management, both from the University of Phoenix.  He also holds a
     Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification from the Project
     Management Institute and is an ASQ Certified Quality Manager.

  -- Gautam Khanna, 35, Director, Market Operations Technical Support
     Khanna oversees technical support for CME Globex, as well as the
     technical support of market operations in both certification and
     production environments.  Before joining the company in 1998, Khanna
     held programming and network support positions for Legacy Technologies,
     Kinetic Technologies and Andrews Information Systems.  He earned a
     bachelor's degree in electronics engineering from Manipal Institute of
     Technology, India; a master's degree in administration from Andrews
     University and a master's degree cum laude in information systems from
     DePaul University.

  -- Walt Litzenberger, 49, Director, Enterprise Database Systems
     Litzenberger is responsible for the design, installation, tuning and
     support of all mainframe and distributed mission critical database
     management systems for CME Group.  Prior to joining the company in
     1997, Litzenberger held technology roles at Helene Curtis and Chicago
     and North Western Transportation.  He earned a bachelor's degree in
     business administration from Drake University.

  -- Lawrence Nawrot, 49, Director, Quality Management
     Nawrot is responsible for quality management of the company's CME
     Globex electronic trading platform.  Since joining the company in 1986,
     Nawrot has held positions of increasing responsibility in the company's
     Technology Division.  Previously, he held several management positions
     with Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. He earned a bachelor's degree in
     finance from DePaul University and a JD degree from Northwestern
     University.

  -- Frances L. Sisul, 34, Director, Compensation & Benefits
     Sisul is responsible for managing the strategic direction, development
     and day-to-day implementation and administration of compensation and
     benefit programs, as well as oversees the company's health care center.
     Before joining the company in 2004, Sisul held compensation roles at
     Hewitt Associates and DePaul University.  She earned a bachelor's
     degree in political science from Northwestern University and a master's
     degree in public services management from DePaul University.

  -- Gregory H. Swallow, 38, Director, Clearing IT Architecture and Delivery
     Swallow is responsible for CME Group's Clearing IT software
     architecture, software quality assurance and project management.
     Before joining the company in 2003, Swallow served in software
     development consulting roles for Accenture.  He earned a bachelor's
     degree in computer information systems from Bradley University.

  -- Joseph C. Tramontana, 37, Director, Staff Systems
     Tramontana is responsible for managing the company's enterprise
     database, an internal system that supports membership, shareholder
     relations, the CME Globex Control Center, CME Globex Account
     Management, trading floor support and regulatory surveillance. He is
     responsible for entity data management and registration strategies that
     support CME Group's ability to attract prospective strategic partners.
     Before joining the company in 1999, Tramontana held various roles of
     increasing responsibility at technology consulting firms.  He earned a
     bachelor's degree in computer science and applied data processing from
     Northern Illinois University.

  -- John Verburgt, 40, Director, Compliance and Controls
     Verburgt oversees the company's compliance and internal controls
     program.  Prior to joining the company in 2004, Verburgt worked seven
     years in financial and technology roles at McDonald's Corporation.  He
     earned a bachelor's degree in finance from DePaul University and an MBA
     degree in finance from Loyola University in Chicago. He is a Certified
     Public Accountant.

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 Holdings Inc. (CME) and CBOT Holdings, Inc. (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. TRAKRS and Total Return Asset Contracts are trademarks of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. 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/.

CME-G

SOURCE: CME Group

CONTACT: Media, Allan Schoenberg, +1-312-930-8189, or Laurie Bischel,
+1-312-648-8698, news@cmegroup.com, or Investors, John Peschier,
+1-312-930-8491, all of CME Group

Web site: http://www.cme.com/
http://www.cmegroup.mediaroom.com/

Corporate Communications

+1 312 930 3434
Email