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CME Group Named 'Derivatives Exchange of the Year' By Risk Magazine

Tue Jan 11 2011

CHICAGO, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it has been named Derivatives Exchange of the Year in Risk Magazine's annual Risk Awards.

The annual awards by the industry leading publication recognize best practices and innovation in the risk management and derivatives markets in more than 20 categories across banks, brokerage houses, investors and market providers.  Judging criteria included risk management, client service, forward-thinking on regulatory issues and liquidity provision.

"To be named Risk Magazine's Derivatives Exchange of the Year is a tribute to our ongoing commitment to deliver innovative products, technology and service to our global customer base," said CME Group Executive Chairman, Terry Duffy.  "We are honored that our industry has recognized our company in such a significant way, and we look forward to advancing our reputation as the place where the world comes to manage risk."

"This is a tremendous achievement for our company and our employees," said CME Group CEO Craig Donohue.  "This award is a testament to our efforts to provide safe, transparent and liquid markets and help global market participants effectively manage their risk.  We will continue to deliver value to our customers by positioning CME Group as a leader in technology and innovation."

The awards were judged by an editorial panel of senior Risk editors and staff writers. Judging criteria included risk management, client service, forward-thinking on regulatory issues and liquidity provision. Candidates had to demonstrate that they met the needs of their clients in the most efficient, cost-effective way.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.   CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort®.   These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets.

The Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME Group, Globex, E-mini and CME ClearPort 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.  NYMEX and New York Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Further information about CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.

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