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CME Group Statement on MF Global Segregation Violation

Thu Nov 17 2011

CHICAGO, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to inaccuracies reported yesterday, CME Group confirmed today that it followed CFTC requirements and CME Rules and procedures in reviewing MF Global's segregated funds statements and coordinating that review with the CFTC.  CME was advised in the early hours of Monday, October 31 that there was an actual shortfall in the segregated funds account and was told the CFTC was advised concurrently.  Shortly thereafter, CME Group discussed the shortfall in a conference call with the CFTC and other regulators.  CME Group is confident that it complied with all its obligations as a DSRO pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act.

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