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CME Group Expands Weekly Agricultural Options Offering With Three New Oilseed and Livestock Options

Wed Aug 31 2011

CHICAGO, Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it has added weekly options on Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil and Live Cattle futures to begin trading September 26. Soybean Meal and Soybean Oil contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CBOT. Live Cattle contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.

"The addition of these three products to our existing suite of weekly options will enable customers to better manage short-term risk across a broad array of products," said Tim Andriesen, Managing Director, Agricultural Commodities and Alternative Investments, CME Group. "This growing season, market participants have used nearly 150,000 weekly grain options, in conjunction with our existing monthly and serial options, to mitigate short-term event risk associated with a number of adverse weather events and USDA reports."

Weekly Options on Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil and Live Cattle futures will be American style and will be listed for electronic trading on CME Globex and open-outcry. Expirations will be every Friday, except for those Fridays when standard or serial options are scheduled to expire. The exchange will list three options concurrently for each Soybean Meal, Soybean Oil and Live Cattle futures contract.

For additional information on Weekly Options on Agricultural Futures please visit www.cmegroup.com/weeklyags.

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 world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers 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.

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