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CME Group Recognized by InformationWeek for Technology Innovation and Leadership

Wed Sep 14 2011

CHICAGO, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that for the eighth year in a row it has been recognized in the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. The 2011 list was revealed last night at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.

"As a global company, we continue to look for ways to develop technology for the benefit of our customers, whether they are located in Asia or Europe and trading electronically, or on one of our trading floors in the United States utilizing a tablet device," said CME Group Chief Operating Officer Bryan Durkin. "Technology has become interwoven into the very fabric of our way of thinking, and we are passionate and excited as an organization about looking for ways to meet the needs of our customers."

"We are extremely proud of the accomplishments this past year from our entire information technology staff who have remained focused on several strategic initiatives at the same time as we continue to meet the daily needs of our customers, employees and partners," said CME Group Chief Information Officer Kevin Kometer. "In 2011, we completed and made operational our data center that will host our co-location services in 2012, launched our order routing agreement with MexDer, and last month went live with our new joint trading platform with our global strategic partner BM&FBovespa. These are all major achievements for CME Group as we continue to use our technology capabilities to execute our global growth strategy."

Watch Kevin Kometer discuss the InformationWeek 500 honor in a video here: http://players.brightcove.net/49919183001/46f29b5c-718a-4f1f-aabc-37aadea1426c_default/index.html?videoId=ref:110902infoweek.

"For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year's ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America's best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About CME Group

 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.

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered 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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