News Release

CME Trust to Announce $10 Million in Grant Commitments for Chicagoland Education and Health Initiatives

Mon Dec 11 2006

CHICAGO, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ --

  What:    A breakfast meeting to announce the first grant commitments of
           CME Trust

  Where:   CME Executive Conference Center
           20 S. Wacker Drive

  When:    Tuesday, December 12, 2006
           8:00 am

  Media should report to CME Lobby by 7:45 am
  Media must have valid press credentials to be admitted

  Who:     Mayor Richard M. Daley
           CME Trust trustees Leo Melamed, Jack Sandner, Jim Oliff and
           Howard Siegel
           Representatives from 20 universities, schools and nonprofit
           organizations, including high school and junior high school

  Why:     By using its annual net income of over $3 million for charitable
           purposes in the Chicagoland area, and by making large, multi-year
           grant commitments, CME Trust is doing its part to solidify
           Chicago's position as the center of education in financial
           markets, futures and derivatives, while at the same time
           providing better educational opportunities for children in and
           around Chicago by focusing on their health and readiness to
           learn. Mayor Daley will help the CME Trust celebrate this new
           philanthropic force in Chicago, joined by leaders in the City's
           education and nonprofit community along with students who will
           benefit from the CME Trust grants.

  To RSVP: Kassie Davis, CME Trust Executive Director, at 312-930-3292


CONTACT: Kassie Davis of CME Trust, +1-312-930-3292, or

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