News Release

CBOT To Make DJ-AIG Index Contract Available For Wholesale Transactions

Thu Dec 14 2006

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:                                                                 
Craig Grabiner                                    
(312) 341-5758                                              


CHICAGO, IL, December 14, 2006 – The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT®) today announced that effective Monday, December 18, 2006, its Dow Jones-AIG Commodity Index Excess Return (DJ-AIG ER) futures contract will be eligible for wholesale transactions.

Robert D. Ray, Senior Vice President of Business Development at the CBOT said, “Our customers had been seeking an efficient method to negotiate large DJ-AIG ER transactions at a single price.  Based on their feedback, the CBOT elected to make the contracts eligible for wholesale trading.  Combined with the security of a trade guaranteed by the CBOT’s clearing service provider, this action offers our customers increased flexibility and a strong alignment with over-the-counter practices.  In addition, the CBOT’s market maker program for the DJ-AIG ER futures contract ensures a consistent, two-sided market.”

The electronically-traded CBOT DJ-AIG ER contract is the result of a license agreement among the CBOT, Dow JonesSM and AIG Financial Products Corp. (AIGFP).  Wholesale transactions will be available Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm CT.

About the CBOT

As one of the leading global derivative exchanges, the Chicago Board of Trade provides a diverse mix of financial, equity and commodity futures and options-on-futures products.  Building on its 158-year history, the CBOT continues to advance into the future using the strength of deep liquidity, market integrity and member-trader expertise.  Using superior trading technology in both electronic and open-auction trading platforms, the CBOT provides premier customer service to risk managers and investors worldwide.  For more information, visit our website at

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“Dow Jones,” “AIG®” and “Dow Jones-AIG Commodity IndexSM” are service marks of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. and American International Group, Inc. (“American International Group”), as the case may be, and have been licensed for use for certain purposes by CBOT.  CBOT’s DJ-AIG ER contract based on the Dow Jones-AIG Commodity IndexSM, are not sponsored, endorsed, sold or promoted by Dow Jones, AIG Financial Products Corp. (“AIG-FP”), American International Group, or any of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, and none of Dow Jones, AIG-FP, American International Group, or any of their respective subsidiaries or affiliates, makes any representation regarding the advisability of investing in such contracts.

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