News Release

CME Announces Independence Day Holiday Hours

Thu Jun 22 2006

CHICAGO, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME has announced the following trading schedule in conjunction with the Independence Day holiday (all times are Central time):

  Sunday, July 2    CME Globex Regular Open, excluding ethanol, for the CME
                    Globex trade date of Monday, July 3, 2006.

  Monday, July 3    Commodity futures, foreign exchange (FX), interest
                    rates, housing options and GSCI® products traded on
                    Exchange trading floors close at 12:00 p.m. (Commodity
                    options close at 12:02 p.m.)  Weather options traded on
                    Exchange trading floors are closed. Equity index
                    products traded on the trading floor close at 12:15 p.m.

                    Interest rate and FX products traded on CME Globex®
                    will close at 4:00 p.m. Commodities, fertilizer and
                    GSCI® traded on CME Globex will close at 12:00 p.m.
                    Products closing at their regular times on CME Globex
                    are Eurozone HICP (10:00 a.m.), CPI and housing (2:00
                    p.m.), and NYMEX energy (4:15 p.m.).  Products traded on
                    CME Globex closing early are equity indexes (12:15
                    p.m.), ETFs (12:15 p.m.), TRAKRS® (12:00 p.m.), and
                    weather (12:00p.m.). Ethanol on CME Globex is closed.
                    CME Globex Regular Open excluding GSCI, TRAKRS, ETFs,
                    weather, ethanol, live cattle, feeder cattle, lean hogs,
                    pork bellies, cash-settled butter and class III milk for
                    the CME Globex trade date of Wednesday, July 5, 2006.

  Tuesday, July 4   Exchange trading floors are closed.  On CME Globex,
                    equity indexes close at 10:30 a.m. and foreign exchange,
                    interest rates, CPI, housing and NYMEX energy products
                    close at 12:00 p.m.
                    CME Globex Regular Open for the CME Globex trade date of
                    Wednesday, July 5, 2006.

  Wednesday, July 5 Regular trading sessions for CME Globex and Exchange
                    trading floors.

For more details, CME Regular Trading Hours (RTH) and CME Globex® holiday schedules can be viewed at


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