News Release

Reuters and Chicago Board of Trade Announce Joint Marketing Agreement

Mon Sep 18 2006

September 18, 2006


New York – Reuters and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), one of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges, today announced a joint marketing initiative to promote access to CBOT markets via Reuters terminals.  Connectivity to the e-cbot® electronic trading platform will be available via Reuters Trading for Exchanges, an electronic trading capability that will allow around 120,000 Reuters users to deal in exchange traded markets direct from their desktops.

Reuters and the CBOT will initiate an integrated marketing campaign to jointly promote this connectivity.  The campaign, which will include joint sales events and customer presentations, will kick off with a New York-based customer event on 26 September.  Similar launch events will follow in London and Hong Kong over the next two months.

When live, Reuters buy-side customers will use Reuters Trading for Exchanges to access e-cbot through a wide range of broker dealers available on the trading service.  For the broker dealers providing access to e-cbot, this represents an exciting opportunity to access and market their services to a vast buy-side community. 

Stephen Wilson, Global Head of Exchange Traded Markets at Reuters, says, “I’m delighted with the establishment of this initiative.  The CBOT is one of the leading futures exchanges in the world and access to it via Reuters brings real added-value to our customers.  Its support for Reuters Trading for Exchanges shows the strength of this proposition, and is a powerful illustration of the shift to electronic trading in commodities and derivatives market.”

Robert D. Ray, Senior Vice President of Business Development at the CBOT said, “We look forward to working with Reuters to bring market participants greater access to CBOT markets.  Thousands of Reuters customers will now be able to trade in CBOT markets directly from their Reuters terminals.  This partnership represents a breakthrough in convenience as traders will gain more flexibility in the ways they access trading opportunities at the CBOT.”

The formal launch of Reuters Trading for Exchanges is expected to take place in the early part of the fourth quarter.



Johnny Weir                                                                 Jennifer J. Rook
Reuters Media Relations                                               CBOT Media Relations
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About Reuters Trading for Exchanges

With Reuters Trading for Exchanges, buy-side institutions will be able to discover the price of an instrument and select from a range of leading brokers offering trade execution and clearing services all from a single screen.  Orders will be transmitted to participating brokers using industry standard FIX messaging.

Reuters Trading for Exchanges will be available via Reuters 3000 Xtra, Reuters Trader for Commodities and Reuters Station, which have around 120,000 users worldwide, but will be extended to other Reuters desktop products – a potential community of over 300,000 users.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may be deemed to include forward-looking statements relating to Reuters within the meaning of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Certain important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those disclosed in such forward-looking statements are described in Reuters Annual Report and Form 20-F 2005 under the heading "Risk Factors".  Copies of the Annual Report and Form 20-F 2005 are available on request from Reuters Group PLC, South Colonnade, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EP.  Any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of Reuters speak only as of the date they are made, and Reuters does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.

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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