News Release

CME Group Surpasses One Billion Contracts Traded on CME Globex in a Single Year

Fri Oct 05 2007

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, announced today that for the first time it surpassed one billion contracts traded electronically on CME Globex®, the exchange's electronic trading platform, in a single year, excluding non-traditional TRAKRS® futures contracts. This milestone was reached during yesterday's trading session.

Average daily volume for the year for products traded on CME Globex is 5.2 million contracts, an increase of 38 percent over average daily volume traded electronically for the year in 2006. For the year to date, 75 percent of CME products are traded electronically on CME Globex. In January 2008 the exchange plans to migrate all Chicago Board of Trade products, with the exception of e-cbot metals, from the e-cbot platform to CME Globex. Year to date average daily volume of products traded electronically on e-cbot is 3.2 million, an increase of 43 percent over average daily volume traded electronically for the year in 2006.

CME Group ( is the world's largest and most diverse exchange. Formed by the 2007 merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on its trading floors. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, agricultural commodities, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."

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