News Release

CME Announces Independence Day Holiday Hours

Thu Jun 21 2007

CHICAGO, June 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME has announced the following trading schedule in conjunction with the Independence Day holiday (all times are Central time):

  Tuesday, July 3   Unless noted below all products close at their regular
                    trading time on the Exchange trading floor and CME

                    Commodity futures, foreign exchange (FX), interest rate,
                    housing options, GSCI® and weather option products
                    traded on Exchange trading floors close at 12:00 noon
                    (commodity options close at 12:02 p.m.).  Equity index
                    products close at 12:15 p.m.

                    Commodities, weather, GSCI, GSCI Excess Return,
                    fertilizer and ethanol traded on CME Globex will close
                    at 12:00 noon.   Equity Index products close at
                    12:15 p.m.

                    CME Globex regular open for all products, for a trade
                    date of Thursday, July 5, except for commodities,
                    weather, GSCI, GSCI Excess Return, fertilizer, ethanol,
                    TRAKRS and ETFs, which do not open for trading.

  Wednesday,        Exchange trading floors are closed.
  July 4
                    Equity index products traded on CME Globex observe a
                    10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. trading halt. Interest rate, FX
                    and housing products traded on CME Globex observe a
                    12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m. trading halt.

                    CME Globex opens at its regular time of 5:00 p.m.

  Thursday, 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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