News Release

CME Group Reaches New Volume Records

Fri Jul 27 2007

CHICAGO, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, broke multiple volume records yesterday, including 11,629,768 contracts traded on CME Globex®. The previous CME Globex record was 10,926,638 on February 27, 2007. CME Group's total volume of all CME and Chicago Board of Trade products was 22,357,302, the second highest total ever for the combined exchanges.

Futures and options on equity index products led way to the new volume heights with a record 5,595,214 contracts traded in the equity derivatives complex. The E-mini S&P 500® index futures traded 3,653,790 contracts and options on E-mini S&P 500 futures traded 189,014, surpassing their old records of 3,575,703 on February 27 and 174,295 on July 20, respectively. End-of-month S&P 500 options futures traded 27,409, a new high.

Total equity index volume on e-cbot® was 361,361 contracts. The previous volume record was 359,314 contracts on March 14. Mini-sized Dow Jones(SM) ($5) futures and options traded 347,719, besting the previous record of 332,538 on March 14, 2007.

Eurodollar futures and options on CME Globex traded a record 5,334,152 contracts, including midcurve options.

NYMEX products on CME Globex traded a total of 993,324, beating the old record of 959,721 on July 17. Comex gold traded a record 198,974.

All products trading on the e-cbot platform are scheduled to migrate to CME Globex in January 2008.

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, energy, 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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