News Release

CME Group Reports Record Options Volume Led By Eurodollar Options

Thu Aug 09 2007

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, reached record options on futures volume on August 8, 2007, when 4,154,124 options were traded at the exchange, overtaking the combined record of 4,091,560 options set on June 2, 2006. An impressive 25 percent of this volume was traded electronically.

Record activity in Eurodollar options drove much of yesterday's record. A total of 3,264,045 Eurodollar options traded, breaking the previous record of 3,196,326 options set on June 2, 2006. Eurodollar options traded on CME Globex®, the exchange's electronic trading platform also reached a new high of 716,653, accounting for 22 percent of total Eurodollar options volume. The previous record for Eurodollar options traded on CME Globex was 493,232 set on April 15, 2006. The new record is 569 percent greater than year-to-date average daily volume of 107,115 options. Month-to-date Eurodollar options volume stands at 280,789 options a day.

Options on CME Eurodollar futures are the most actively traded, exchange- listed, interest rate options in the world. They are a risk management tool that provides the opportunity for market participants to limit losses while maintaining the possibility of profiting from favorable changes in Eurodollar futures prices. Options liquidity allows market participants to take advantage of their views on the direction of U.S. interest rates.

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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