News Release

CME Group Appoints Santana as Managing Director, Front-End Systems Technology

Mon Jan 07 2008

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, today announced that it has appointed John L. Santana as Managing Director, Front-End Systems Technology.

Santana, 56, will be responsible for all CME Group user-facing trading technology applications, including iLink, the exchange's external connection to the CME Globex® electronic trading platform, as well as market data, price reporting, trading terminals and all Web services. He will report to Kevin Kometer, Managing Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer.

Since 1985 Santana has served as an independent management consultant whose clients have included futures, securities and options exchanges and clearing houses, broker dealers/investments banks, and market data vendors. He has worked with CME on a number of consulting assignments over the past 20 years. As a consultant, Santana played instrumental management and support roles in the development and implementations of the first and second generations of the CME Globex electronic trading platform. His services for other clients included trading and operational efficiency studies, business strategy and enterprise technology planning, systems and process design, project management, vendor/product evaluation and selection, and disaster recovery planning. Prior to his consulting work, he served as Vice President and Group Manager, Systems Development of Drexel Burnham Lambert, Inc.

Santana earned a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting cum laude from Queens College, City University of New York (CUNY). His background includes industry specific technical, financial and management courses at New York University, IBM Management Institute and the New York Institute of Finance, as well as vendor product, technology and process management specialized subject classes.

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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