News Release

CME Group to Host KCBT, MGEX Electronic Trading on CME Globex

Fri Jan 11 2008

CHICAGO, KANSAS CITY, Mo. and MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the Kansas City Board of Trade and the Minneapolis Grain Exchange announced today that KCBT and MGEX electronically traded products will be available on CME Globex® beginning Sunday, January 13, 2008.

"We are thrilled to be hosting two of the premier grain exchanges on CME Globex," said CME Executive Chairman Terry Duffy. "All of our customers will benefit from the opportunity to see prices from multiple exchanges on a single trading platform."

"The addition of KCBT and MGEX solidifies the well-deserved reputation that the CME Globex electronic trading platform is reliable and fast with extensive distribution," said CME Chief Executive Officer Craig Donohue. "Providing transactions services like this is a key part of CME Group's growth strategy."

"The Kansas City Board is pleased that all U.S. grains contracts will continue to trade on the same electronic system for the convenience of our members and market users," said KCBT President and CEO Jeff Borchardt. "We also realize and appreciate the benefits of the vast distribution and proven technology of the CME Globex system."

"The MGEX is excited to have our products on the CME Globex platform. The exposure to a new and broader trading audience will be beneficial to all agricultural commodities and the customers of those contracts," said Mark G. Bagan, President & CEO of the MGEX. "We also look forward to the expanded functionality that will be forthcoming with migration to this platform. This move will be truly beneficial to the market participants of our Exchange."

For more information on KCBT and MGEX products and trading hours, please go to and, respectively.

CME Globex is the world's leading trading platform offering more asset classes than any other electronic trading system. With six telecommunications hubs in Europe and Asia and more than 1,100 direct customer connections in more than 80 countries, in 2007 more than 5.3 million contracts traded a day on CME Globex.

About CME Group

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." The Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME Group, Globex and E-mini, are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago. These trademarks are used herein under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group and its products can be found at

About the Kansas City Board of Trade

The Kansas City Board of Trade, founded in 1856, is the world's largest futures market for hard red winter wheat. For more information, visit our website at

About Minneapolis Grain Exchange

MGEX, established in 1881, is the only market for Hard Red Spring Wheat, National Corn Index (NCI), National Soybean Index (NSI), Hard Red Winter Wheat Index (HRWI), Hard Red Spring Wheat Index (HRSI) and Soft Red Winter Wheat Index (SRWI) futures and options. To learn more about the MGEX visit our website at



CONTACT: media, Mary Haffenberg, +1-312-930-3435, or Allan Schoenberg,
+1-312-930-8189,; or investors, John Peschier,
+1-312-930-8491, all of CME Group; or Shelia Summers of KCBT, +1-816-753-7500,; or Nancy Krull of MGEX, +1-612-321-7140,

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