News Release

CME Group Achieves Record Trading Volume in Several Product Categories

Wed Jan 23 2008

CHICAGO, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse exchange, reached its third highest trading day of combined CME and CBOT products with 23,261,304 contracts traded for the trade date of January 22.

Electronic trading records on the CME Globex® electronic trading platform set yesterday included:

  -- Eurodollar futures volume of 5,394,648 contracts; previous record of
     5,246,828 contracts was set on August 9, 2007.
  -- Foreign Exchange (FX) products traded on CME Globex volume of 1,188,631
     (notional value of $160 billion); previous volume record of 1,126,852
     (notional value of $134 billion) was set on August 16, 2007. The
     overall FX notional value of $163 billion was also a record, surpassing
     the previous notional value record of $158 billion set on December 8,
  -- Equity Index Standard futures CME Globex volume of 151,075; previous
     record of 133,060 was set on March 6, 2007.
  -- Agricultural futures electronic volume of 573,997 (grains and oilseeds
     only); previous record of 565,055 contracts was set on January 16,
  -- Euro FX (EC) CME Globex volume of 428,738; previous record of 419,907
     on December 8, 2006.
  -- Japanese Yen options on futures CME Globex volume of 19,246; previous
     record of 15,426 on July 24, 2007.

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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