News Release

CME Group Inc. Names Slate of Director Nominees

Wed Jan 30 2008

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group (NYSE: CME)(NASDAQ: CME) today announced its slate of candidates for election to serve on the company's Board of Directors. CME Group shareholders will vote for directors at the company's annual meeting to be held Wednesday, May 7, 2008.

The nominees for election to CME Group's Board of Directors include eight candidates to be elected by Class A and Class B shareholders voting together as a single class. Additionally, holders of Class B-1 shares will vote on the election of one director and holders of Class B-2 shares will vote for the election of one director for the class(es) in which they hold shares.

The following are the eight candidates to be elected by the Class A and Class B shareholders voting together:

  --  Craig S. Donohue, 46, Chief Executive Officer, CME Group and current

  --  Timothy Bitsberger, 48, Treasurer and Senior Vice President, Funding
      and Investor Relations, Freddie Mac and former senior U.S. Treasury
      Department official

  --  Jackie Clegg, 45, Managing Partner, Clegg International Consultants,
      LLC and current director

  --  James A. Donaldson, 63, independent trader and current director

  --  Dennis Hastert, 66, former Speaker of the United States House of

  --  William P. Miller II, 52, Senior Investment Officer, Fund Management
      for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System and current director

  --  Terry L. Savage, 63, Financial Journalist and Author; President, Terry
      Savage Productions, Ltd and current director

  --  Christopher Stewart, 49, Chief Executive Officer, Gelber Group LLC and
      current director

  Nominees for Class B-1 directors are:

  --  Bruce F. Johnson, 65, independent trader and current director

  Nominees for Class B-2 directors are:

  --  Patrick B. Lynch, 42, independent trader and current director

All directors are to be elected for three-year terms at CME Group's annual meeting.

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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SOURCE: CME Group Inc.

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