News Release

CME Group Announces Retirement of Nancy W. Goble; Appoints Jill A. Harley as Chief Accounting Officer

Fri Feb 29 2008

CHICAGO, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced that Nancy Goble, Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer, will retire after nearly 11 years of service, effective June 1, 2008. The company has appointed Jill Harley, formerly Chief Accounting Officer for The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), to assume the role of Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer effective March 1, 2008.

Harley has more than 20 years of financial services experience at CBOT, formerly leading the CBOT accounting department with responsibility for all financial statements and filings since 2004. She previously served as CBOT Controller and Treasurer, and she continues to serve as Treasurer of the CBOT Foundation. She also led integration efforts for the CME Group Accounting Department along with Goble during the CME/CBOT merger. Harley earned a bachelor's degree in accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA from DePaul University. She is a registered certified public accountant.

Goble joined CME Group in 1997 and has been responsible for financial reporting, SEC filings, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, budgeting and revenue assurance since 2002. She played a leadership role in the company's initial public offering, the CME/CBOT merger and various CME acquisitions. Before joining the company, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Richard Ellis Inc., a real estate investment firm, and served in a variety of positions in academia, as well as internal audit and public accounting functions. Goble earned a bachelor's degree in business and accounting from The University of Michigan. She is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a registered certified public accountant.

CME Group ( is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives 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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