News Release

CME Group Statement on MF Global in Good Standing at CME Clearing

Mon Mar 17 2008

CHICAGO, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group confirms that all clearing members, including MF Global and Bear Stearns, remain in good standing and continue to meet all of their obligations to the clearing house.

CME Clearing clears, settles and guarantees all matched transactions in CME Group contracts. The financial integrity of CME Clearing is the foremost consideration of the company's Management, Board of Directors and Clearing House Risk Committee. CME Group is vitally aware of its role in international financial markets and believes that its financial safeguard system, designed for the benefit and protection of both clearing members and their customers, is second to none. CME Group conducts extensive market regulation, audit and financial surveillance activities concerning clearing member and customer trading activity in our markets. CME Group's financial safeguard systems have proved absolutely effective for over 100 years to protect customers and other members of its clearing house against loss.

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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