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CME Group Appoints Ricardo Sant'Anna as Director, Business Development, Latin America

Fri Apr 04 2008

CHICAGO, April 4, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced the appointment of Ricardo Sant'Anna as Director, Business Development, Latin America. Sant'Anna will act as the primary business liaison to CME Group's strategic partner in the region, the Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange S.A. (BM&F). Working with CME Group's product development and sales teams, Sant'Anna will coordinate joint sales and promotional activities with BM&F in Brazil and throughout Latin America. He will report to Neal Brady, Managing Director, Business Development.

"As part of our partnership with BM&F, we are pleased to further establish our presence in this important region and begin serving the fast-growing Brazilian and Latin American markets, and Ricardo's addition to our team allows us to further strengthen these efforts," said Neal Brady, Managing Director, Business Development. "Ricardo's deep customer knowledge will be a tremendous asset as we seek to extend our global products to new users and to facilitate investment flows from our global client base into this important emerging market."

Sant'Anna, 46, who has 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, joins CME Group from Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, Inc., where he worked as an institutional broker at the firm's Commodity Futures and Options desk, serving global commodity indexes, hedge funds and banks dealing in energies, metals, soft commodities, livestock and grains. Prior to Merrill Lynch, Sant'Anna was an institutional broker with Cargill Investor Services, Inc. serving Latin American sugar, livestock and grain clients.

Sant'Anna holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the State University of Campinas and an MBA from the COPPEAD Graduate School of Business of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, one of Brazil's leading business schools. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish.

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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