News Release

CME Group to List Options on E-mini S&P SmallCap 600 Index Futures

Thu Jun 19 2008

CHICAGO, June 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, announced today that options on the E-mini® S&P SmallCap 600® equity index futures are scheduled to begin trading July 27.

"These options offer another opportunity for CME Group customers to hedge or gain exposure to Standard & Poor's globally recognized index for stocks of small cap companies," said Scot Warren, Managing Director of the CME Group Equity Products. "Adding to our suite of benchmark domestic and international equity index products is part of our ongoing commitment to offer even more choices of transparent and liquid markets at competitive pricing."

The all-electronic options will be offered in four consecutive quarterly months and two serial months. Trading on CME Globex® will be available Sunday through Thursday from 5:00 p.m. Chicago time to 3:15 p.m. the following day and again from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, please click on this link:

To help customers address their key risk-management and execution needs, CME Group is now offering an online equity index research center at The site has a monthly stock index update, quarterly roll summaries, links to the latest research strategies and trading papers, and other useful information.

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."

The Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME Group, Globex and E-mini, are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago. Standard & Poor's, S&P 500 and S&P, S&P MidCap 400, Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts and SPDR are trademarks of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Further information about CME Group and its products can be found at



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