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CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at Africa Agribusiness Forum in Chicago

Wed Jun 25 2008

CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange and leading agricultural commodities market, announced that CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy will deliver the opening keynote address at the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) 2008 U.S.-Africa Agribusiness Forum on Thursday, June 26 at 8:30 a.m. Central time.

Through his address, Duffy will focus on the state of world agriculture markets as well as the role of commodity exchanges as a forum for price discovery and risk management and the importance of price transparency and access to global markets. CME Group remains committed to preserving the integrity and health of our vital markets.

The 2008 Agribusiness Forum, Investing in Agriculture Links in Africa, is organized by CCA's Agribusiness Initiatives Program. The two-day forum will include industry-specific workshops and plenary sessions on various agribusiness issues. The forum is expected to attract more than 300 leaders from the private and public sectors in the U.S. and Africa and will take place June 25-27 at the Hyatt Hotel in Chicago.

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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