News Release

CME Group Names Senior Leadership Team for New York Operations

Fri Aug 29 2008

CHICAGO, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following its combination with NYMEX Holdings, Inc. earlier this month, CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today named the senior leadership team for its New York-based operations.

"As we work to achieve the value that our combination promises to shareholders, customers and members, we are delighted to welcome these talented individuals to leadership positions in the combined company," said CME Group Chief Executive Officer Craig S. Donohue. "With these senior officers in place, we are well positioned to leverage the capabilities of the NYMEX team and expand the NYMEX energy and COMEX metals business and customer base, thereby ensuring that CME Group continues to be where the world comes to manage risk in every asset class."

The company named Bryan Durkin, its current Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, to lead global integration efforts associated with the NYMEX transaction and to work closely with the following NYMEX senior executives named to continuing roles in the combined company:

-- De'Ana Dow, Managing Director, Government Relations. Dow will be responsible for serving as CME Group's liaison to Washington D.C. and advancing the company's legislative and regulatory agendas. The company also promoted Bo Chambliss as Managing Director, Government Relations. Dow and Chambliss will serve as co-heads of the company's Washington, D.C. office.

-- Sean Keating, Managing Director, NYMEX Operations. Keating will be responsible for all New York-based electronic- and floor-trading operations, as well as facility operations. He will report to Julie Holzrichter, CME Group Managing Director, Global Operations.

-- Thomas LaSala, Managing Director, NYMEX Chief Regulatory Officer. LaSala will oversee all market regulation and regulatory affairs related to the NYMEX self-regulatory organization. He will report to Kathleen Cronin, CME Group General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

-- Robert Levin, Managing Director, Energy Research & Product Development. Levin will be responsible for all energy and metals product development. He will report to Julie Winkler, CME Group Managing Director, Research & Product Development.

-- Arthur McCoy, Managing Director, NYMEX Clearing. McCoy will manage risk management, clearing operations and audit for the NYMEX division of CME Clearing. He will report to Tim Doar, Managing Director, Risk Management.

-- Joseph Raia, Managing Director, Energy and Metals. Raia will be responsible for building energy and metals customer relationship management and sales programs. He will report to Rick Redding, CME Group Managing Director, Products & Services.

-- Christopher Rodriguez, Managing Director, Business Development. Rodriguez will oversee corporate development efforts in energy and metals asset classes. He will report to Ken Vroman, CME Group Managing Director and Chief Corporate Development Officer.

-- Ian Wall, Managing Director, NYMEX Information Technology. Wall will oversee all technology integration efforts as well as NYMEX technology operations. He will report to Kevin Kometer, CME Group Chief Information Officer.

CME Group ( is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, 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 trading floors in Chicago and New York. 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, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."

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