News Release

CME Group Expands International Team

Fri Sep 12 2008

CHICAGO and LONDON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced that it has expanded its international team by creating two new positions designed to support the company's global business development:

Thomas Krabbe, 40, Director, Corporate Finance

Krabbe will support CME Group's international partnerships and lead the company's global growth prioritization and execution processes. He also will be responsible for working with the finance, accounting and tax areas to ensure cross-departmental support for CME Group's international initiatives. He will be based in Chicago and continues to report to Sam Coady, Director, Corporate Finance.

Krabbe most recently assisted with the acquisition and integration of the Chicago Board of Trade and establishment of CME Group's strategic partnership and equity investment with BM&FBOVESPA. He also played a leading role in establishing the company's partnership with the Korea Exchange and the long-term, exclusive license agreements with Dow Jones and NASDAQ OMX.

Before joining CME Group, Krabbe held finance and business development positions of increasing responsibility at U.S. Futures Exchange, Deutsche Borse AG and Arthur Andersen. He earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from Westfalische Wilhelms-Universitat in Munster, Germany.

Adrienne Seaman, 37, Director, Commercial and Licensing Counsel

Seaman will be responsible for providing ongoing legal support for CME Group's London-based subsidiaries -- CMA and Swapstream -- and working with other legal team members on international legal matters impacting CME Group. She will be based in London and will report to Kathleen Cronin, Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Prior to joining CME Group, Seaman most recently was a partner at Taylor Wedding LLP with a particular emphasis on areas of IT law including internet trade, electronic banking and financial services, and intellectual property and commercial arrangements. She also served as Partner and Head of Business Technology for Stephenson Harwood, where she was responsible for a team of seven lawyers and the development of the firm's technology and outsourcing business. She earned a bachelor of laws from the London School of Economics, a master of laws from the University of London's University College and a legal practice diploma from Guildford College of Law.

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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