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CME Group Announces Expansion of Dairy Electronic Trading Hours

Thu Oct 15 2009

CHICAGO, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced the expansion of electronic trading hours for CME Dairy futures and options scheduled to begin on Sunday, November 15, at 5:00 p.m. Central time. Daily electronic trading hours will remain continuous through Friday at 1:55 p.m. with daily trading halts from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CME.

Currently dairy products begin trading at 9:05 a.m. on Mondays on CME Globex®. The additional trading hours are being added at the request of customers outside of the United States.

The new Sunday evening hours apply for trading of futures and options on Cash-Settled Butter, Class III Milk, Class IV Milk, Nonfat Milk, Deliverable Nonfat Dry Milk and Dry Whey.

As the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort®. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets.

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