News Release

CME Group Inc. Names Slate of Director Nominees

Wed Feb 04 2009

CHICAGO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group today announced its slate of candidates for election to serve on the company's Board of Directors. CME Group shareholders will vote for directors at the company's annual meeting to be held Wednesday, May 13, 2009.


The Class A and Class B shareholders voting together will elect eight candidates to the Board. Additionally, the Class B-1 and Class B-2 shareholders will each elect a candidate to the Board. The candidates will be elected to a three-year term.


The following candidates will be elected by the Class A and Class B shareholders voting together:



  • Robert F. Corvino, 51, Independent Trader and current director
  • Larry G. Gerdes, 60, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Transcend Services, Inc., General Partner, Gerdes Huff Investments and current director
  • John L. Pietrzak, 53, Managing Partner, Longwood Partners, General Partner, Sparta Group and current director
  • Dennis H. Chookaszian, 65, Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council, Chairman, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CNA Insurance Companies and current director
  • Daniel R. Glickman, 64, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, former Member of Congress and current director
  • James E. Oliff, 60, President, FILO Corporation and current director
  • Alex J. Pollock, 66, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and current director
  • William R. Shepard, 62, President and Founder, Shepard International, Inc. and current director



One candidate from each of the following Class B-1 and Class B-2 nominees will be elected to the Board.


Nominees for Class B-1 directors are:



  • Jeffrey M. Bernacchi, 50, Independent Trader, President, JMB Trading Corp., Inc.
  • William G. Salatich, Jr., 57, Independent Broker and Trader, current director



Nominees for Class B-2 directors are:



  • Timothy A. Lattner, 45, Independent Trader, President, LTT Industries
  • David J. Wescott, 52, President, The Wescott Group Ltd., Vice President, MF Global and current director



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. By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk. CME Clearing also offers financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to operate, invest and grow. 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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