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CME Group Promotes John Pietrowicz to Managing Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Names Mark Fields to Managing Director, Business Development

Thu Apr 16 2009

CHICAGO, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced that it has promoted John Pietrowicz to Managing Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer and Mark G. Fields to Managing Director, Business Development.


Pietrowicz, 45, will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the company's corporate finance, treasury, real estate and mergers and acquisition functions, as well as capital structure and financial analysis for CME Group's new business opportunities. He reports to Jamie Parisi, Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.


Pietrowicz joined the company in 2003 and has held roles of increasing responsibility since that time. Prior to joining CME Group, Pietrowicz served as Chief Financial Officer for The Merchants' Exchange, an electronic commodities exchange based in Chicago, and held financial leadership positions for Ameritech and its SecurityLink subsidiary. He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA in finance from Loyola University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.


Fields, 46, will be responsible for developing third-party partnerships and corporate initiatives to drive growth in the company's products and services for both listed and over-the-counter markets. Fields reports to Neal Brady, Managing Director, Business Development.


Fields joined the company in 2000 as Director, Business Development and has most recently served as Director, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions. Before joining the company, he worked in a variety of merger and acquisition roles, with a strong emphasis on technology, for Ernst & Young LLP, Toronto-Dominion Bank and TD Securities. He also held corporate banking roles at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Union Bank. Fields earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Rutgers University and a MBA degree from Pepperdine University.


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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