News Release

CME Group Inc. Announces Annual Shareholder Meeting Results

Wed May 13 2009

CHICAGO, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today announced the election results from its 2009 annual meeting. Shareholders elected 10 directors to three-year terms expiring in 2012.


The following individuals were elected by Class A and Class B shareholders voting together as a single class:



  • Dennis H. Chookaszian, 65, Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer CNA Insurance Companies
  • Robert F. Corvino, 51, Independent Trader
  • Larry G. Gerdes, 60, Chairman and President and Chief Executive Officer, Transcend Services, Inc. and General Partner, Gerdes Huff Investments
  • Daniel R. Glickman, 64, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Motion Picture Association of America, Inc., former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former Member of Congress
  • James E. Oliff, 61, Chairman, FFastFill, Inc. and Deputy Chairman, FFastFill, plc.
  • John L. Pietrzak, 53, Managing Partner, Longwood Partners and General Partner, Sparta Group
  • Alex J. Pollock, 66, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  • William R. Shepard, 62, President and Founder, Shepard International, Inc.





The following individual was elected by holders of Class B-1 shares:



  • Jeffrey Bernacchi, 51, Independent Trader, President, JMB Trading Corp., Inc.





The following individual was elected by holders of Class B-2 shares:



  • David J. Wescott, 52, President, The Wescott Group Ltd., Vice President MF Global





In addition, CME Group shareholders approved amendments to the company's employee and director stock plans and the bonus incentive plan for its named executive officers and ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2009. CME Group Class B-1 shareholders also elected five members of the Class B-1 nominating committee, which will select board nominees for election at next year's annual meeting.


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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