News Release

CME Group Inc. Names Slate of Director Nominees

Mon Feb 08 2010

CHICAGO, Feb. 8 /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 5, 2010.

The Class A and Class B shareholders voting together will elect nine candidates to the Board. Additionally, the Class B-1 and Class B-3 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:

  • Terrence A. Duffy, 51, CME Group Executive Chairman and current director
  • Charles P. Carey, 56, CME Group Vice Chairman and current director
  • Mark E. Cermak, 58, Director, Execution Services, Fortis Clearing Americas LLC and current director
  • Joseph Niciforo, 49, Chairman, Pia Capital Management and current director
  • C.C. Odom II, 67, Independent Member/Trader; Sole Proprietor, Odom Investments and Argent Venture Capital and current director
  • Martin J. Gepsman, 57, Independent Broker and Trader and current director
  • Leo Melamed, 77, CME Group Chairman Emeritus; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Melamed and Associates, Inc. and current director
  • John F. Sandner, 68, CME Group Retired Chairman of the Board; Chairman, E*Trade Futures, LLC and current director
  • Dennis A. Suskind, 67, Retired Partner - Goldman, Sachs & Co. and current director

One candidate from each of the following Class B-1 and Class B-3 nominees will be elected to the Board.

Nominees for Class B-1 director are:

  • James S. Ginsburg, 49, Managing Partner, Vernon and Park Partners
  • Howard J. Siegel, 53, Independent Trader and current director

Nominees for Class B-3 director are:

  • Gregory J. Heraty, 51, Partner, Devonshire Partners LLC
  • Gary M. Katler, 63, Vice President, Fortis Clearing Americas LLC and current director

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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