News Release

CME Group Statement on Transfer of MF Global Customer Accounts

Fri Nov 04 2011

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 3, 2011, CME Group successfully transferred nearly 5,300 MF Global customer accounts and more than $410 million of CME Clearing-held collateral to other qualified clearing firms.  CME Clearing continues to hold MF Global proprietary and customer collateral that will be distributed upon instructions from the Trustee and the bankruptcy court.

CME Group expects transfers for additional accounts at CME and the other exchanges and clearinghouses to continue throughout the day today. Customers with accounts transferring will receive communications from their receiving firm following the transfers.

CME Group's primary focus is the protection of our customers and the integrity of our markets.  We would especially like to thank the CFTC and the SIPC bankruptcy trustee for their efforts to recover customer segregated funds held by MF Global.  We also want to thank the receiving clearing firms, market participants and their teams as well as the other exchanges and clearing houses that have participated in this process, including CBOE Futures Exchange, The Clearing Corporation, ICE Futures US, ICE Clear US, KCBOT and KCBOT Clearing Corp., MGEX, NYSE Liffe US and The Options Clearing Corporation.

As the world's leading 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 world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers 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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