News Release

CME Group Inc. Announces Preliminary Results of Its Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Wed Jun 08 2011

CHICAGO, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today announced the preliminary shareholder voting results from its 2011 annual meeting.  

At the meeting, shareholders:

  • elected Craig S. Donohue (Chief Executive Officer), Timothy S. Bitsberger, Jackie M. Clegg, James A. Donaldson, J. Dennis Hastert, Bruce F. Johnson, William P. Miller II, Ronald A. Pankau, Terry L. Savage and Christopher Stewart each for a three-year term expiring in 2014;
  • ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2011;
  • approved on an advisory, non-binding basis, the Company's executive compensation program for its named executive officers; and
  • indicated on an advisory, non-binding basis, a preference for annual advisory votes on executive compensation going forward.

In addition, the company's Class B-1 and Class B-2 shareholders elected their respective nominating committees to identify two Class B directors for election at the 2012 annual meeting.

The official results and voting percentages for each of these proposals will be disclosed in a report to be filed early next week with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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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