News Release

CME Group Inc. Names Slate of Director Nominees

Wed Feb 15 2012

CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 23, 2012.

The Class A and Class B shareholders voting together will elect seven candidates to the board.  Additionally, the Class B-1 and Class B-2 shareholders will each elect a candidate to the board. 

The following candidates will be elected by the Class A and Class B shareholders voting together:

  • Dennis H. Chookaszian, 68, Former Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CNA Insurance Companies
  • Larry G. Gerdes, 63, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Transcend Services, Inc. and General Partner, Gerdes Huff Investments
  • Daniel R. Glickman, 67,  Executive Director, Aspen Institute's Congressional Program; Senior Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (1995-2001); Member of Congress, Kansas (1977-1995)
  • James E. Oliff, 63, President, FILO Corp.
  • Edemir Pinto, 58, Chief Executive Officer, BM&FBOVESPA
  • Alex Pollock, 69, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; former President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • William R. Shepard, 65, President and Founder, Shepard International, Inc.

One candidate from each of the following Class B-1 and Class B-2 nominees will be elected to the Board.

Nominees for Class B-1 director are:

  • Jeffrey M. Bernacchi, 54, President, JMB Trading, Corp., and Managing Member, Celeritas Capital, LLC
  • Gary T. Lark, 60, Independent Trader
  • Gerard M. Shannon, 50, Managing Member, Geneva Trading USA, LLC

Nominees for Class B-2 director are:

  • Yra G. Harris, 58, Global Macro Trader and Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager
  • Patrick J. Mulchrone, 54, Independent Trader; Partner, Advantage Futures LLC and Buttonwood Group Trading LLC
  • David J. Wescott, 54, President, The Wescott Group Ltd.

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 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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