News Release

CME Group Inc. Announces Preliminary Results from its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Wed May 23 2012

CHICAGO, May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CME) today announced the preliminary shareholder voting results from its 2012 annual meeting. 

At the meeting, shareholders:

  • elected Dennis H. Chookaszian, Larry G. Gerdes, Daniel R. Glickman, James E. Oliff, Edemir Pinto, Alex J. Pollock and William R. Shepard each for a two-year term expiring in 2014;
  • ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young as the company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2012;
  • approved on an advisory basis the compensation of the company's named executive officers;
  • approved the Fourth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of CME Group Inc. to eliminate the classification of the company's board as of the 2014 annual meeting;
  • approved the CME Group Inc. Amended and Restated Omnibus Stock Plan; and
  • approved the CME Group Inc. Amended and Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


Shareholders did not approve the shareholder proposal to amend the company's By-Laws to allow shareholders to nominate director candidates for inclusion in the company's proxy materials.

In addition, the company's Class B-1 shareholders elected Jeffrey M. Bernacchi to a two-year term; Class B-2 shareholders elected David J. Wescott for a two-year term; and Class B-1 shareholders elected the members of its nominating committee.  The election of the Class B-3 nominating committee was adjourned to June 13, 2012. 

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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