News Release

CME Group Inc. Names Slate of Director Nominees

Mon Feb 09 2015

CHICAGO, Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today announced its slate of candidates for its board of directors for election at the company's annual meeting to be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015.

The board of directors recommends the Class A and Class B shareholders voting together elect the following nineteen individuals to the board:

  • Terrence A. Duffy, 56, Executive Chairman and President, CME Group
  • Phupinder S. Gill, 54, Chief Executive Officer, CME Group
  • Timothy S. Bitsberger, 55, Managing Director, Official Institutions FIG Coverage Group of BNP PNA
  • Charles P. Carey, 61, Former Vice Chairman, CME Group; Principal of Henning & Carey Trading Company and Henning-Carey Proprietary Trading LLC
  • Dennis H. Chookaszian, 71, Former Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council; Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CNA Insurance Companies
  • Ana Dutra, 50, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Executives' Club of Chicago
  • Martin J. Gepsman, 62, Independent Broker and Trader
  • Larry G. Gerdes, 66, Chief Executive Officer, SoloHealth; General Partner of Sand Hill Financial Company and Gerdes Huff Investments
  • Daniel R. Glickman, 70, 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)
  • J. Dennis Hastert, 73, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Leo Melamed, 82, Chairman Emeritus, CME Group; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Melamed and Associates, Inc.
  • William P. Miller II, 59, CFA, Head of Asset Allocation, Sanabil, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • James E. Oliff, 66, President, FILO Corp.
  • Edemir Pinto, 61, Chief Executive Officer, BM&FBOVESPA
  • Alex J. Pollock, 72, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; former President and Chief Executive Officer of Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • John F. Sandner, 73, Retired Chairman of the Board, CME Group; former Chairman, E*Trade Futures, LLC
  • Terry L. Savage, 70, Financial Journalist and Author, President, Terry Savage Productions, Ltd.
  • William R. Shepard, 68, President and Founder, Shepard International, Inc.
  • Dennis A. Suskind, 72, Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Three (3) directors will be elected by the holders of the Class B-1 shares.  The Class B-1 Nominating Committee has selected the following nominees for these positions:

  • Jeffrey M. Bernacchi, 56, Independent Trader; President, JMB Trading Corp.; Managing Member, Celeritas Capital, LLC
  • William W. Hobert, 51, Managing Director, WH Trading LLC
  • Bruce F. Johnson, 72, Independent Trader
  • Jeremy J. Perlow, 47, Independent Trader
  • Howard J. Siegel, 58, Independent Trader

Two (2) directors will be elected by the holders of the Class B-2 shares.  The Class B-2 Nominating Committee has selected the following nominees for these positions:

  • Patrick W. Maloney, 53, Independent Floor Broker
  • Ronald A. Pankau, 58, Independent Trader; Owner, J.H. Best and Sons Steel Fabricating Co.
  • David J. Wescott, 57, President, Dowd Wescott Group
  • James J. Zellinger, 69, Senior Vice President, Wedbush Securities Inc.

One (1) director will be elected by the holders of the Class B-3 shares.  The Class B-3 Nominating Committee has selected the following nominees for this position:

  • Elizabeth A. Cook, 54, Independent Floor Broker
  • Thomas J. Esposito, 54, Independent Floor Trader

Steven E. Wollack, our current Class B-3 director, plans to petition to be included as a nominee in accordance with CME Group's bylaws. 

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, its trading facilities in New York and Chicago, and through its London-based CME Europe derivatives exchange.  CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

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