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CME Group's Duffy to Appear before Senate Banking Committee

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

CME Group's Duffy to Appear before Senate Banking Committee08:00 EDT Tuesday, April 24, 2012CHICAGO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy will appear before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs today, Tuesday, April 24, to discuss "The Collapse of MF Global:  Lessons Learned and Policy Implications.""Since the MF Global bankruptcy, CME Group and the derivatives industry have been working together to identify potential solutions to strengthen customer protections at the firm level, where the problem occurred," said Duffy. "Additionally, we believe Congress can help further protect customers by amending the Bankruptcy Code to permit clearing houses to transfer fully collateralized customers from a defaulting clearing member to other clearing members. This amendment will minimize systemic risk and allow customers to continue to manage their risk and to keep control of sufficient collateral to support their positions." The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Eastern time in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Duffy's written testimony will also be available on www.cmegroup.com at that time.  As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) 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.CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.CME-GSOURCE CME GroupFor further information: Laurie Bischel, +1-312-648-8698, or Anita Liskey, +1-312-466-4613, news@cmegroup.com, www.cmegroup.mediaroom.com; or Investors, John Peschier, +1-312-930-8491