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CME Group Receives 90-Day Extension for Margin Changes to August 5, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

CME Group Receives 90-Day Extension for Margin Changes to August 5, 201219:08 EDT Thursday, May 03, 2012CHICAGO, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today requested and received a 90-day extension for implementing margin changes announced yesterday in order to comply with CFTC Regulation 39.13(g)(8)(ii), as it applies to customers that are exchange members (member-customers) and omnibus accounts.  During the extension period, CME Clearing will work with the CFTC to address member-customer concerns.  Additionally, CME Group will keep member-customers informed during this period and provide adequate notice of any changes to margin requirements. With the extension, CME Clearing now will be required to enforce this rule as it applies to member-customers and omnibus accounts on August 5, 2012.  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: Media, Laurie Bischel, +1-312-648-8698, or Chris Grams, +1-312-930-3435, or Investors, John Peschier, +1-312-930-8491, news@cmegroup.com, www.cmegroup.mediaroom.com