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CME Clearing Europe Expands its Metals Offering with Two Iron Ore Contracts

Monday, December 10, 2012

CME Clearing Europe Expands its Metals Offering with Two Iron Ore Contracts03:00 EST Monday, December 10, 2012LONDON, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Clearing Europe, CME Group's European clearing house, today announced that it has added two new over-the-counter (OTC) Iron Ore contracts for clearing: Iron Ore 62% CFR China Calendar Swaps and Iron Ore 62% CFR China Average Price Options beginning Monday, 10 December 2012 subject to regulatory approval.This expansion of products is in line with CME Clearing Europe's commitment to helping customers manage their risk associated with China's construction industry. These new products build on CME Group's growing and expanding Virtual Steel Mill suite of products. In conjunction with clearing commodity contracts that support its clients' risk management needs, CME Clearing Europe offers margin efficiencies through inter-commodity spread credits where product pairs are price correlated, and offers margin offsets between its OTC WTI and Brent crude oil contracts, as well as its gasoil contracts.For full details of the advisory notice please click here http://www.cmeclearingeurope.com/clearing/files/cmece-advisory-notice-12-84.pdf CME Clearing EuropeCME Clearing Europe is an FSA recognised, multi-asset class clearing house based in London that offers more than 200 OTC products for clearing. Its clearing model ensures stability and increases transparency in the OTC markets that it clears. CME Clearing Europe has its own dedicated staff, and its governance arrangements, capital and default resources are separate from those of CME Clearing in the US. As part of CME Group it nonetheless has full access to the clearing and risk management expertise, systems and financial strength of CME. More information can be found at www.cmeclearingeurope.comCME GroupAs 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 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.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 Clearing Europe is a trading style of CME Clearing Europe Limited (6922392). The content of this release has been approved for issue by CME Marketing Europe Limited (FRN:2205230), which is authorised and regulated for by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of investment business in the United kingdom.CME-GSOURCE CME GroupFor further information: Media - Damon Leavell, +1-212-299-2547, or Fleur Howard, +44-20-3379-3831, news@cmegroup.com, www.cmegroup.mediaroom.com; Investor - John Peschier, +1-312-930-8491