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CME Group Mourns the Passing of Those Lost in Newtown, CT with a Moment of Silence

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CME Group Mourns the Passing of Those Lost in Newtown, CT with a Moment of Silence12:00 EST Wednesday, December 19, 2012CHICAGO, Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --WHAT: In remembrance of those lost in Newtown, Connecticut, CME Group will observe a moment of silence on its trading floors in Chicago and New York. In addition, electronic trading on CME Globex will observe a voluntary moment of silence for all CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX products. The moment of silence will last for one minute.WHEN: Friday, December 21, 20129:15 a.m. ET/8:15 a.m. CTWHERE: Chicago Board of Trade Building New York Mercantile Exchange141 W. Jackson Blvd. World Financial Center           4th Floor One North End AvenueChicago, IL 60606 New York, NY 10282-1101As 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-GSOURCE CME GroupFor further information: Media, Damon Leavell, +1-212-299-2547 or Chris Grams, +1-312-930-3435, news@cmegroup.com, http://cmegroup.mediaroom.com/, or Investors, John Peschier, +1-312-930-8491