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CME Group Announces Multiple Options Volume Records

Friday, June 21, 2013

CME Group Announces Multiple Options Volume Records

12:53 EDT Friday, June 21, 2013

Records in Treasury Options, E-Mini S&P 500 Options Volume and OTC Interest Rate Swaps Notional Value

CHICAGO, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced a record in daily trading volume for multiple options contracts on June 20, 2013:

  • Record volume in Treasury Options reached 1,706,663 (67 percent of which traded electronically on Globex) surpassing previous record of 1,321,019 set on June 19, 2013.
  • Record volume in 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note Options reached 1,024,109 surpassing previous record of 898,536 set on June 8, 2007.
  • Record volume in E-mini S&P 500 Options reached 809,935 surpassing the previous record of 598,764 set on April 15, 2013.

Additionally, CME Group OTC Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) set a record daily notional value traded of $114 billion yesterday, surpassing the previous record of $96 billion on May 30, 2013. More than 250 market participants have cleared OTC swaps since launch. Open interest for IRS has grown 28 percent in June with more than 3,500 different client accounts holding open interest.

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 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.  KCBOT, KCBT and Kansas City Board of Trade are trademarks of The Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, 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.

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SOURCE CME Group

For further information: Media, Alex Gorbokon, 312.930.3193, Michael Shore, 312.930.2363, news@cmegroup.com, www.cmegroup.mediaroom.com or Investors, John Peschier, 312.930.8491

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