CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, issued the following notice.
CME Group will reopen its U.S. equity index futures and options on futures markets today at 5:00 p.m. CT for overnight electronic trading. The equity index markets will close tomorrow morning October 30, at 8:15 a.m. CT for both the trading floor and CME Globex in coordination with the announced closure of the U.S. equity markets because of Hurricane Sandy.
CME Group's interest rate futures and options on futures including Treasury, Eurodollar and Fed Funds will reopen at 5:00 p.m. CT today and resume normal trading hours, including remaining open tomorrow, October 30. The re-opening for interest rate markets applies to both trading floor and CME Globex venues.In addition, as a result of New York City's continued mandatory evacuation of Zone A, which includes CME Group's NYMEX World Headquarters and New York trading floor, the New York floor will be closed on Tuesday, October 30. All New York floor-traded products will be available on ClearPort as well as CME Globex during their regular market hours. All other CME Group futures and options on futures markets will remain open. We will continue to monitor the situation as well as continue our coordination with other exchanges and will keep you updated as information becomes available. For additional information about specific markets and settlement procedures, please visit www.cmegroup.com. 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. 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. 12-158