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CME Group Announces Daily Volume Record In Short-Dated New Crop Corn Options

CHICAGO, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced it reached a daily volume record for its Short-Dated New Crop Corn options on Monday, April 8. Volume reached a record 7,733 contracts for Short-Dated New Crop Corn Options, surpassing the previous record of 6,505 contracts on January 4, 2013.

Additionally, combined open interest for Short-Dated New Crop Corn and Soybean options surpassed 100,000 contracts for the first time on April 8, and ended trading with 101,472 contracts on Tuesday, April 9.

Short-Dated New Crop Options on CBOT Corn, Soybeans and Wheat expire earlier than traditional new crop options and were first introduced in 2012.

These contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of CBOT.

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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