|Exchange:||NASDAQ national market|
|Stock:||CME Group, Inc.|
|CME Group, Inc., was founded in 1898 as a not-for-profit corporation. The Company offers products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. Its products include exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. It brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform across the globe and its open outcry trading facilities in Chicago, New York City and Kansas City, and provides hosting, connectivity and customer support for electronic trading through co-location services. The Company's CME Direct technology offers side-by-side trading of exchange-listed and over-the-counter markets. It also provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for cleared over-the-counter derivatives transactions. Finally, it offers market data services including live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports and a comprehensive historical data service. The Company's customer base includes professional traders, financial institutions, institutional and individual investors, major corporations, manufacturers, producers and governments. Its customers can access CME Globex trading platform across the globe. Customers may be members of one or more of its CME, CBOT, NYMEX or COMEX exchanges or a permit holder at KCBT. The industry in which the Company operates is highly competitive and expects competition to continue to intensify, especially in light of the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act. The Company’s operation of futures exchanges is subject to extensive regulation by the CFTC under its principles-based approach which requires that its exchange subsidiaries satisfy the requirements of certain core principles relating to the operation and oversight of its markets and clearing house.|
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