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CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it made this year's InformationWeek 500 – a list of the top technology innovators in the U.S. This marks the tenth year in a row the company has been recognized by InformationWeek. The full list can be found at www.informationweek.com/500.

"With our expanding global footprint, technology continues to be central in helping us achieve the many business objectives for the benefit of our customers, and this award reflects the hard work of our employees and their commitment to innovation and customer service," said CME Group Chief Operating Officer Bryan Durkin. "We remain committed to providing a fair, reliable, consistent and predicable trading experience for all customers and trading interfaces. In the coming months and year we will continue to execute against our defined roadmap in order to meet the needs of our global customer base as well as our international exchange partners."

"Making this list for the tenth year in a row is an incredible achievement that we are very proud of as an organization," said CME Group Chief Information Officer Kevin Kometer. "We accomplished several strategic initiatives this past year as a team, such as performance enhancements to Globex, the completion of another phase of the PUMA system with BVM&FBovespa, and the launch of our data repository service. Our team is now focused on the upcoming launch of CME Europe, continued growth in electronic options and our over the counter clearing initiatives as we look for opportunities to expand our business."

"The theme of this year's InformationWeek 500 is digital business. It's a movement, rooted in data analytics, mobile computing, social networking and other customer‐focused technologies that are turning companies and industries on their ear," said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. "Every enterprise is now a digital business—or needs to become one fast. The organizations in our ranking are leading the way."

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual InformationWeek 500 listing, and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments, and administrative practices of some of the best‐known organizations in the country. Past overall winners include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, PACCAR Inc., The VanguardGroup, CME Group, National Semiconductor, Con‐Way, and Principal Financial Group. Unique among corporate rankings, the InformationWeek 500 spotlights the power of innovation in information technology.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at www.informationweek.com/iw500/. You can follow CME Group via its digital magazine, OpenMarkets, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Weibo, Google+, Pinterest and Slideshare.

About CME Group
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.

About InformationWeek
For more than 30 years, InformationWeek has provided millions of IT executives worldwide with the insight and perspective they need to leverage the business value of technology. InformationWeek provides CIOs and IT executives with commentary, analysis and research through its thriving online community, digital issues, webcasts, proprietary research and live, in‐person events. InformationWeek's award‐winning editorial coverage can be found at www.informationweek.com.

InformationWeek is produced by UBM Tech, a global media business that brings together the world's technology industry through live events and online properties. Other UBM Tech's brands include EE Times, Interop, BlackHat, GameDeveloper Conference, CRN, and DesignCon. The company's products include research, education, training, and data services that accelerate decision making for technology buyers. UBM Tech also offers a full range of marketing services based on its content and technology market expertise, including custom events, content marketing solutions, community development and demand generation programs. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion

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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