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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terrence Duffy

56 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board, President

Leo Melamed

83 2001 Chairman Emeritus

Phupinder Gill

54 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charles Carey

61 2007 Vice Chairman of the Board

John Pietrowhicz

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Sunil Cutinho

43 2014 President - CME Clearing

Kimberly Taylor

53 2014 President - Global Operations, Technology & Risk

Hilda Piell

48 2007 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Managing Director

Jack Tobin

2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Managing Director

Kevin Kometer

50 2008 Chief Information Officer, Senior Managing Director

Kathleen Cronin

51 2003 Senior Managing Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Julie Holzrichter

46 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Managing Director - Global Operations

William Knottenbelt

54 2014 Senior Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA)

Linda Rich

51 2012 Senior Managing Director - Government Relations and Legislative Affairs

Derek Sammann

46 2014 Senior Managing Director - Commodity and Options

Sean Tully

51 2014 Managing Director - Financial and OTC Products

Julie Winkler

40 2014 Senior Managing Director - Research and Product Development

Robert Zagotta

50 2014 Senior Managing Director - Strategy & Execution

Cees Vermaas

2015 Managing Director & CEO of CME Europe Limited

Bryan Durkin

54 2014 Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel Glickman

70 2014 Lead Independent Director

John Sandner

73 1978 Director

Jeffrey Bernacchi

56 2009 Independent Director

Timothy Bitsberger

55 2008 Independent Director

Dennis Chookaszian

71 2004 Independent Director

Martin Gepsman

62 1994 Independent Director

Larry Gerdes

66 2007 Independent Director

J. Dennis Hastert

73 2008 Independent Director

Bruce Johnson

72 1998 Independent Director

William Miller

59 2003 Independent Director

James Oliff

66 2007 Independent Director

Ronald Pankau

58 2011 Independent Director

Edemir Pinto

61 2011 Independent Director

Alex Pollock

72 2014 Independent Director

Terry Savage

70 2003 Independent Director

William Shepard

68 2007 Independent Director

Howard Siegel

58 2000 Independent Director

Dennis Suskind

72 2008 Independent Director

David Wescott

58 2003 Independent Director

Steven Wollack

72 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Terrence Duffy

Honourable Terrence A. Duffy is an Executive Chairman of the Board, President of the Company, since May 2012. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman since 2006, when he became an officer of the Company. He served as Chairman of the board since 2002 and our Vice Chairman from 1998 until 2002. Mr. Duffy has been a member of our Board since 1995. He was President of TDA Trading, Inc. from 1981 to 2002 and has been a member of CME since 1981. Mr. Duffy was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2003 as a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, a position he held until 2013. Mr. Duffy currently serves as Co-Chair of the Mayo Clinic Greater Chicago Leadership Council. He is Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation, whose mission is to enhance economic opportunity, health and education, especially for disadvantaged youth. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Since 2003, Mr. Duffy has been recognized as one of the top 100 Irish Business Leaders by Irish America Magazine. Mr. Duffy attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In 2007, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters from DePaul University.

Leo Melamed

Mr. Leo Melamed serves as Chairman Emeritus of CME Group Inc. He served as Chairman of the board from 1968 until 1973. He was founding Chairman of the International Monetary Market from 1972 until its merger with exchange in 1976, and then CME Chairman until 1977. Mr. Melamed served as a special advisor to the company in the role of Special Counsel to board from 1977 to 1985 and then in the role of Chairman of its Executive Committee from 1985 until 1990. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Chairman and CEO of Sakura Dellsher, Inc., a former clearing firm of CME, and currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Melamed & Associates, a global consulting group. He is founder and a permanent advisor to the National Futures Association, and a consultant to CIF.CO International Group in China. He serves on the Board of Overseers of the Becker Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago and on the advisory board of Vernon & Park Capital L.P. Mr. Melamed is also a published author of a number of books pertaining to markets and the history of CME Group.

Phupinder Gill

Mr. Phupinder S. Gill serves as Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since May 2012. Previously, he served as our President from 2007 to May 2012. Mr. Gill joined us in 1988 and since then has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the organization, including President and Chief Operating Officer, and Managing Director and President of CME Clearing and GFX Corporation. Mr. Gill has been designated as an executive officer. Mr. Gill also serves as a director of First Midwest Bancorp. Inc.

Charles Carey

Mr. Charles P. Carey is Vice Chairman of the Board of CME Group Inc. Prior to the merger, Mr. Carey served as Chairman of CBOT since 2003, as Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2002, as First Vice Chairman during 1993 and 1994 and as a board member of CBOT from 1997 to 1999 and from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Carey is a partner in the firm Henning & Carey Trading, one of the member firms. He has been a member of CBOT since 1978 and was a member of the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Carey previously served on the board of CBOT Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2007. Mr. Carey serves as the Company’s representative on the BM&FBOVESPA board and as Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

John Pietrowhicz

Mr. John W. Pietrowhicz, CPA has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer since December 2014. Previously, Mr. Pietrowicz served as our Senior Managing Director, Business Development and Corporate Finance since 2010. Mr. Pietrowicz joined us in 2003 and since then has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including his most recent position of Senior Managing Director, Business Development and Corporate Finance since 2010 and Managing Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2010 and Managing Director, Corporate Finance and Treasury from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Pietrowicz has been designated as an executive officer. In connection with our investments, Mr. Pietrowicz also serves as a director of Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, S.A.B. de C.V. and of S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC.

Sunil Cutinho

Mr. Sunil Cutinho serves as President of CME Clearing of the Company, since September 2014. He joined CME Group in 2002 and since then has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the organization and, most recently served as Managing Director, Deputy Head of CME Clearing from April 2014 through September 2014. Mr. Cutinho has been designated as an executive officer.

Kimberly Taylor

Ms. Kimberly S. Taylor has been served as President, Global Operations, Technology & Risk of the Company, since September 2014. She previously served as President, CME Clearing since 2004 and as Managing Director, Risk Management in the Clearing House Division from 1998 to 2003. Ms. Taylor has held a variety of positions in the clearing house, including Vice President and Senior Director. She joined us in 1989. Ms. Taylor has been designated as an executive officer.

Hilda Piell

Ms. Hilda Harris Piell is as Senior Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company, since 2007. Previously she served as Managing Director and Senior Associate General Counsel, as Director and Associate General Counsel and as Associate Director and Assistant General Counsel since joining us in 2000. Ms. Piell has been designated as an executive officer.

Jack Tobin

Mr. Jack J. Tobin has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Managing Director of the Company., effective as of April 1, 2015. Mr. Tobin most recently served as our Managing Director, Corporate Finance since 2007. He has 13 years of financial services experience at the Company, CBOT Holdings, Inc. ("CBOT Holdings") and Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. ("CBOT"). Prior to our merger with CBOT Holdings, Mr. Tobin served as the Director, Corporate Finance for CBOT Holdings and CBOT from 2002 to 2007. Prior to joining CBOT, Mr. Tobin served as a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Tobin is a registered certified public accountant.

Kevin Kometer

Mr. Kevin Kometer is as Senior Managing Director and Chief Information Officer of the Company, since 2008. He previously served as Managing Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer from 2007 to 2008. Since joining the company most recently in 1998, he has held senior leadership positions in the Technology Division, including Managing Director, Trading Execution Systems and Director, Advanced Technology. Mr. Kometer was also with the company from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Kometer has been designated as an executive officer.

Kathleen Cronin

Ms. Kathleen M. Cronin serves as Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2003. Previously she served as Corporate Secretary and Acting General Counsel from 2002 through 2003. Prior to joining us, Ms. Cronin was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1989 through 1995 and from 1997 through 2002. Ms. Cronin has been designated as an executive officer. Ms. Cronin also serves as a director of Kemper Corporation.

Julie Holzrichter

Ms. Julie Holzrichter has been served as Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer since September 2014. She previously served as our Senior Managing Director, Global Operations from 2007. Ms. Holzrichter rejoined us in 2006 as our Managing Director, CME Globex Services and Technology Integration. Ms. Holzrichter previously held positions of increasing responsibility in our organization from 1986 to 2003 in trading operations. Ms. Holzrichter has been designated as an executive officer.

William Knottenbelt

Mr. William Knottenbelt is as Senior Managing Director, International of the Company, since September 2014. He previously served as Senior Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) since February 2014. Previously, Mr. Knottenbelt served as Managing Director, EMEA since joining the company in 2011. Prior to joining CME Group, Mr. Knottenbelt most recently served as Global Head of Futures for the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) where he built out the global reach and product offering of RBS futures.

Linda Rich

Ms. Linda Rich is as Senior Managing Director, Government Relations and Legislative Affairs of the Company, since April 2012. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Rich served as Managing Director, Government Relations and Legislative Affairs since joining us in 2010. Before joining the company, Ms. Rich served as Senior Vice President, Government Relations for NYSE Euronext. Her background also includes serving as senior counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services and as counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Commerce.

Derek Sammann

Mr. Derek Sammann serves as Senior Managing Director, Commodities and Options Products of the Company, since September 2014. He previously served as our Senior Managing Director, Financial Products and Services since 2009 and Global Head of Foreign Exchange Products since joining us in 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sammann served as Managing Director, Global Head of FX Options and Structured Products at Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank in London from 1997 to 2006. Mr. Sammann has been designated as an executive officer.

Sean Tully

Mr. Sean Tully serves as Senior Managing Director, Financial and OTC Products of CME Group Inc., since September 2014. He previously served as Senior Managing Director, Interest Rates and OTC Products since February 2014. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Interest Rate and OTC Products since October 2013 and as our Managing Director, Interest Products since joining us in 2011. Before joining the company, Mr. Tully most recently served as Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at WestLB in London. Mr. Tully has been designated as an executive officer.

Julie Winkler

Ms. Julie Winkler is as Senior Managing Director, Research and Product Development and Index Services of CME Group Inc., since 2014. She previously served as Senior Managing Director, Research and Product Development of CME Group since February 2014. Previously, she served as Managing Director, Research and Product Development since 2007. Prior to our merger with CBOT Holdings, Ms. Winkler held positions of increasing responsibility for CBOT Holdings since 1996.

Robert Zagotta

Mr. Robert Zagotta serves as Senior Managing Director - Strategy & Execution of CME Group Inc. He previously served as Senior Managing Director, Products and Services of CME Group since July 2012. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zagotta most recently served as Executive Vice President, Business Strategy and Execution for Project Leadership Associates (PLA) from 2007 to July 2012, where he worked with CME Group on a number of strategic consulting assignments. Before joining PLA, Mr. Zagotta was CEO and Co-Founder of Fourth Floor Consulting, which was acquired by PLA, and a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Zagotta has been designated as an executive officer.

Cees Vermaas

Cees Vermaas has been appointed as Managing Director & CEO of CME Europe Limited of CME Group Inc., effective 2 January 2015. Vermaas, whose appointment as CEO is subject to regulatory approval by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), will report to William Knottenbelt, CME Group Senior Managing Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Vermaas will be responsible for the ongoing build-out of CME Europe to meet the needs of customers in the European marketplace, following the exchange's initial launch in April 2014 with 30 FX futures products and seven biofuel products. Vermaas served as CEO of NYSE Euronext Amsterdam and as a member of the Management Committee of NYSE Euronext since 2010, with global responsibility for international business development for cash and listings. Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President, Head of European Cash Markets, where he was responsible for NYSE Euronext's European cash trading business, including equities, fixed income, operations, projects and business development. He originally joined Euronext in 2002 as Director Cash Market Netherlands before being promoted to Executive Director Sales and Marketing, Cash Market. His background also includes a decade working in IT and commercial roles at leading Dutch and international companies. Vermaas holds a degree in business engineering from the Rijswijk University of Technical Education in The Netherlands. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers and the American Chamber of Commerce of the Netherlands. He also is a Board Member of the Dutch Securities Institute and an Ambassador of the War Trauma Foundation.

Bryan Durkin

Mr. Bryan T. Durkin has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer of CME Group Inc. He was Chief Operating Officer of CME Group Inc. He will take on a newly created role, designed to comprehensively serve and support our global client base by ensuring the development, delivery and maintenance of industry leading products, platforms and services. He will be responsible for ensuring the company delivers the best possible experience for customers to maximize customer satisfaction and retention, while reaching new and evolving markets with core and new product and service offerings to increase growth and profitability. Durkin will oversee the company's International Offices, Client Development and Sales, Business Development, Co-location and Technology Services, Information Products, Index Services, Marketing, Research and Product Development & GFX.

Daniel Glickman

Mr. Daniel R. Glickman is Lead Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Glickman has served as Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program since April 2011 and as Vice President of the Aspen Institute since 2012. Mr. Glickman also has served as a Senior Fellow for the Bipartisan Policy Center since July 2010. From 2004 to April 2010, Mr. Glickman served as Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Mr. Glickman previously served as Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government from 2002 to 2004 and, served as Senior Advisor in the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, from 2001 to 2004. He also served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 through 2001 and as a member of the U.S. Congress, representing a district in Kansas, from 1977 through 1995. Mr. Glickman serves as our Lead Director.

John Sandner

Mr. John F. Sandner serves as Director of CME Group Inc., since 1978. Mr. Sandner has been a member of CME for more than 30 years. He also served as our Special Policy Advisor from 1998 to 2005 and as Chairman of our board for 13 years. Previously, Mr. Sandner served as Chairman of E*Trade Futures, LLC from 2003 through February 2013 and as President and CEO of RB&H Financial Services, L.P., a futures commission merchant and one of our former clearing firms, from 1985 to 2003. Mr. Sandner currently serves on the board of the National Futures Association, as one of our board representatives on the Dubai Mercantile Exchange and as Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation. He obtained a Juris Doctor degree from University of Notre Dame and a Bachelors degree from Southern Illinois University.

Jeffrey Bernacchi

Mr. Jeffrey M. Bernacchi is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Bernacchi is an independent trader of markets and has served as President and owner of JMB Trading Corp. since 1980, managing member of Celeritas Capital LLC since 2008, and Class C Member of Trade Lifts, LLC since 2012. He is also a member of PRMIA, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association, a member of Hyde Park Angels, Chicago-based angel investment group, and serves as an independent board member of Prism Analytical Technologies, a private company providing air testing technologies.

Timothy Bitsberger

Mr. Timothy S. Bitsberger is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Bitsberger has served as Managing Director, Official Institutions FIG Coverage Group of BNP PNA, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, since December 2010. He previously served as senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton from May 2010 to November 2010. Previously, he was with BancAccess Financial from December 2009 to April 2010 and was Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Freddie Mac from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Bitsberger also was with the U.S. Treasury Department from 2001 to 2005 serving first as their Deputy Assistant Secretary for federal finance and more recently as the Assistant Secretary for financial markets. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary in 2004.

Dennis Chookaszian

Mr. Dennis H. Chookaszian is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council from 2007 to 2011. From 1999 until 2001, Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and CEO of mPower, Inc., a financial advice provider focused on the online management of 401(k) plans. Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies from 1992 to 1999. During his 27-year career with CNA, Mr. Chookaszian held several management positions at the business unit and corporate levels, including President and COO from 1990 to 1992 and CFO from 1975 to 1990. Mr. Chookaszian is a registered certified public accountant.

Martin Gepsman

Mr. Martin J. Gepsman is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. He has been a member of CME for more than 25 years. Mr. Gepsman has also been an independent floor broker and trader since 1985.

Larry Gerdes

Mr. Larry G. Gerdes is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Gerdes has served as general partner of Sand Hill Financial Company, a venture capital partnership, since 1983. Mr. Gerdes is also a general partner of Gerdes Huff Investments. Mr. Gerdes formerly served as Chairman from 2000 and as CEO from 1993 of Transcend Services, concluding with the sale of that company in April 2012. Mr. Gerdes is shareholder and President of Friesland Farms, LLC and serves as Chairman of the board of Solo Health, a private company in Atlanta. Mr. Gerdes is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, serves as trustee for Monmouth College. Mr. Gerdes previously served on the board of CBOT Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2007.

J. Dennis Hastert

Mr. J. Dennis Hastert is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Hastert served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1999 through 2007. He served 11 terms in Congress and retired from the House of Representatives in 2007. Prior to his role as Speaker, Mr. Hastert served as Chief Deputy Majority Whip in the 104th Congress and also served as Chairman of the House of Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on National Security, International Affairs and Criminal Justice. He also spent the first 16 years of his career teaching government, history and economics at Yorkville High School in Illinois.

Bruce Johnson

Mr. Bruce F. Johnson is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Johnson has been a member of CME for more than 30 years. Mr. Johnson previously served as President, Director and part owner of Packers Trading Company, Inc., a former futures commission merchant and former clearing firm, from 1969 through 2003. Mr. Johnson also serves on the board of the Chicago Crime Commission.

William Miller

Mr. William P. Miller II, is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Miller has served as the Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of Financial Markets International, Inc. since March 2011. Previously, he served as the Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System from 2008 through March 2011 and as its Senior Investment Officer, Fund Management during 2005 to 2008. He served as Senior Risk Manager for the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority from 2003 to mid-2005. Mr. Miller was a risk management advisor for the Rockefeller Foundation, a non-profit foundation and an advisor to Africa Global from 2002 to 2003. Over the 1996 to 2002 period, Mr. Miller was the Independent Risk Oversight Officer for Commonfund responsible for enterprise-wide risk management, regulatory compliance and internal audit. From 1974 through 1996, Mr. Miller held management positions in General Motors engineering, treasury and investment divisions. Mr. Miller is a chartered financial analyst and a member of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts. Mr. Miller previously served as a member of the PCAOB Standing Advisory Group and on the board of the Dubai International Futures Exchange, New York Futures Exchange, BTOP50 Family of Funds and the End Users of Derivatives Association.

James Oliff

Mr. James E. Oliff is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Oliff has been a member of CME for more than 30 years. Mr. Oliff served as Vice Chairman from 2002 until 2007 and as Second Vice Chairman from 1998 until 2002. Mr. Oliff has also served as President of FILO Corp., a floor brokerage business, since 1982. Mr. Oliff previously served as Executive Director of International Futures and Options Associates from 1996 to 2005, as President and CEO of FFast Trade U.S., LLC from 2001 to 2005, as Chairman and CEO of FFastFill Inc. from 2003 to 2005 and as FFastFill’s COO from 2001 to 2003. He also served as President of LST Commodities, LLC, an introducing broker, from 1999 until 2002. He currently serves as a member of the advisory board for the M.S. Program in Financial Engineering at Kent State University and the advisory board of The Review of Futures Markets. Mr. Oliff also serves as the Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

Ronald Pankau

Mr. Ronald A. Pankau is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Pankau has been an independent trader since 1981. He serves as the Treasurer and Secretary of political action committee and as a member of business conduct committee, pit supervision and arbitration committees. He is the owner and CEO of JH Best Manufacturing, a steel fabricating plant.

Edemir Pinto

Mr. Edemir Pinto is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Pinto joined the Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange (BM&F) in 1986. In 1987, he became the Derivatives Clearinghouse Officer where he was responsible for risk management, settlement, participant registration, collateral, custody, and controllership. In 1999, he was named CEO of BM&F, and, then, in 2002 he also became the CEO of the Brazilian Commodities Exchange. Mr. Pinto was a member of the BM&F Board of Directors until 2007. After the integration of BM&F S.A. and Bovespa Holding, creating BM&FBOVESPA S.A., Mr. Pinto was officially appointed to the position of CEO of the combined company.

Alex Pollock

Mr. Alex J. Pollock is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Pollock has served as Resident Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C. since 2004. He previously served as President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago from 1991 through 2004. He was previously President and CEO of Community Federal Savings. Mr. Pollock serves on the non-profit boards of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and the Great Books Foundation. Mr. Pollock previously served as our Lead Director.

Terry Savage

Ms. Terry L. Savage is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Ms. Savage is a financial journalist, author and President of Terry Savage Productions, Ltd., which provides speeches, columns and videos on personal finance for corporate and association meetings, publications and national television programs and networks, including CNN and CBS. She was a founding member of the CBOE, and was a member of CME from 1975 to 1980. She is a registered investment advisor.

William Shepard

Mr. William R. Shepard is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Shepard has been a member of CME for more than 30 years. Previously he served as Second Vice Chairman from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Shepard is founder and President of Shepard International, Inc., a futures commission merchant.

Howard Siegel

Mr. Howard J. Siegel is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Siegel has been a member of CME since 1977. In 1978, Mr. Siegel began his trading career at Moccatta Metals in their Class B arbitrage operations and served as an order filler until 1980. From there, he went on to fill orders and trade cattle from 1980 until 1982. At that time, Mr. Siegel became a partner and an officer in a futures commission merchant that cleared at CME until selling his ownership interest in 1990. For more than 30 years, Mr. Siegel has been an independent trader on our CME exchange. He continues to actively trade today in our agricultural product suite on the floor and electronically. Mr. Siegel also serves as the Secretary and Treasurer of the CME Group Foundation.

Dennis Suskind

Mr. Dennis A. Suskind is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Suskind joined J. Aron & Company in 1961 where he served as Executive Vice President and was responsible for the worldwide precious metal trading operations. In 1980, Mr. Suskind became a general partner of Goldman Sachs, upon its acquisition of J. Aron & Company, until his retirement in 1990. During his tenure in trading metals, Mr. Suskind served as Vice Chairman of NYMEX, Vice Chairman of COMEX, a member of the board of the Futures Industry Association, a member of the board of International Precious Metals Institute, and a member of the boards of the Gold and Silver Institutes in Washington, D.C. Mr. Suskind currently serves on the board of Liquid Holdings Group, Inc. and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Bridgehampton National Bank. Mr. Suskind previously served on the board of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2008.

David Wescott

Mr. David J. Wescott is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Wescott has been a member of CME for more than 25 years. He is a founder and partner in TradeForecaster.com LLC, an algorithmic trading and technology company. He has served as President of The Wescott Group Ltd. since 1991 and Managing Partner of the Dowd/Wescott Group since 2006. Mr. Wescott is currently a Managing Partner of DWG Futures. Mr. Wescott has served on numerous functional committees at CME.

Steven Wollack

Mr. Steven E. Wollack serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wollack has been a member of CME since 1977. Mr. Wollack is an independent trader, attorney, expert witness and NFA arbitrator. Mr. Wollack’s legal clients have included futures commission merchants, traders and brokers. Mr. Wollack has served as an expert witness in cases before the CFTC, NFA and Federal and State courts. Mr. Wollack served as CME’s First Vice Chairman from 1989-1990, Second Vice Chairman in 1988 and Treasurer from 1986-87. He has also chaired and served on numerous committees while serving as a prior director.
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