CME Group (CME) Chief Executive Officer to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell
ADVISORY, June 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
What: CME Group (CME) will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square. CME Group (CME), the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NDAQ), the world's largest exchange company, will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the listing of E-mini futures on the popular NASDAQ-100 index. Since the product launch in June of 1999, more than 636 million E-mini NASDAQ-100 futures contracts have traded, making it one of the world's most successful equity index futures contracts. In honor of the occasion, Craig Donohue, Chief Executive Officer of CME Group (CME), will preside over the Opening Bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at 9:15 - 9:30 a.m. ET Contacts: Mary Haffenberg (312) 930-3435 (phone) (312) 656-3510 (mobile) Mary.Haffenberg@CMEGroup.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Robert Madden (646) 441-5045 (office) Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.
An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm.
To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.
About CME Group:
CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago and New York. By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk. CME Clearing also offers financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to operate, invest and grow. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."
The Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME Group, Globex, E-mini and CME ClearPort are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago. NYMEX and New York Mercantile Exchange are 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 and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.
About E-mini NASDAQ-100 Futures Contracts:
NASDAQ(r), NASDAQ-100(r) and NASDAQ-100 Index(r) are registered trademarks of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (collectively, with its affiliates, the "Corporations") and are licensed for use by Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. The E-mini NASDAQ-100 futures contracts have not been passed on by the Corporations as to their legality or suitability, and are not issued, endorsed, or sold by the Corporations. THE CORPORATIONS MAKE NO WARRANTIES AND BEAR NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE E-MINI NASDAQ-100 FUTURES CONTRACTS.
About NASDAQ OMX:
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,800 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North; and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and ETFs. NASDAQ OMX Group technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX Group exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com.
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