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On April 13, 2012, CME Group distributed the following notice to its shareholders.

   *** Exercise Your Right to Vote ***   

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 23, 2012.


         Meeting Information        




Meeting Type:         Annual Meeting

         For holders as of:    March 28, 2012        
         Date: May 23, 2012        Time: 3:30 P.M. Central Time        

Location:   CME Group Auditorium

                    20 South Wacker Drive

                    Chicago, IL 60606





You are receiving this communication because you hold shares in the above named company.


This is not a ballot. You cannot use this notice to vote these shares. This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at or easily request a paper copy (see reverse side).


We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.



See the reverse side of this notice to obtain proxy materials and voting instructions.


——      Before You Vote      ——

How to Access the Proxy Materials



Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:



How to View Online:

Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow LOGO (located on the following page) and visit:


How to Request and Receive a PAPER or E-MAIL Copy:

If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is NO charge for requesting a copy. Please choose one of the following methods to make your request:


2) BY TELEPHONE:     1-800-579-1639

3) BY E-MAIL*:   

* If requesting materials by e-mail, please send a blank e-mail with the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow LOGO (located on the following page) in the subject line.


Requests, instructions and other inquiries sent to this e-mail address will NOT be forwarded to your investment advisor. Please make the request as instructed above on or before May 9, 2012 to facilitate timely delivery.




——      How To Vote      ——

Please Choose One of the Following Voting Methods



Vote In Person: If you choose to vote these shares in person at the meeting, you must request a “legal proxy.” To do so, please follow the instructions at or request a paper copy of the materials, which will contain the appropriate instructions. Many shareholder meetings have attendance requirements including, but not limited to, the possession of an attendance ticket issued by the entity holding the meeting. Please check the meeting materials for any special requirements for meeting attendance.


Vote By Internet: To vote now by Internet, go to Have the information that is printed in the box marked by the arrow LOGO available and follow the instructions.


Vote By Mail: You can vote by mail by requesting a paper copy of the materials, which will include a voting instruction form.



     Voting Items         


The Board of Directors recommends you vote

FOR the following:



1.      Election of Directors


  Seven will be elected to the Board of Directors


01)     Dennis H. Chookaszian

02)     Larry G. Gerdes

03)     Daniel R. Glickman

04)     James E. Oliff





05)     Edemir Pinto

06)     Alex J. Pollock

07)     William R. Shepard




The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals:


2.      Ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for 2012.


3.      Advisory vote on the compensation of our named executive officers.


4.     Approval of the Fourth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of CME Group Inc.


5.      Approval of the CME Group Inc. Amended and Restated Omnibus Stock Plan.


6.     Approval of the CME Group Inc. Amended and Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan.


The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposal:


7.    Shareholder Proposal Regarding Proxy Access.


NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.





     Voting Instructions