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On or after April 10, 2014, CME Group Inc. provided the following notice to its shareholders:
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Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 21, 2014.
CME GROUP INC.
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: March 26, 2014
Date: May 21, 2014 Time: 3:30 PM Central Time
Location: CME Auditorium
20 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
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NOTICE AND PROXY STATEMENT CME GROUP 2013 ANNUAL REPORT
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The Board of Directors recommends you vote
FOR the following proposals:
Election of Directors
Eighteen will be elected to the Board of Directors
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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials
2014 CME GROUP INC. Annual Meeting of Shareholders
MEETING DATE: May 21, 2014
RECORD DATE: March 26, 2014
CUSIP NUMBER: 12572Q105
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CME Group Inc. plans to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission and mail a proxy statement to our shareholders containing information about the company and certain proposals to be presented to a vote of shareholders at its 2014 Annual Meeting. Shareholders of CME Group Inc. should read the proxy statement carefully when it becomes available because it will contain important information about the proposals to be considered at the Annual Meeting, the persons soliciting proxies related to the proposals, their interests in the proposals and related matters.
Shareholders can obtain free copies of the proxy statement when it becomes available by contacting the Shareholder Relations and Member Services Department, CME Group Inc., 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Shareholders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement filed by CME Group Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission in connection with the Annual Meeting at the Securities and Exchange Commissions Web site at www.sec.gov. In addition to the proxy statement, CME Group Inc. files annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are also available at the Securities and Exchange Commissions Web site at www.sec.gov.
CME Group Inc. and its directors, executive officers and certain members of management and other employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of CME Group Inc.s shareholders to approve the proposals. These individuals may have interests in the proposals. A detailed list of the names, affiliations and interests of the participants in the solicitation will be contained in the proxy statement.