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CME Group Sponsors Brittany Lincicome on LPGA Tour

CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced its sponsorship of Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) player Brittany Lincicome, third qualifier for the 2012 CME Group Titleholders -championship tournament. The event is taking place at TwinEagles in Naples, Fla. on Nov. 15 through Nov. 18.

"CME Group is excited to increase its commitment to women's professional golf by supporting Brittany Lincicome, one of the LPGA's most promising young players," said Anita Liskey, Managing Director Corporate Marketing & Communications, CME Group. "Sponsoring both Brittany and the LPGA through our one-of-a-kind CME Group Titleholders event broadens the reach of the CME Group brand globally and furthers our efforts in engaging with customers."

In 2011, Lincicome recorded her fourth and fifth LPGA victories of the season at the CN Canadian Women's Open and the ShopRite LPGA Classic, respectively. Lincicome's additional top-10 finishes this season have included: second place tie at the RR Donnelley LPGA Founders Cup; third place tie at the LPGA State Farm Classic and the LPGA HanaBank Championship; 10th place tie at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.  In August, Lincicome qualified and competed as a member of the U.S. Solheim Cup Team with a 2-2-1 record, marking her third time on the team.

"I am excited to have the backing of CME Group at this stage of my professional golf career," said 27-year-old Lincicome. "CME Group and their staff represent excellence, and I look forward to working with them."

As the season-culminating event of the 2012 LPGA Tour season, CME Group Titleholders will showcase the best-of-the-best from the LPGA as they compete on the Eagle Course at world-renowned TwinEagles Golf Course. Throughout the 2012 season, LPGA players have been competing to earn a "Ticket to CME Group Titleholders." At each tournament during the tour, three LPGA players qualify for their spot at Titleholders. For more information on CME Group Titleholders, please click here: http://www.lpga.com/golf/tournaments/lpga/cme-group-titleholders.aspx or on twitter here: https://twitter.com/CMEGroupLPGA.

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.

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.  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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