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The following information was distributed or made available on after April 13, 2012 by the Class B-1 nominee, Gary Lark:
I imagine you have received my letter requesting you vote for me for CME Group B-1 Director. Since we have known each other for so many years on the trading floor I wanted to ask for your vote in a more personal way. I continue conducting my business from the trading floor and miss regular contact with people like you. It is important that the voice of someone as intimately involved with the floor community as I am is heard on board of directors. Your vote is needed and appreciated.
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CME Group Inc. has filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 23, 2012. Shareholders of CME Group Inc. are urged to read the definitive proxy statement and any other relevant materials filed by CME Group Inc. with the SEC because they contain, or will contain, important information about CME Group Inc. and the Annual Meeting. The definitive proxy statement and other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by CME Group Inc. with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SECs web site at www.sec.gov. In addition, shareholders may obtain free copies of these documents by contacting CME Group Inc., Shareholder Relations and Membership Services, 20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606. Shareholders are urged to read the definitive proxy statement and the other relevant materials (when they become available) before making any voting decision with respect to matters to be acted on at the Annual Meeting.
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The following information was distributed or made available on after April 13, 2012 by the Class B-1 nominee, Gerard Shannon:
Testimonials for Gerard Shannon:
Gerard Shannon has a strong grasp of the complex and constantly evolving landscape of the trading industry, and I believe that he is the best candidate to serve as our Class B-1 director. He has the experience and he has the vision.
~ John Newhouse (JN), Director of John F. Newhouse & Company and Gator Trading Company; 16-year veteran CME Group Board Member
Gerard Shannon is a great communicator, and I believe that he will listen to the needs and concerns of the CME Group customers and shareholders.
~ Irwin Rosen, (IRV) Past CME Board Member, 1997-2001
I have traded with Gerard for eighteen years and am convinced that he is the man who can best serve as our Class B-1 director as the exchange faces the challenges ahead.
~ Chris Lang (CHL)
I believe that Gerard will bring balance and value to the CME Group Board of Directors, and I support his election as the Class B-1 director.
~ Pat Mulchrone (PJM)
Gerard Shannon: experienced, knowledgeable, ethical. He would be a great addition to the CME Group Board of Directors.
~ Patrick J. Kenny, Vice President, CQG
As a current Board Member of a publicly traded exchange, I know firsthand the challenges and responsibilities that come with that role; I believe that Gerard Shannon has the wisdom and experience that is required, and that he will make an excellent Class B-1 director.
~ Tom Anderson, Chief Commercial Officer, ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago LLC; Member, Board of Directors, NYSE ARCA Equities, Inc.