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Products and Services - U.S.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

HISTORY | Founded in 1898, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) provides trading in derivatives of comprehensive asset classes, including financial, metals, energy and agricultural products for investors. CME, the former Chicago Butter and Egg Board, merged with CBOT and NYMEX in 2006 and 2008 respectively to form the current CME Group. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Holdings Inc. has been listed in the New York Stock Exchange since December 2002.

MARKET POSITION | As a result of the wide variety of products and the large scale of the exchange platform, CME has a large degree of liquidity and market efficiency so clients are able to conduct transactions rapidly. Currently, CME is the largest futures and options exchange in the U.S and all over the world. Products traded in the CME Group, including currency, energy and agricultural futures products, are regarded as the world's benchmark.

CME Globex trading system was introduced in 1992 as the first global electronic trading platform for futures contracts. On 19 October 2004, the one billionth (1,000,000,000) transaction was recorded.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE | http://www.cmegroup.com


The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

HISTORY | The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) was formed in 1848 by 82 grain dealers, and is the world's oldest futures and options exchange. In 2007, CBOT merged with CME to form CME Group and now operates at designated contract markets (DCM) of the CME Group.

MARKET POSITION | CBOT trades mainly agricultural futures products, including corn, soybean and soybean oil, all of which constitute the pricing benchmark of agricultural products. It also provides trading on US treasury notes, bonds and stock index futures.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE | http://www.cmegroup.com


The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX)

HISTORY | Founded in 1872, the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX) is the former Butter and Cheese Exchange of New York. It merged with Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX) in 1994 under the NYMEX name. NYMEX was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on 17 November 2006, and was acquired by CME Group later in 2008. NYMEX now operates as designated contract markets (DCM) of the CME Group.

MARKET POSITION | Products trading in NYMEX and COMEX, including energy and precious metals futures products, are regarded as the world's benchmark in trading.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE | http://www.cmegroup.com


IntercontinentalExchange (ICE)

HISTORY | Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) was founded in 2000, and its headquarters are located in Atlanta, United States. Its subsidiaries, ICE US, ICE Europe and ICE Canada, were formed through the merger of the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT), International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) and Winnipeg Commodity Exchange (WCE) respectively.

MARKET POSITION | The most popular products in ICE, including soft products and energy products, are regarded as pricing benchmarks of the market.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE | https://www.theice.com