CHICAGO, May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group Inc. (NYSE:CME) today announced the election results from its annual meeting. Shareholders elected ten directors to three-year terms expiring in 2011.
The following individuals were elected by Class A and Class B shareholders voting together as a single class:
-- Craig S. Donohue, 46, Chief Executive Officer, CME Group -- Timothy S. Bitsberger, 48, Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Federal Home Loan and Mortgage Company -- Jackie M. Clegg, 46, Managing Partner, Clegg International Consultants LLC -- James A. Donaldson, 63, Independent Trader -- J. Dennis Hastert, 66, Retired, Speaker of the House of Representatives -- William P. Miller II, 52, Senior Investment Officer, Fund Management for the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System -- Terry L. Savage, 63, financial journalist, author and President of Terry Savage Productions, Ltd. -- Christopher Stewart, 50, Chief Executive Officer, Gelber Group The following individual was elected by holders of Class B-1 shares: -- Bruce F. Johnson, 59, Independent Trader The following individual was elected by holders of Class B-2 shares: -- Patrick B. Lynch, 42, Independent Trader
In addition, CME Group shareholders elected five members of the Class B-1 and B-2 nominating committees, which will select board candidates for election by their respective class of shareholders at next year's annual meeting. They also approved the Audit Committee's appointment of Ernest & Young LLP as CME Group's independent registered public accounting firm for the 2008 year.
CME Group (http://www.cmegroup.com) is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Formed by the 2007 merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on its trading floors. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, agricultural commodities, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."
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Source: CME Group Inc.