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CME Group: Form, Schedule Or Registration Statement No Filing Party: Date Filed:

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

On or after April 11, 2016, the following were distributed to the Class B-1 shareholders:

Jeffrey M. Bernacchi

141 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1488

Chicago, IL 60604

O: 312-235-0000 C: 847-732-5837

JeffBernacchi@gmail.com,

Jeff.Bernacchi@CMEGroup.com

Dear CME Member and Class B-1 Shareholder,

Thank you for the support and encouragement youve provided during my term on the CME Group Board. Im requesting your vote to continue as one of your Class B-1 Share Directors. As an owner of five CME Group exchange memberships and 64,998 shares of CME Group Class A commo n stock, who actively makes markets on the CME, CBOT, and NYMEX exchanges, you can be sure Im fully engaged in our business and my interests are well aligned with yours. My 35+ years of membership and experience in many aspects of our industry should give you confidence that I have the necessary expertise and commitment to continue to be effective as one of your elected CME Group Board Members.

My office remains at the historic Chicago Board of Trade building, where I am always accessible and open to the input of our membership. While Chicago-based, my business takes me to NYC and London. I continue to enjoy constructive working relationships with a broad cross-section of Exchange Members, Member Firms, CME Group employees, CME Group management, fellow Board Members, and Industry Associations. Please know, I always welcome your input, actively share your insights with our Board and management, and look forward to continuing to work together to secure our future success as Members and shareholders of CME Group.

I currently serve on the CME Group Board Risk Committee and the Audit Committee - two important governance committees. To stay current with leading thought in good governance, I annually attend the Northwestern Corporate Governance Conference, as well as periodically participate in topic-specific corporate governance programs organized by other leading graduate schools and organizations.

To review more of my background and qualifications, please see the campaign website, www.CMEvote.com. The website contains a link to the Proxy Vote website where you can easily cast your vote online using the control number included in your proxy materials. Thank you for your continued support.

You are key to CME Group success! is not just a slogan. You have the right and, I hope, will share the responsibility to support effective CME Group governance by casting your proxy ballot. Please, vote your shares before the May 18th annual meeting of the shareholders of CME Group Inc.

Sincerely,

Jeff Bernacchi

Legend

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 18, 2016. 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.

The preceding material was prepared and distributed solely by the candidate. The views and opinions expressed therein are solely those of the candidate and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CME Group Inc. or its directors, officers or employees, nor have these views or opinions been approved or sanctioned by any of them.

Mar 7, 2016

Jeffs Professional Background

64,998 CME Shares Owned

Board Director, CME Group Inc. (2009-Present)

Audit Committee (2010 - Present)

Risk Committee (2014 - Present)

EXCHANGE MEMBERSHIP

Current Exchange Equity Membership: CME, CBOT, NYMEX

1979-Present: CME (1979-1994, IMM; 1994-Present, CME)

1992-Present: IDEM division of CBOT

2000-Present: AM division of CBOT

2007-Present: NYMEX

2008-Present: Full CBOT

Past Exchange Memberships: SIMEX, CBOT, COMEX

1984-1987: SIMEX

1986-1987: AM and IDEM divisions of CBOT

1991-1992, 2014-2015: COMEX

EDUCATION

MBA 1982 (Finance), University of Chicago Graduate School of Business (renamed Chicago Booth, as of 2008), Chicago, IL

BA 1979 (Economics), DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Corporate Governance Education Programs Completed:

2009 NACD Corporate Director Institute - Director Professionalism

2010 Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management - Corporate Governance - Effectiveness and Accountability in the Boardroom

2011 Harvard Business School - Making Corporate Boards More Effective

2011 Harvard Business School - Audit Committees in a New Era of Governance

2013 Stanford Graduate School of Business - Directors Consortium

2015 ISACA (Formerly, Information Systems Audit and Control Association) - How to Measure Anything in Cybersecurity Risk

EXCHANGE BUSINESS BACKGROUND

1979-Present

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Member

Independent proprietary trader of most CME Group exchange products. At various times served on the following CME committees: Arbitration, Ethics, Floor Communications, Membership Structure (Ad Hoc), Pit (Eurodollar), and Upper Trading Floor Design.

1980-Present

JMB Trading Corp.

100% Stockholder

Proprietary Trading and Trading Services

2010-Present

TradeForecaster Global Markets - 106.J Member Firm

Assignor of Membership

2012-Present

3Red Trading, LLC. - 106.J Member Firm

Assignor of CME Class A Shares

2008-Present

Celeritas Capital, LLC.

Managing Member

Proprietary Research, Software Development

2014-Present

Cardinal Capital Management, LLC. - 106.J Member Firm

Assignor of CME Class A Shares

Vatic Markets, LLC. - 106.J Member Firm

E D & F Man Professional Trading Services Inc. - 106.J Member Firm

Subordinated Lender and Assignor of Membership and CME Class A Shares

2015-Present

Radix Trading, LLC. - 106.J Member Firm

2014-2015

Greycliff, LLC. - 106H Member Firm and CBOE Market Maker

Class B Member

2006-2014

TradeLifts, LLC. (formerly Breakwater Trading, LLC.) - 106.J Member Firm

Class C Member and Subordinated Lender and Assignor of Membership and CME Class A Shares

1999-2010

FuturesRoute, Inc. (Futures Market Consulting), Chicago, IL

50% Stockholder

Consulted regarding all phases of futures brokerage business at TerraNova Financial Group,

LLC., a Chicago, IL based FCM and Broker-Dealer. Registered as an AP of Terra Nova

Financial Group, LLC during these years and as a Principal of FuturesRoute, Inc., a registered IB.

1998-2008

Bernacchi Trading

Owner

Traded, trained, and managed a small proprietary trading group in equity index futures.

Pioneered use of hand held controllers and keyboard emulators.

1993-1998

Bernacchi-Casey Trading / Bernacchi-Casey Brokerage

Partner

Traded, trained, and co-managed small proprietary trading group and brokerage group in interest

rate futures. Pioneered pit use of both FM and telephone headset technologies. Installed first

phone bridge at CME used by floor brokers.

NON-EXCHANGE BUSINESS BACKGROUND

Prism Analytical Technogies (Air Testing Technologies)

Independent Board Director

Member of Audit and Compensation Committees

PRMIA - Professional Risk Managers International Association

ISACA - (Formerly, Information Systems Audit and Control Association)

Hyde Park Angels

Chicago-based Angel Investment Group

If Youve Received Your Voting Materials And Have Your Control Number, Please...

Jeffs Broad Range of Exchange Related Qualifications

CME Group Board Director since 2009

CME Group Board Audit and Risk Committees

CME equity member and owner of 64,998 CME Group Class A shares

NYMEX equity member, CBOT equity member, AM equity member, IDEM equity member

Current lessor and lessee of memberships

Current active individual Globex trader

Present in my CBOT office and available to members daily

Current and former investor in and assignor of memberships and CME Group Class A shares to member trading firms

Former AP of an FCM

Former principal of an IB

Former principal of a floor broker group

Jeffs Non-Exchange Business Qualifications

PRMIA - Professional Risk Managers International Association

ISACA - (Formerly, Information Systems Audit and Control Association)

Prism Analytical Technogies (Air Testing Technologies)

Member of Audit and Compensation Committees

Website Ownership

This website is operated by Jeffrey M. Bernacchi for purposes of soliciting votes in connection with the 2016 annual meeting of the CME Group Inc. The site is not sponsored or endorsed by CME Group Inc.

If Youve Received Your Voting Materials And Have Your Control Number, Please

Your Vote Counts. Vote TODAY!

Jeffs Contact Information

Jeff Bernacchi

141 W. Jackson Blvd.

Suite 1488

Chicago, IL 60604

847-732-5837

JeffBernacchi@gmail.com

Jeff.Bernacchi@CMEGroup.com

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Jeffs Interests Are Well Aligned With Yours

Legal Notice

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 18, 2016. 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.

The preceding material was prepared and distributed solely by the candidate. The views and opinions expressed therein are solely those of the candidate and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CME Group Inc. or its directors, officers or employees, nor have these views or opinions been approved or sanctioned by any of them.

Michael J. Downs

Chicago, IL 60654

312-883-2733

Fellow Members and Class B-1 Shareholders,

My name is Michael Downs and I am proud to have been slated as a candidate for election as a Class B-1 Director for the CME Group Board of Directors.

I believe I was chosen because of my knowledge and experience both on and off the trading floor. If I have learned anything about our industry, in the last 30 years, its that very little remains unaltered. The velocity at which we change varies over time, but to the benefit of our market participants and ourselves, we have been changing for decades. Our ability to adapt is what makes us and the CME unique.

I dont believe we have arrived at some pre-determined point in our history and then suddenly there are no remaining opportunities or challenges. The advancement of technology is moving at a pace that creates an environment of opportunity. The way we trade has always been a work in progress and whos to say what form it will take in the coming years. I am a proponent of growth and change, but not at the expense of our customers security, or our heritage of quality products, and diligent oversight.

With all the of the electronic sophistication we can now bring to the marketplace, the same holds true today as it did 30 years ago healthy and viable product lines create trade, and that brings success. These things will guide me as l work hard to serve as your elected Class B-1 Director and to represent all the shareholders at CME Group.

I respectfully ask for your support in the coming election. I live and work on LaSalle Street and Im available to talk in person or by phone. Before and after the Annual Meeting, I will be interested in what you have to say.

I have served on various CME committees over my career. Most recently, Class B-1 Nominating Committee 2005-2015 (2013 Chair), and currently on Probable Cause and Business Conduct.

Thank You,

Michael J. Downs (BMR)

Please vote at

www.provyvote.com

Thank you in advance for your support.

Hope you are doing well.

I would be honored to serve as your elected Class B director.

Thanks,

The preceding material was prepared and distributed solely by the candidate. The views and opinions expressed therein are solely those of the candidate and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CME Group Inc. or its directors, officers or employees, nor have these views or opinions been approved or sanctioned by any of them.

Hello,

My name is Will Hobert and I am a candidate for a Class B-1 seat on the CME Group Board of Directors.

I am running to repeat the accomplishments of my last term and to build upon them.

Since being elected in 2015, I was selected to serve on the strategic steering committee chaired by Leo Melamed. The strategic steering committees role is to review and recommend to the Board the long-term objectives and strategic plan for the company with respect to the companys business lines, business model, customer segments, globalization efforts and degrees of geographic penetration. I was chosen for this role because the committee recognized the lifetime of achievement and experience that I bring to the CME and the benefit to the Board, and to the entire organization, of leveraging those assets.

I am running on my nearly three decades of industry experience as an open outcry market maker, electronic options and futures trader, company founder, and owner of WH Trading.

As the managing member of WH Trading, I oversee technology, risk management, operations, and strategy development. Since the founding of WH Trading in 1994, the firm has grown to over 60 employees. WH Trading participates in a wide range of futures and options markets, both on the CME Group floor and electronically on numerous exchanges worldwide. Like many market participants, we have developed in-house proprietary options and futures trading software and benchmark the performance of our trading systems at the microsecond level.

I am running on my ability to adapt to changes in a dynamic trading industry and my resultant success as a proprietary firm owner.

Over the last decade, CME Group has grown and advanced as technology has driven massive change in the trading industry and capital markets. Similarly, WH Trading has reinvented itself to adapt to the new trading landscape. As financial markets evolved and liquidity shifted from open outcry to the electronic trading screens, WH Trading, like CME Group, was forced to make the challenging transition from a trading firm to a technology firm. Over the last decade, I have guided WH Trading through a major expansion as we built an electronic, automated trading operation that has also served to enhance and grow our robust floor trading operation. However, the advancement of technology and the evolution of the financial markets is a never-ending process, and in the coming decade the ability to adapt to changes, some of which we cannot currently predict, will dictate survival and success. I know what it takes to survive and thrive amidst change, and as a Board member, I will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that the Exchange and its members are best prepared for the next systemic change.

I am running because the Board of Directors continued to need a member who has a diverse trading background that includes open outcry, electronic, over the counter and options trading experience.

I have traded on all of these execution venues and understand the issues, benefits and market structure implications associated with each. With options trading comprising approximately 20% of CME Groups overall volume, its members deserve a Board member who truly understands the critical issues, complex market structure and pressing problems facing options traders. My 25 years of option trading, risk management, and strategic planning provides a necessary voice on the Board of Directors as open outcry, exchange matching engines and voice brokers all compete for options volume. Finally, WH Trading holds memberships at CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX, which provides me with a holistic perspective of CME Group and the unique challenges and opportunities that face CME members.

I am running because I understand the importance of strong relationships.

Over the past decade I have worked to advocate on behalf of, and preserve the interests of, the trading industry. Annually I travel to Washington, DC, to advocate on behalf of CME Group where I participate in informational sessions with SEC and CFTC commissioners, House and Senate Committees, and Congressional Leadership. In 2014, I participated in an intimate meeting with then-Speaker of the House John Boehner to ensure that CME Groups interests were represented and its legislative priorities advanced. I understand the importance of strong relationships with Washington, and as a result I was solicited to serve as a CME PAC Board of Director, working to ensure that support is given to candidates to guarantee their education and understanding of CME Group.

Should you have any questions, or would like to chat, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. Please visit willhobertcme.com to learn more about me and see instructions about how to cast your vote electronically.

WH Trading LLC

whobert@whtrading.com

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 18, 2016. Shareholders of CME Group Inc. are urges 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

. 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.

The preceding material was prepared and distributed solely by the candidate. The views and options expressed therein are solely those of the candidate and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of CME Group Inc. or its directors, officers or employees, nor have these views or opinions been approved or sanctioned by any of them.

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CME Campaign Letter:

REWIND/FAST FORWARD

Mark Twain said that, History doesnt repeat itself, but it often rhymes. My late father, Brian Monieson (BPM) former Chairman of the CME (1983 - 1985) ran for the board in 1982 with this letter entitled

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

. The letter began with the following:

Coming Soon! From the same people who gave you the hit smash:

N.Y. STOCK EXCHANGE SEATS PLUNGE FROM $540,000 TO $34,000

GOODBODY BROKERAGE FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY

BROKERAGE INCOME DROPS 55% UNDER NEGOTIATED COMMISSIONS

MERRILL LYNCH WILL MAKE THEIR OWN MARKETS

ONE-MINUTE TIME STAMPING REGULATION STRANGLING OUR FIRMS

Sound familiar? Competition, consolidation, and regulation once again threaten our industry. With thirty years of trading experience and memberships on the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX this is a chart pattern I have seen before. With a nod to a current sci-fi blockbuster steeped in its own history, we must again awaken the force within that which is our membership. Together:

We Must Introduce New Products

I built my career on new product innovation. I am a founding member of the NASDAQ100 futures pit. I have also been an active market maker in many exchange initiatives including Rolling Spot, Mexican IPC, and EuroS&P contracts. We need to continue to expand our product suite and launch new products for our membership.

We Must Expand our Customer Base

As Chairman of the Board of Hyde Park Angels, the largest member-run angel group in the Midwest, I helped the CME Group Foundation build relationships with Cambridge University in London and Tsinghua University in China. These relationships in turn provide research partners in Europe and Asia that can spearhead new product innovation and expand customer reach.

We Must Build our Base of Liquidity Providers

As a second generation CME Group member and an active electronic trader, I understand the value of liquidity providers in our markets. We must continue to recognize our largest providers, but also develop and nurture relationships with those groups and firms that are up and coming.

We Must Demand Clarity around Rules and Regulations

The biggest hurdle that our industry faces today is the broad-based interpretation of rules by our regulators that can impact the liquidity of our markets. As an actively engaged member of the CME PAC Committee since 2006, I continue to watch our voices gain attention in Washington. Also, I have worked with several FinTech startups that strive to provide new alternatives to managing compliance and regulatory obligations and streamlining post-trade processing.

When considering the opportunity to run for the Board of Directors for the CME Group, I was told this would be a popularity contest that favors the incumbents. To be elected I would have to make phone calls, give campaign trinkets, get references, and write personal messages.

Nonsense. Our exchanges and its diverse membership understand that to successfully respond to industry challenges, new voices must be heard. We can no longer rest on our laurels. I am deeply committed to our exchange and ask you to support an old name and new face to serve as your elected Class B-1 Director.

Douglas Monieson (DMON)

www.douglasmonieson.com

monieson@hydeparkangels.com

I am deeply committed to our exchange and ask you to support an old name and new face to serve on the CME Board of Directors as your elected Class B-1 Director.

Trading Experience

Doug Monieson, a second-generation CME member, is an active electronic futures trader with thirty years of industry experience.

He has a proven track record in trading, risk management, and new product development. He has founded, backed and successfully overseen several brokerage, local and trading groups at the CME and CBOT. He holds membership on the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.

Mr. Monieson serves on the Pit Supervision...


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