Jim Rogers Appoints CQG as Official Global Calculation Agent for the Rogers International Commodity Index®

13 January 2009

Jim Rogers and Beeland Interests, Inc. today announced the appointment of CQG, the leading analytics and order routing platform for global electronically traded futures markets, as the Official Global Calculation Agent for the Rogers International Commodity Index® (RICI®), as of 6:00 p.m., New York time, on Wednesday, January 14, effective for the first settlement on Thursday, January 15. CQG will calculate and distribute RICI® index values to end users directly over CQG terminals and via other quote vendors. CQG will also become a member of the Committee which is responsible for the Index.

The RICI® is a widely recognized measure of trends in global commodity prices. “Beeland Interests, Inc. has long been looking for a highly-qualified, independent Calculation Agent for its Indexes. At last we have found the perfect company in CQG, a company recognized by investors, exchanges, and data providers worldwide. CQG sets a standard to which others should aspire,” said Jim Rogers, CEO of Beeland Interests.

“CQG is very proud to be working with Jim Rogers and Beeland Interests and is honored to be selected as the official calculator for the Rogers International Commodity Index®, one of the most widely respected global commodities indexes in use today,” said Josef Schroeter, President of CQG. “CQG’s long history bringing advanced technology to the commodities markets made us an excellent choice to be the Official Calculation Agent for the RICI®.”

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