CME Group and GFI Group Terminate Merger Agreement

London and Chicago - 30 January 2015

CME Group Inc. and GFI Group Inc. today announced that they have each determined to terminate their previously announced merger agreement following today’s special meeting of GFI shareholders. 

Preliminary results from the GFI shareholder meeting held earlier today in New York indicate that GFI shareholders did not approve the proposed merger.  As a result, the parties each determined that terminating the merger agreement and related transactions was in the best interest of their respective companies and shareholders at this time.

The related merger agreement by and among CME and Jersey Partners Inc. and their affiliates and purchase agreement by and among GFI Brokers Holdco Ltd., CME, Jersey Partners Inc. and their affiliates, were also terminated.

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