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Craig Donohue, CEO, Chicago Mercantile Exchange

CME is the largest futures exchange in the United States and the first publicly traded financial exchange in the U.S. Mr. Donohue, who became CEO in January 2004, will talk about how CME transformed its business model from a not-for-profit membership organization based primarily on open outcry floor trading to a for-profit entity that has seen its share of business generated by electronic trading grow from 15 percent in 2000 to nearly 70 percent in 2004. In the December issue of Institutional Investor Magazine, William Cline of Accenture said, "The CME is pursuing a growth agenda, and unlike other U.S. exchanges, it is playing offense, not defense. It has consolidated its market position effectively and is embracing electronic trading more aggressively than others."

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