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CME Group Announces Record COMEX Copper Options Open Interest

CHICAGO, March 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced COMEX Copper options open interest reached a record 62,220 contracts on March 18, surpassing the previous record of 56,674 contracts set on February 22.

Aggregate call option open interest for COMEX Copper also reached a record 44,571 contracts, surpassing the prior record of 35,515 contracts set on February 22. Since the start of the year, COMEX Copper options have set 13 daily open interest records, including 12 consecutive record days in February 2019.

Copper options are listed with and subject to the rules of COMEX. To learn more, please visit: www.cmegroup.com/copperoptions.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.  With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

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