CME Group Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   February 4, 2015

CME Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-31553 36-4459170
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois   60606
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   312-930-1000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On February 4, 2015, the Board of Directors of CME Group Inc. (the "Company") approved the appointment of Jack Tobin to serve as the Company’s Managing Director and Chief Accounting Officer effective as of April 1, 2015. Mr. Tobin will be replacing Jill A. Harley, who has served in this role on an interim basis since May 20, 2014. Ms. Harley will remain with the Company in a different capacity.

Mr. Tobin most recently served as our Managing Director, Corporate Finance since 2007. He has 13 years of financial services experience at the Company, CBOT Holdings, Inc. ("CBOT Holdings") and Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. ("CBOT"). Prior to our merger with CBOT Holdings, Mr. Tobin served as the Director, Corporate Finance for CBOT Holdings and CBOT from 2002 to 2007. Prior to joining CBOT, Mr. Tobin served as a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Tobin is a registered certified public accountant.

Mr. Tobin will participate in the Company’s compensation program upon terms commensurate with other executives at the level of Managing Director.

There are no family relationships existing between Mr. Tobin and any executive officer or director of the Company. There have been no transactions, and no transactions are currently proposed, in which the Company was or is to be a participant and in which Mr. Tobin or any member of his immediate family had or will have an interest.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    CME Group Inc.
February 5, 2015   By:   Kathleen M. Cronin
        Name: Kathleen M. Cronin
        Title: Senior Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary