CME Group Inc.
2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
10:00 a.m. CST
To support the health and well-being of our employees and our shareholders, the annual meeting of shareholders of CME Group will be held virtually on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Central time at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CME2021.
You are entitled to vote if you were a Class A or Class B shareholder of CME Group as of the close of business on March 8, 2021 (the “record date”).
ACCESSING THE VIRTUAL MEETING
You are entitled to attend the virtual annual meeting if you were a shareholder as of March 8, 2021. If you plan to attend the virtual meeting, you will need to visit www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CME2021 and use your 16-digit control number provided in the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials (“Notice”), on your proxy card or in the instructions that accompanied your proxy materials to log into the meeting.
If you do not have a 16-digit control number, you may still attend the meeting as a guest in listen-only mode. We encourage shareholders to log in to the website and access the webcast early, beginning approximately 15 minutes before the annual meeting’s 10:00 a.m. Central Time start time. If you experience technical difficulties, please contact the technical support telephone number posted on www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CME2021.
SUBMITTING QUESTIONS AT THE ANNUAL MEETING
Shareholders of record and proxy holders who provide their valid 16-digit control number will be able to participate in the annual meeting by asking questions and voting their shares online as outlined below.
To submit questions during the meeting, shareholders must log into the virtual meeting website with their 16-digit control number, type the question into the "Ask a Question" field, and click "Submit".
Only shareholders with a valid control number will be permitted to ask questions. Questions pertinent to meeting matters will be answered during the meeting as time allows. If we receive substantially similar written questions, we may group such questions together and provide a single response to avoid repetition and allow time for additional questions. Any questions not answered due to time limitations will be followed up after the meeting.
To submit questions in advance of the meeting, shareholders can log into www.proxyvote.com with their 16-digit control number.
We encourage you to submit your questions in advance of the meeting via firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name and the number of shares you own of CME Group as of the record date.
Shareholders of record may vote during the virtual annual meeting by logging into the meeting website at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CME2021 You will need the 16-digit control number provided in the Notice or on your proxy card in order to vote during the virtual meeting.
If you are the beneficial owner of shares held in street name, you should refer to the voting instructions provided by your brokerage firm, bank, or other holder of record. Beneficial owners, other than plan participants as outlined above, may also attend and vote online during the annual meeting. We encourage you to vote your shares prior to the meeting, even if you plan to attend the virtual annual meeting.