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Filed: 27 Oct 21, 7:08am

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549 
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FORM 8-K
 
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CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) October 27, 2021
 
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CME GROUP INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter) 
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Delaware 001-31553 36-4459170
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
 (Commission
File No.)
 (IRS Employer
Identification No.)
 
20 South Wacker DriveChicagoIllinois 60606
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 930-1000
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report) 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
Class A Common StockCMENasdaq
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405) of this chapter or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.



Item 2.02.Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
The information set forth under “Item 2.02. Results Of Operations and Financial Condition,” including the Exhibit attached hereto, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Attached and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 99.1 is a copy of a press release of CME Group Inc. dated October 27, 2021, reporting CME Group Inc.’s financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021.
To supplement CME Group’s financial statements on a GAAP basis, the attached press release includes financial measures that are not in accordance with GAAP, consisting of non-GAAP net income and earnings per share. Management believes that the presentation of non-GAAP net income and earnings per share provide important supplemental information to management and investors about financial and business trends relating to CME Group Inc.’s financial condition and results of operations. Management believes that the use of these non-GAAP financial measures provide a better measure of comparability with the Company’s prior financial reports. Management acknowledges that non-GAAP adjustments may include recurring items. These non-GAAP measures should be considered as a supplement to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, the corresponding measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, CME Group Inc. has included a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures in the press release.
 
Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit
Number
  Description
99.1   
104 The cover page from CME Group Inc.'s Current Report on Form 8-K, formatted in Inline XBRL.




SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 CME Group Inc.
 Registrant
Date: October 27, 2021 By: /s/ John W. Pietrowicz
 Name:

Title:
 John W. Pietrowicz

Chief Financial Officer & Senior Managing
Director Finance

Principal Financial Offer and
Duly Authorized Officer