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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)

OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) April 29, 2020

 

CME GROUP INC.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

 

Delaware

 

001-31553

 

36-4459170

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

 

(Commission

File No.)

 

(IRS Employer

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

N/A

(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class

 

Trading

symbol

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Class A Common Stock

 

CME

 

Nasdaq

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 1.01Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On April 29, 2020, Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (“CME”), a wholly owned subsidiary of CME Group Inc., entered into an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its 364-day multi-currency credit facility (the “Existing Credit Facility”) with Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent, Citibank, N.A., as Collateral Agent and Collateral Monitoring Agent and certain of the existing banks under the Existing Credit Facility. The Existing Credit Facility as amended by the Amendment is referred to as the “Amended Credit Facility.”

The Amended Credit Facility is for a multi-currency revolving secured credit facility of $7 billion (which is eligible to be increased to $10 billion) and is intended to provide temporary liquidity to CME in the event of a clearing member default, a liquidity constraint or depositary default, or in the event of a delay in the payment systems utilized by CME. Clearing member guaranty fund contributions and performance bond assets deposited by clearing members can be used as collateral under the Facility.

The foregoing description of the Amended Credit Facility is only a summary, does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to, and should be read in conjunction with, the complete text of the Amended Credit Facility, which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 2.03Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information set forth in Item 1.01 above is hereby incorporated by reference under this Item 2.03.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit

Number

  

Description

     
 

10.1

  

Amendment No. 3 to Credit Agreement and Bank Joinder Agreement, dated as of April 29, 2020, between Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc., certain lenders, Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Citibank N.A. as Collateral Agent and Collateral Monitoring Agent. The Amended Credit Agreement, as amended as of April 29, 2020, between Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., certain lenders, Bank of America, N.A., as Administrative Agent and Citibank N.A. as Collateral Agent and Collateral Monitoring Agent is attached as Annex A to the Amendment.


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: April 30, 2020

 

 

By:

 

/s/ Kathleen M. Cronin

 

 

Name:

 

Kathleen M. Cronin

 

 

Title:

 

Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and

Corporate Secretary