8-k Earnings Release 12.31.2013
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported) February 4, 2014
CME GROUP INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
20 South Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (312) 930-1000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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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 February 4, 2014, reporting CME Group Inc.’s financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.
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 earnings per share. Management believes that the presentation of non-GAAP earnings per share provides 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 this non-GAAP financial measure provides 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.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
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.
Date: February 4, 2014
/s/ Kathleen M. Cronin
Kathleen M. Cronin
Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Press Release, dated February 4, 2014.