CME sweetens Cbot offer

It is now offering Cbot shareholders a $485 million dividend as it attempts to compete against an improved bid from rival IntercontinentalExchange (ICE). The move comes two days after ICE said it would allow Cbot shareholders to elect up to $2.5billion in cash in lieu of ICE shares, after the CME’s Atlanta-based rival responded to the US Department of Justice’s decision to approve the CME’s plans to merge with Cbot.

The CME’s enhanced bid offers Cbot shareholders a one-time cash dividend of $9

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.


Want to know what’s included in our free registration? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here