News Release

Exchange to Change Margins for Coal Futures Contract

Wed Dec 14 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., December 14, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced margin changes for Central Appalachian (CAPP) coal futures contracts at the close of business tomorrow.

The margins for the CAPP coal futures contract will decrease to $3,500 from $5,000 for clearing members, to $3,850 from $5,500 for members, and to $4,725 from $6,750 for customers.

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