News Release

Exchange Sets Record For NYMEX Division Seat Sale

Wed Jun 08 2005
New York, N.Y., June 8, 2005 — A seat on the NYMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., sold today for a record $2,485,000, topping the $2,000,000 sale on October 12, 2004.

Ownership of a seat on the NYMEX Division also represents a share of common stock in NYMEX Holdings, Inc.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "In a year when the Exchange has experienced unprecedented volume levels and is in the midst of global expansion, we are gratified by the strength of our seat values. The record serves as an indication of the market's confidence in our continued growth."
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