News Release

Exchange Sets Volume Record for e-miNYsm Futures Contract

Thu Jun 09 2005
NEW YORK, N.Y., June 9, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced that a record 23,310 e–miNYsm futures contracts were traded on June 8, surpassing the previous record of 21,572 contracts set on June 2.

The e-miNYsm crude oil futures contracts hit a record high of 21,361 contracts traded on June 8, exceeding the record high of 19,645 contracts set on June 2.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "The continued growth of trading activity of the e-miNYsm futures contracts demonstrates market participants' support for this reliable, transparent, and liquid risk management tool."
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e-miNY is a service mark of Chicago Mercantile Exchange and New York Mercantile Exchange pursuant to agreement. GLOBEX is a registered trademark of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. E-mini is a service mark of CME.

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