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Exchange Sets Record for NYMEX Division Seat Sale

Fri Jun 24 2005
New York, N.Y., June 24, 2005 — A seat on the NYMEX Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., sold today for a record $2,500,000, topping the $2,485,000 sale set on June 8.

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, "This record seat sale is evidence of the enthusiasm about the Exchange's current direction and is a reflection of the confidence in our global expansion efforts."
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