News Release

NYMEX Holdings, Inc., Appoints Two Board Members

Wed Aug 03 2005

New York, N.Y., August 3, 2005 — The board of directors of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., announced today that it has appointed two new members to fill its vacant board positions.

David Lazarus will represent the equity owner category, and Howard Gabler will serve as a public director. Both positions were vacated by board members earlier this year. Mr. Lazarus and Mr. Gabler will serve until the next general election of directors.

NYMEX Chairman Mitchell Steinhause said, "We are pleased to have David and Howard join the board. This is a critical time at the Exchange, and we want to ensure that the interests of the entire membership are well-represented on the board of directors."

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