News Release

Exchange Sets Volume Records on NYMEX ClearPort®

Thu Aug 25 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y., August 25, 2005 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., announced today that a record 226,653 contracts were cleared through NYMEX ClearPort® yesterday, surpassing the previous record of 219,690 contracts cleared on June 14.

Exchange President James E. Newsome said, "NYMEX ClearPort® provides unparalleled flexibility and security to our market participants. We are delighted to see the continued growth and increased demand of this risk management tool."

# # #


Forward Looking and Cautionary Statements
This press release may contain forward–looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to our future performance, operating results, strategy, and other future events. Such statements generally include words such as could, can, anticipate, believe, expect, seek, pursue, and similar words and terms, in connection with any discussion of future results. Forward–looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, any of which may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated, estimated, or projected results referenced in forward–looking statements. In particular, the forward–looking statements of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries are subject to the following risks and uncertainties: the success and timing of new futures contracts and products; changes in political, economic, or industry conditions; the unfavorable resolution of material legal proceedings; the impact and timing of technological changes and the adequacy of intellectual property protection; the impact of legislative and regulatory actions, including without limitation, actions by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and terrorist activities and international hostilities, which may affect the general economy as well as oil and other commodity markets. We assume no obligation to update or supplement our forward–looking statements.

Corporate Communications

+1 312 930 3434
Email