News Release

NYMEX, Shareholder Reach Agreement in Books and Records Case

Mon Jan 30 2006

NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and stockholder Cataldo J. Capozza jointly announced today that they have reached an agreement in principle to resolve the books-and-records action brought by Mr. Capozza in the Delaware Court of Chancery pursuant to which the Company will permit Mr. Capozza to inspect certain books and records. The terms of the agreement are confidential.

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