News Release

NYMEX Announces Hours and Fees for Side By Side COMEX Metals Futures Contracts on CME Globex®

Wed Nov 29 2006

New York, N.Y., November 29, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced hours and fees for the COMEX gold, silver, copper and aluminum futures contracts that will be offered for side by side trading on the CME Globex electronic trading platform on December 3 for trade date December 4.

All contracts will be listed for all months, corresponding with the floor-traded futures contracts, and will be available for trading on CME Globex from 6:00 PM ET Sundays through 5:15 PM ET Fridays, with a 45-minute break each day between 5:15 PM ET and 6:00 PM ET.

Fees will be $0.25 for member day trades, $0.50 for member overnight trades, $0.85 for NYMEX members eligible for blended rates, and $1.45 for non-members.

The COMEX gold options contract, currently listed on the NYMEX ACCESS® after-hours electronic trading system, will continue to be available for open outcry trading, but will be temporarily delisted from NYMEX ACCESS and will not be listed on CME Globex at this time.

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