News Release

NYMEX to Change Margins for Platinum Futures Contracts

Tue Dec 05 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y., December 5, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will change margins for its platinum and NYMEX miNYTM platinum futures contracts, effective at the close of business tomorrow.

Margins for the platinum futures contract will increase to $3,250 from $3,000 for clearing members, to $3,575 from $3,300 for members, and to $4,388 from $4,050 for customers. The margins for the NYMEX miNY platinum futures contract will increase to $650 from $600 for clearing members, to $715 from $660 for members, and to $878 from $810 for customers.

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