News Release

NYMEX to List Brent Crude Oil on CME Globex®

Fri Jul 07 2006

NEW YORK, NY, July 7, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced that it will list the Brent crude oil financial futures contract on CME Globex beginning on July 23 for trade date July 24.

The contract, which has the code BB, will continue to be listed on the NYMEX ClearPort® clearing platform. All fees for trading the contract on CME Globex will be waived through the end of the year.

The WTI:Brent crude oil spread (WS:BB) will be offered on CME Globex and listed for up to 72 consecutive months. The WTI leg of the spread will be subject to normal fees, but the fees for the Brent crude oil leg will be waived through the end of the year.

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