News Release

NYMEX to Hold Special Meeting of Shareholders

Thu Sep 21 2006

New York, N.Y., September 21, 2006 -- NYMEX Holdings, Inc. today announced that it has filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission related to its initial public offering. NYMEX will hold a Special Meeting of shareholders on Thursday, October 12, 2006 to vote on the initial public offering.

NYMEX will mail the definitive proxy statement to all of its shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 12, 2006.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state.

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Statement Regarding Available Information
Please note that this is not intended to be a solicitation for proxy. NYMEX has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission a definitive proxy statement. NYMEX's stockholders are urged to read the definitive proxy statement in its entirety and any other related documents NYMEX may issue, because they will contain important information about NYMEX, the transaction, the persons soliciting proxies in connection with the transaction and the interests of these persons in the transaction and related matters. These documents may be obtained for free at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov). Additional information on how to obtain these documents from NYMEX will be made available to stockholders. Information about the directors and executive officers of NYMEX and their ownership of NYMEX stock is set forth in the proxy statement.

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