News Release

Correction: NYMEX to Change Expiration Position Month Limits for Two Futures Contracts

Thu Dec 20 2007

New York, N.Y., December 20, 2007 - The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced it will decrease the expiration month position limits for its copper futures and Singapore 380 fuel oil swap futures contracts.

Expiration position limits for the copper futures contract will decrease to 250 contracts from 350, effective at the close of business on December 28.

Expiration position limits for the Singapore 380 fuel oil swap futures contract will decrease to 150 contracts from 500, effective at the close of business on December 21.

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