News Release

NYMEX Sets Daily Volume, Open Interest Records for Metals Futures Contracts

Thu Feb 22 2007

New York, N.Y., February 22, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., a subsidiary of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NMX), announced today that it set daily volumes and open interest records for COMEX metals futures contracts yesterday.

Gold open interest reached 405,365 contracts, topping the 399,591 contracts on February 16.

On the CME Globex® electronic trading platform, gold futures traded a record 91,457 contracts, surpassing the 90,593 traded on January 23. Silver futures reached 32,217 contracts, exceeding the 24,959 contracts traded on February 20. Palladium futures traded 4,591 contracts, surpassing the 2,781 contracts traded on February 9.

NYMEX launched its physically settled futures contracts for trading on CME Globex during regular open outcry trading hours on September 5, following its initial offering of financially settled, standard–sized and NYMEX miNY energy futures contracts for trading on CME Globex on June 12. On December 4, NYMEX introduced full–sized and COMEX miNY metals futures contracts for side by side trading.

Access to electronic trading of NYMEX energy and metals products is available virtually 24 hours a day on CME Globex.

For more information, go to www.nymexoncmeglobex.com.

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