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Revised: NYMEX Announces Margins for New Brent Crude Oil Futures Last Day Contract on CME Globex® and NYMEX ClearPort®

Fri Jul 27 2007

New York, N.Y., July 27, 2007 --  The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced margins for the  new Brent crude oil futures last day contact that will launch on CME Globex and NYMEX ClearPort, beginning on July 29 for trade date July 30.

Margins will be $3,500 for clearing member, $3,850 for members, and $4,725 for customers.  

|Intra-commodity spread margins for the first month will be $400 for clearing members, $440 for members, and $540 for customers.  Intra-commodity spread margins for the second through fifth months will be $250 for clearing members, $275 for members, and $338 for customers.  Intra-commodity spread margins for the sixth through 12th months will be $150 for clearing members, $165 for members, and $203 for customers.  Intra-commodity spread margins for the all other months will be $100 for clearing members, $110 for members, and $135 for customers.

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