News Release

NYMEX Announces September 11 Memorial Plans

Tue Sep 04 2007

NEW YORK, NY, September 4, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced that it will observe moments of silence on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 marking the sixth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Open outcry trading will cease for one minute at 8:46AM and 9:03AM, the times an airplane crashed into each tower and again at 9:59AM and 10:29AM, marking the times that each tower collapsed.

It is requested that all market participants refrain from trading NYMEX and COMEX products on CME Globex® and NYMEX Clearport® during these moments of silence in memory of the personnel affiliated with NYMEX and ICE Futures USA, formerly the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT), who died that day.

A brief memorial service will be held on the NYMEX Division trading floor at 2:45PM and will pay tribute to the following individuals:
Dennis Foo, Steven Furman, Doug Gardner, Joseph Heller, Joseph Holland, Robert Hussa, Joseph Kellet, Neil Leavy, James McAlary, Jr, Thomas McGinnis, Mark Motroni, David Nelson, Edward Oliver, Robert O’Shea Patrick O’Shea, Mark Petrocelli, Edward Ryan, Joseph Shea, Paul Skrzypek, Carlton Valvo, Elkin Yuen, Evan Baron, Michael Canty, Christopher Dincuff, Brendan Dolan, Karen Klitzman, Damian Meehan, Peter Raimondi, Lonny Stone, Scott Timmes, Christopher Traina, Alfred Vukosa.

The markets will open and close at their regular times.

The New York Mercantile Exchange moved into its World Financial Center headquarters in July 1997 from its previous home at 4 World Trade Center. After September 11, the Exchange was the first in New York to reopen trading on its electronic trading system on September 14, 2001, and the first business to reopen west of Ground Zero, when it resumed floor trading on September 17.
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Contact: Brenda Guzman 212-299-2436 or  Keil Decker, 212-299-2209

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