News Release

NYMEX to Change Margins for Platinum Futures Contracts

Wed Feb 20 2008

NEW YORK, N.Y., February 20, 2008 -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will change margins for its platinum and Asian platinum futures contracts, effective at the close of business tomorrow.

Platinum futures margins will increase to $5,000 from $4,250 for clearing members, to $5,500 from $4,675 for members, and to $6,750 from $5,738 for customers.

Margins for the Asian platinum futures contract will increase to $1,608 from $1,367 for clearing members, to $1,769 from $1,504 for members, and to $2,171 from $1,845 for customers.
 
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