News Release

NYMEX to Delay Launch of Colombian Peso Futures Contract

Fri Feb 22 2008

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it would delay the launch of its Colombian Peso futures contract from the previously announced launch date of February 25, 2008, due to finalization of arrangements with the Colombian regulatory authorities. A new launch date will be announced when it is available.

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