News Release

NYMEX Holdings Inc. Announces Annual Meeting Date

Wed Mar 19 2008

NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), the parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX), has set May 20, 2008, as the date for the company's annual meeting of stockholders. The meeting will be held at its New York headquarters at One North End Avenue, at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. The directors also have set March 24, 2008, as the record date for determination of stockholders entitled to vote at the annual meeting either in person or by proxy.

NYMEX will send a definitive proxy statement to stockholders of record, which will contain important information about the meeting and the matters to be considered. Stockholders are urged to read the proxy statement when it becomes available.

This meeting of stockholders is not related to the recently announced proposed transaction with CME Group. As previously announced, such proposed transaction will be the subject of a subsequent special meeting of stockholders.

About NYMEX Holdings, Inc.

NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX) is the parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., the world's largest physical commodities exchange, offering futures and options trading in energy and metals contracts and clearing services for more than 280 off-exchange energy contracts. Through a hybrid model of open outcry floor trading and electronic trading on CME Globex® and NYMEX ClearPort®, NYMEX offers crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, coal, electricity, gold, silver, copper, aluminum, platinum group metals, and soft commodities contracts for trading and clearing virtually 24 hours each day. Further information about NYMEX Holdings, Inc. and the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. is available on the NYMEX website at http://www.nymex.com/.

Forward Looking and Cautionary Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to our future performance, operating results, strategy, and other future events. Such statements generally include words such as could, can, anticipate, believe, expect, seek, pursue, and similar words and terms, in connection with any discussion of future results. Forward-looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, any of which may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated, estimated, or projected results referenced in forward-looking statements. In particular, the forward-looking statements of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries are subject to the following risks and uncertainties: the success and timing of new futures contracts and products; changes in political, economic, or industry conditions; the unfavorable resolution of material legal proceedings; the impact and timing of technological changes and the adequacy of intellectual property protection; the impact of legislative and regulatory actions, including without limitation, actions by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and terrorist activities and international hostilities, which may affect the general economy as well as oil and other commodity markets. We assume no obligation to update or supplement our forward-looking statements.

SOURCE: NYMEX Holdings, Inc.

CONTACT: Anu Ahluwalia, +1-212-299-2439, or Keil Decker,
+1-212-299-2209, both of NYMEX Holdings, Inc.

Web site: http://www.nymex.com/

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