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The Green ExchangeTM Announces Goldman Sachs as Founding Member

Mon Mar 31 2008

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Exchangeâ„¢ today announced that Goldman, Sachs & Co. has agreed to work toward building The Green Exchange venture as a founding member.

Introduced in December 2007 by NYMEX Holdings, Inc. with Evolution Markets, the current anticipated founding member participants in The Green Exchange are Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Tudor Investment, Constellation Energy, Vitol and RNK Capital.

The new exchange will offer a comprehensive range of environmental futures, options and swap contracts for markets focused on solutions to climate change, renewable energy and other environmental challenges. The first slate of environmental futures and options contracts were introduced on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., the world's largest physical commodities exchange and a subsidiary of NYMEX Holdings (NYSE: NMX), on March 17.

"We are pleased to join NYMEX and the other founding members in the development of a liquid marketplace for emissions products and to support a market-based solution to environmental challenges," said Vic Simone, Managing Director and Global Head of Principal Strategic Investments at Goldman Sachs.

About The Green Exchange

The Green Exchange initiative was introduced by the New York Mercantile Exchange, with Evolution Markets, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch, Tudor Investment, Constellation Energy, Vitol and RNK Capital. The new exchange will offer a comprehensive range of environmental futures, options and swap contracts for markets focused on solutions to climate change, renewable energy and other environmental challenges. For further information about The Green Exchange, please visit http://www.greenfutures.com/.

About Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of services worldwide to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1869, it is one of the oldest and largest investment banking firms. The firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Hong Kong and other major financial centers around the world.

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SOURCE: The Green Exchange

CONTACT: Anu Ahluwalia, +1-212-299-2439, or Keil Decker,
+1-212-299-2209, both of NYMEX Holdings; or Evan A. Ard of Evolution Markets,
+1-914-323-0210, eard@evomarkets.com

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