News Release

NYMEX Issues Statement

Tue Apr 08 2008

NEW YORK, April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NYMEX today issued the following statement in response to the investigation results announced today by the New York County District Attorney and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC):

NYMEX President and Chief Executive Officer James E. Newsome said, "NYMEX is very grateful to District Attorney Robert Morganthau and the CFTC for their diligent work in investigating these matters. Today's action should serve as an unmistakable notice to our market participants that NYMEX will not hesitate to work with law enforcement authorities, or take whatever steps are otherwise necessary, to protect the integrity of our markets."

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SOURCE: NYMEX Holdings, Inc.

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