News Release

NYMEX Holdings Announces Results of Annual Meeting

Tue May 20 2008

NEW YORK, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), the parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., the world's largest physical commodity exchange, announced the results of its annual meeting today.

Shareholders re-elected the following Class I directors, with terms to expire in 2010: James E. Newsome, Dennis Suskind, William Ford, Stephen Ardizzone, and A. George Gero. In addition, John McNamara was elected as Class I director. Thomas Gordon and Howard Gabler were elected as Class II directors, with terms to expire in 2009.

Also, KPMG LLP was ratified as the Company's independent registered accounting firm for the year ending December 31, 2008.

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.

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