News Release

NYMEX Europe Pleased with Volume on First Day of Open Outcry Trading in London

Mon Sep 12 2005

LONDON, U.K., September 12, 2005 — The close of trading, the NYMEX Europe Limited Brent crude oil futures contract reached an estimated volume of 16,591 contracts on its first day of open outcry trading in London.

Roy Leighton, chairman of NYMEX Europe, said, "We are gratified by the tremendous number of traders that participated in our first day of open outcry trading in London. We look forward to watching the volume and open interest steadily grow as many firms who have applied for membership will begin trading in the coming days and weeks."

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