News Release

NYMEX Holdings, Inc. Announces Pricing Of Its Initial Public Offering of 6.5 Million Shares

Thu Nov 16 2006

NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (the "Company") today announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,500,000 shares of its common stock at $59.00 per share, 5,390,000 shares of which are being offered by the Company and 1,110,000 shares of which are being offered by certain selling stockholders. The Company’s shares will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "NMX" and will begin trading on November 17, 2006. The closing of the offering is scheduled to take place on November 22, 2006. The Company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an aggregate of 975,000 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.

The joint book-running managers of the offering are JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch & Co. The offering of the shares of common stock will only be made by means of a prospectus (which forms a part of the effective registration statement referred to below). A copy of the final prospectus, when available, may be obtained from JPMorgan at 4 Chase Metrotech Center, CS Level, Brooklyn, NY 11245 Attention: Chase Distribution & Support Service Northeast Statement Processing or by calling toll-free 1-866-430-0686. br>

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A registration statement relating to these securities was filed and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sales of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law of any such state or other jurisdiction.

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