News Release

Price Fluctuation Limits Eliminated for COMEX Contracts

Fri Jun 02 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y., June 2, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced that the COMEX Division has eliminated price fluctuation limits for all COMEX contracts beginning with the NYMEX ACCESS® session on Sunday, June 4 for trade date June 5.

This change was made in order to better facilitate the core functions of price discovery and hedging provided by COMEX products.

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