News Release

NYMEX to List Two Additional Years for All Monthly Peak, Off-Peak Electricity Futures Contracts

Wed Jul 05 2006

NEW YORK, NY, July 5, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced today that it will list two additional years of all monthly peak and off-peak electricity futures contracts, beginning on July 9 for trade date July 10.

Previously, four years, the current year and the next three years, have been listed for trading on the monthly peak and off-peak electricity futures. The months for calendar years 2010 and 2011 will be added next week, and the procedure for adding an additional year when the current year expires will remain the same.

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