News Release

NYMEX to List Soft Futures Contracts on CME Globex®

Wed Jan 03 2007

New York, N.Y., January 3, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it will offer its financially settled soft commodity futures contracts on the CME Globex electronic trading platform, beginning on January 7 for trade date January 8.

The soft futures commodities include NYMEX cocoa, NYMEX coffee, NYMEX cotton, NYMEX FCOJ (frozen concentrated orange juice), NYMEX sugar #11, and NYMEX sugar #14. These futures contracts will continue to clear and trade on NYMEX ClearPort®. NYMEX will continue to waive trading, transaction, and clearing fees, as previously announced, through June 2007.

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Contact: Anu Ahluwalia, NYMEX, 212-299-2439 or  Mary Haffenberg, CME , 312-930-3435

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