News Release

NYMEX Announces Margins for the New 3-2-1 Plus Energy Index

Wed Jan 17 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 17, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced the margins for its new NYMEX iPortTM 3-2-1 Plus energy index futures contract that will be offered for trading on CME Globex® on January 21 for trade date January 22.

Margins will be $2,500 for clearing members, $2,750 for members, and $3,375 for customers. Intra-commodity spread margins will be $300 for clearing members, $330 for members, and $405 for customers.

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