News Release

NYMEX First Energy Exchange to Offer Natural Gas Contracts Through 2020

Tue Dec 11 2007

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., a subsidiary of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), today announced that it will expand the listing of consecutive contract months for its natural gas (NG), natural gas swap (NN), and natural gas penultimate swap (NP) futures contracts to the current year plus the next 12 years through December 2020.

The contracts are currently listed for the current contract year plus five additional years.

NYMEX President and Chief Executive Officer James E. Newsome said, "NYMEX is providing market participants with unprecedented risk management opportunities. No other energy exchange gives their customers the ability to trade so far out on the curve. We are gratified to provide innovative solutions to help the industry hedge its risk more than a decade into the future."

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