News Release

NYMEX Names New Vice President of Marketing

Fri Feb 02 2007

New York, N.Y., February 2, 2007 — The board of directors of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. has retained Randolf Warsager as a new vice president marketing.

Mr. Warsager was previously a vice president in the Alternative Investments Group at Calyon Financial, Inc., where he worked on capital introduction for commodity trading advisors (CTA) and global macro hedge funds. He worked for NYMEX from 1990 to 1999, serving as a vice president for five years. He began his tenure in the strategic planning department from 1990 to 1994. He joined the marketing department in 1994, where he worked until 1997, when he joined the institutional marketing department. While at NYMEX, Mr. Warsager co-authored an article on the performance of energy investments during periods of inflation for the Journal of Alternative Investments and articles on CTA performance and their role in hedge fund portfolios for various practitioner publications.

He has worked as a director of education for the Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets at the University of Massachusetts and a managing director for financial services firm AssetSight, as well as a managing director for Parker Global Strategies, which constructs customized hedge fund portfolios for institutional investors. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Foundation for Managed Derivatives Research from 1998 until 2006.

Mr. Warsager earned a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and philosophy from New York University.

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