News Release

NYMEX to Change Margins For Brent Crude Oil, Related Futures Contracts

Mon Feb 05 2007

NEW YORK, N.Y., February 5, 2007 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced margin changes for its Brent crude oil and related futures contracts, beginning at the close of business tomorrow.

Margins for the Brent crude oil financial futures and Brent calendar swap futures contracts will increase to $4,000 from $2,500 for clearing members, to $4,400 from $2,750 for members, and to $5,400 from $3,375 for customers.

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