News Release

NYMEX Holdings Announces Results of Annual Meeting

Thu May 10 2007

New York, NY, May 10, 2007 — NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NMX), the parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., the world's largest physical commodity exchange, announced at its annual meeting today that its shareholders re-elected Richard Schaeffer as Chairman and Robert Halper as Vice Chairman.

Shareholders also re-elected the following Class I directors: James E. Newsome, Dennis Suskind, William Ford, Harvey Gralla, Stephen Ardizzone, and A. George Gero; and the following Class II directors: Melvyn Falis, Robert Steele, Thomas Gordon, Daniel Rappaport, Neil Citrone, and Frank Siciliano. In addition, William Maxwell was elected as a new member of the board to serve as an independent Class I director. Class I directors will serve a term expiring at the 2008 annual meeting, and Class II directors will serve until the 2009 annual meeting.

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