News Release

NYMEX to Launch Colombian Peso Futures Contract

Wed Feb 13 2008

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., the world's largest physical commodity exchange and a subsidiary of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), today announced that it will introduce the NYMEX Colombian Peso Futures Contract™ on the NYMEX ClearPort® electronic platform on February 24 for trade date February 25.

NYMEX has developed this contract in conjunction with Marco Polo Network Inc., the leading emerging markets electronic trading network providing access to securities in more than 50 countries. NYMEX may list this contract on the CME Globex® electronic trading platform at a later date.

The new contract, with commodity code VE, will be listed for 24 consecutive months, beginning with March 2008. The contract unit will be the number of Colombian Pesos per U.S. dollar, as determined by the daily settlement price of the Colombian Peso Index (TRM), published by the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia.

The contract value will be $25.00 times the daily Colombian Peso Index value. The minimum price fluctuation will be 0.10 index points, equivalent to $2.50. The contract will be available for clearing and trading until the third Wednesday of the contract month.

Information about fees is available on the NYMEX website at

About New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.

New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., the world's largest physical commodities exchange and a subsidiary of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), offers futures and options trading in energy and metals contracts and clearing services for more than 350 off-exchange contracts. Through a hybrid model of open outcry floor trading and electronic trading on the CME Globex® and NYMEX ClearPort® electronic platforms, NYMEX offers crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, coal, electricity, gold, silver, copper, aluminum, platinum group metals, emissions, and soft commodities contracts for trading and clearing virtually 24 hours each day. Further information about NYMEX Holdings, Inc. and the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. is available on the NYMEX website at

About Marco Polo Network

Marco Polo Network Inc. (MPN) is a leading broker neutral multi-asset class electronic platform for global investors to trade emerging markets. MPN brings transactions into compliance with local rules and regulations allowing for seamless and transparent cross-border transactions. MPN's platform is a gateway for multidirectional flows and offers connectivity and routing to brokers and exchanges in more than 50 markets. MPN provides investors with access to more than 90% of the MSCI emerging market index. MPN is partially owned by the New York Stock Exchange, the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, Daiwa Securities & Sumitomo Bank. Marco Polo Securities Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of MPN, is a FINRA registered broker dealer.

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SOURCE: NYMEX Holdings, Inc.

CONTACT: Anu Ahluwalia, +1-212-299-2439, or Keil Decker,
+1-212-299-2209, both of NYMEX; or Sergio Villamizar of Marco Polo,

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