News Release

NYMEX Announces Trading and Processing Schedule for Good Friday

Fri Mar 14 2008

NEW YORK, March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., a subsidiary of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), today announced a complete trading and processing schedule for the Good Friday holiday (all in Eastern time):

  Thursday, March 20, 2008
  -- Normal floor closing for all NYMEX and COMEX products.  Not an early
     closing day.
  -- NYMEX and COMEX products on CME Globex® and NYMEX ClearPort®,
     including DME Direct, open until 5:15 PM for the March 20 trade date.
  -- The NYMEX trading systems and the NYMEX and COMEX products on CME
     Globex will not reopen at 6:00 PM and will remain closed until Sunday,
     March 23 for the March 24 trade date.
  -- Large trader reporting for any clearing members holding DME positions
     for the March 20 trade date are due by midnight on Friday.

  Friday, March 21, 2008 (Good Friday)
  -- NYMEX and COMEX trading floors, NYMEX and COMEX on CME Globex, and
     NYMEX ClearPort, including DME Direct, will be closed.
  -- No clearing will occur; no clearing functionality will be available.
  -- Daily SPAN and erosion files will not be produced.
  -- Options cannot be exercised.
  -- There will not be any allocation of energy and metal deliveries or
     delivery notices, and related forms will not be accepted.

  Sunday, March 23, 2008
  -- Normal trading schedule resumes.
  -- NYMEX and COMEX products on CME Globex, NYMEX ClearPort, and DME Direct
     will re-open for trading and trade submission at 6:00 PM for the March
     24 trade date.

  Monday, March 24, 2008
  -- Banking for March 20 clearing cycle will occur.
  -- Large trader reporting for NYMEX and COMEX) for the March 20 trade date
     for any clearing members not holding DME positions are due by 8:00 AM.
  -- "Double erosion" will occur to account for the March 21 peak day (not a
     NERC holiday).  Two erosion files will be produced.

The full NYMEX 2008 holiday schedule can be found at:

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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 Holdings, Inc.

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