News Release

NYMEX Holdings, Inc. Statement Regarding Its Clearing Members and Financial Safeguards

Mon Mar 17 2008

NEW YORK, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NYMEX Holdings, Inc. today issued the following statement:

  NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), parent company of the New York
  Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today confirmed that all NYMEX clearing
  members, including MF Global, Inc. and Bear Stearns Securities Corp.,
  continue to meet all of their obligations to NYMEX and remain in good

  NYMEX has a comprehensive and proven risk management program in place to
  protect and benefit its clearing members and customers, and is confident
  the financial safeguards it has established are effective.

  Forward Looking and Cautionary Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, with respect to our future performance, operating results, strategy, and other future events. Such statements generally include words such as could, can, anticipate, believe, expect, seek, pursue, and similar words and terms, in connection with any discussion of future results. Forward-looking statements involve a number of assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, any of which may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated, estimated, or projected results referenced in forward-looking statements. In particular, the forward-looking statements of NYMEX Holdings, Inc., and its subsidiaries are subject to the following risks and uncertainties: the success and timing of new futures contracts and products; changes in political, economic, or industry conditions; the unfavorable resolution of material legal proceedings; the impact and timing of technological changes and the adequacy of intellectual property protection; the impact of legislative and regulatory actions, including without limitation, actions by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission; and terrorist activities and international hostilities, which may affect the general economy as well as oil and other commodity markets. We assume no obligation to update or supplement our forward-looking statements.

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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