Jun, 11 2008
GFI’s Trayport to Distribute NYMEX Products Wed, 11 Jun 2008 21:58:22

European traders will have access to NYMEX products offered on CME Globex® and NYMEX ClearPort®, including the upcoming slate of products cleared by LCH.Clearnet.

NEW YORK, June 11, 2008 — GFI Group Inc. (Nasdaq: GFIG) and NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMX), today announced that NYMEX’s products will be distributed on Trayport’s Trading Gateway System, an electronic trading platform with broad European distribution. Trayport is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GFI Group.

The Trayport facility, available in July 2008, can offer the complete slate of NYMEX listed products traded on CME Globex® as well as OTC-based products listed on NYMEX’s ClearPort® clearing system. The products include the upcoming NYMEX products cleared at LCH.Clearnet consisting of, among others, Brent Crude Oil, European Gasoil, Henry Hub OTC Swaps, and PJM Electricity. Also, European traders will have access to NYMEX’s U.S. benchmark products including physically settled WTI Crude Oil, RBOB Gasoline, N.Y. Harbor Heating Oil, and Henry Hub Natural Gas.

Michael Gooch, GFI Group’s chairman and chief executive officer said: “One of GFI’s interests when it acquired Trayport was its capacity to offer trading in new asset classes and regions. This development is a major step forward for the European and US commodity markets and we are delighted to be partnering with NYMEX in this. The benefits are mutual, providing the 9,000-plus European energy and commodity market participants who use Trayport technology with access to NYMEX’s European and U.S. oil markets, while providing NYMEX with a natural extension of its distribution in Europe.”

NYMEX Chairman Richard Schaeffer said: “We are delighted that NYMEX products will be distributed on Trayport screens. The broad European reach of Trayport combined with NYMEX’s global benchmark product slate, including the upcoming NYMEX products cleared by LCH.Clearnet, will be the first time European users will be able to trade OTC contracts and globally listed futures on the same screen. It’s a significant development and will be extremely valuable to market participants.”

About GFI Group Inc.
GFI Group Inc. (www.GFIgroup.com) is a leading inter-dealer broker specializing in over-the-counter derivatives products and related securities. GFI Group Inc. provides brokerage services, market data, trading platform and analytics software products to institutional clients in markets for a range of credit, financial, equity and commodity instruments. Headquartered in New York, GFI was founded in 1987 and employs more than 1,700 people with additional offices in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Cape Town, Dubai, Tel Aviv, Calgary, Englewood (NJ) and Sugar Land (TX). GFI provides services and products to over 2,200 institutional clients, including leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, insurance companies and hedge funds. Its brands include GFI(TM), GFInet(R), CreditMatch(R), GFI ForexMatch(TM), EnergyMatch(R), FENICS(R), Starsupply(R), Amerex(R), and Trayport(R). Trayport is a leading provider of real-time electronic trading software for brokers, exchanges and traders.

About NYMEX Holdings, Inc.
NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:NMX) is the parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX), the world’s largest physical commodity futures and options exchange. NYMEX offers futures and options trading in energy, metals and soft commodities contracts and clearing services for more than 400 off-exchange energy and metals contracts. Through a hybrid model of open outcry floor trading and electronic trading on the CME Globex® and NYMEX ClearPort® platforms, NYMEX offers crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas, coal, electricity, gold, silver, copper, aluminum, platinum group metals, and soft commodities contracts for trading and clearing virtually 24 hours a day. More information is available at http://www.nymex.com. More information regarding NYMEX products cleared on LCH.Clearnet is available at http://www.nymexonlchclearnet.com.

About Trayport Limited
Trayport is a supplier of multi-asset class electronic trading and order matching software for brokers, exchanges and traders. Trayport develops, deploys and supports quality, resilient software for trading in any asset class worldwide in cleared or OTC markets. Trayport’s GlobalVision software is used by the world’s largest trading companies in high profile markets that include derivative and cash instruments. Founded in 1993, Trayport has offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. Trayport is a subsidiary of GFI Group Inc. (‘GFIG’ on Nasdaq). More information is available at www.trayport.com

Forward-looking statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “may,” “might,” “intend,” “expect” and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Management of each of GFI and NYMEX {“the companies”) and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: acquisitions by us of businesses or technologies; economic, political and market factors affecting trading volumes, securities prices or demand for brokerage services; competition from current and new competitors; the ability to attract and retain key personnel, including highly-qualified brokerage personnel; the ability to identify and develop new products and markets; changes in laws and regulations governing the each of the companies’ business and operations or permissible activities; the ability to manage its international operations; financial difficulties experienced by customers or key participants in the markets which the companies serve; the ability to keep up with technological changes; and uncertainties relating to litigation.

Further information about factors that could affect each of GFI Group Inc.’s or NYMEX’s financial and other results are included in their filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GFI and NYMEX do not undertake to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

GFI Group
Investor Relations
Christopher Giancarlo
Executive Vice President – Corporate Development
Email: investorinfo@gfigroup.com

Chris Ann Casaburri
Investor Relations Manager
Phone: +1-212-968-4167
Email: chris.casaburri@gfigroup.com

Media Contact
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Email: alan.bright@gfigroup.co.uk

Nymex Holdings
Media Contact: Anu Ahluwalia, +1 212 299 2439
Investor Contact: Keil Decker, +1 212 299 2209

Chanda Gathani
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