NYMEX Holdings, Inc. (NYMEX), parent company of the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. announced today that it has filed a registration statement on Form S–1 (the Registration Statement) and a preliminary proxy statement (the Proxy) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.
In addition to the shares of common stock to be sold in the offering by NYMEX, additional shares may be included by existing stockholders who will be afforded the opportunity to sell in the offering. The timing of the initial public offering is dependent upon several factors, including market conditions, regulatory review and approval, as well as NYMEX stockholder approval. As a result, both the Registration Statement and the Proxy will be amended in the future.
The joint book-running managers of the offering are JPMorgan and Merrill Lynch & Co. The co-managers are Bank of America Securities LLC, Citigroup, Lehman Brothers and Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P.