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CME Group to Launch New Central Appalachian Coal Options Contract on ClearPort and New York Trading Floor

Thu Nov 13 2008

CHICAGO, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced that it will launch a Central Appalachian coal options contract, on ClearPort® and the New York energy trading floor, beginning November 23 for trade date November 24.

The American style options contract (commodity code: C1) will be listed for the current year plus the next four years, beginning with the January 2009 contract. It will be 1,550 tons in size with a minimum price fluctuation of $0.01 per ton. There will be five strike prices in increments of $2.50 per tons above and below the at-the-money strike price.

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SOURCE: CME Group

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