ACTION: Weatherford International Ltd. (“WFT") has announced a 2 for 1 stock split. The Ex-distribution Date is Tuesday, May 27, 2008. The Payable Date is May 23, 2008. The Record Date is May 9, 2008.
This corporate action will be coordinated with the Options Clearing Corporation.
CATEGORY: 2 for 1 Split
EQUITY SYMBOL: WFT (Weatherford International Ltd.)
ONECHICAGO SYMBOL: WFT1C remains the same
CME FUTURES SYMBOL: WFT remains the same
NUMBER OF CONTRACTS: Doubled
EFFECTIVE DATE: Tuesday, May 27, 2008
MULTIPLIER: 100 (e.g., 1.00 equals $100.00) remains the same
DELIVERABLE PER CONTRACT: 100 Weatherford International Ltd. (“WFT”) Common Shares
APPLICABLE CONTRACT MONTHS: June, July, September, and December 2008
SETTLEMENT PRICES AND POSITIONS: The start of day prices for Tuesday, May 27, 2008 shall be adjusted by dividing the previous day’s settlement prices by 2 and rounding to the nearest penny.
NOTES: The forecasted effect of the upcoming corporate event on each clearing firm’s positions can be viewed in infopac in the Corporate Event Initial Forecast Report (ONE712), the Corporate Event Final Forecast Report (ONE713), and the Corporate Event Forecast Audit Report (CPDBU710).
The details after the corporate event has been applied can be viewed in the Corporate Event Activity Report (ONE711).
If you have any questions regarding the information provided in the document, please call CME Clearing risk management hotline at (312) 648-3888.