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Soybean Crush Options Contract Specs

Product One option on the CBOT Soybean Crush spread.  The Soybean Crush is calculated using the formula:  Soybean Meal in $/ton x 0.022 + Soybean Oil in ¢/lb x 11 - Soybeans in $/bu
Contract Unit 50,000 bushels
Pricing Unit Dollar and cents per bushel

Tick Size (minimum fluctuation)

1/8 of one cent per bushel ($62.50 per contract)
Strike Price Intervals 2 cents per bushel (e.g. $0.48, $0.50, $0.52)
Contract Months (Symbols) Eight standard delivery months with the following Soybean Crush combinations (note: the Oct. and Dec. Crush combinations use different months for the Soybeans than for the Soybean Meal and Soybean Oil):
Crush: Jan. Mar. May July Aug. Sept. Oct. Dec.
Soybeans: Jan. Mar. May July Aug. Sept. Nov. Nov.
Meal/Oil: Jan. Mar. May July Aug. Sept. Oct. Dec.
Daily Price Limit There is no daily price limit any day.
Last Trade Date Friday (or business day) identical to the earliest expiration of Soybeans or Soybean Meal and Soybean Oil options, i.e., the last Friday which precedes by at least two business days, the last business day of the month preceding the option month.
Exercise All in-the-money options shall be automatically exercised, unless notice to cancel automatic exercise is given to the Clearing Services Provider, based on the settlement prices of the underlying components of the Soybean Crush.
Call (Put) Exercise:
Long (Short) 11 Soybean Meal futures at the settlement price rounded to the nearest $2.50 per ton.
Long (Short) 9 Soybean Oil futures at the settlement prices rounded to the nearest $0.0025 per pound.
Short (Long) 10 Soybean futures at a price equal to Soybean Meal in $/ton x 0.022 + Soybean Oil in ¢/lb x 11 – Soybean
Trading Hours Open Outcry Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. CT
Product Ticker Symbols BC for calls/BP for puts
Exchange Rule These contracts are listed with, and subject to, the rules and regulations of CBOT.

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