News Release

Exchange Announces Expansion of Trading Months for Heating Oil Calendar Spread Options

Thu Feb 09 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y., February 9, 2006 — The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc., today announced today that it will list an additional expiration month on its heating oil calendar spread options contract, beginning on Friday, February 10.

The option will be listed on the spread between the first nearby June futures contract and the subsequent December futures contract.

The options on spreads between the first and third nearby months, the first and fourth nearby months, and the second and fourth nearby months will continue to be listed.

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