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NYMEX to Introduce Copper Options on CME Globex®

Mon Sep 17 2007

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. today announced that it will offer its copper options contracts on the CME Globex electronic trading platform, beginning on October 14 for trade date October 15.

To ensure orderly exercise procedures, no expiring options will be accepted for trading after the close of open outcry trading on the day of expiration.

The options will be available for trading on CME Globex from 6:00 PM Sundays through 5:15 PM Fridays New York time, with a 45-minute break between 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM.

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SOURCE: New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.

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