NYMEX issued the following announcement on Tuesday, July 15, 2008:
Notice No. 08-370
July 15, 2008
TO: ALL NYMEX MEMBERS AND MEMBER FIRMS
ALL NYMEX CLEARING FIRMS
ALL NYMEX OPERATIONS MANAGERS
FROM: James Newsome, President and CEO
SUBJECT: De-Listing of the Aluminum Back-Month Futures and Options Contracts
The New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. will de-list the back months in the Aluminum Futures and Options Contracts. The effective date for the de-listing is Friday, July 18, 2008. The available months for trading for the Aluminum Futures Contract will be reduced from spot plus twenty four consecutive contract months to spot plus three consecutive contract months. In addition, the trading months for the Aluminum Options Contract will only be available for the months in which the underlying futures contract is listed.
Should you have any questions or require any further information, please contact James Zeng at 212-299-2612 or Joann Arena at 212-299-2356.