NEW YORK, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICE Futures U.S.(TM), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), announced
today that effective with the start of trading on April 1, 2008, the
exchange is implementing amendments to Rule 4.07 - Open Outcry Trading
Hours, to provide for extended floor trading hours, as shown below, for the
following options contracts (all times are New York times):
Sugar No. 11 options 8:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coffee "C" options 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Cocoa options 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
USDX and Euro Index options 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For all other products, options floor trading hours are unchanged and
remain as follows:
Cotton No. 2 options 10:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
FCOJ-A options 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
RJ-CRB and CI Indexes options 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Russell and NYSE Stock Index options 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
IntercontinentalExchange(R) (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of global
exchanges and over-the-counter (OTC) markets. ICE offers futures and OTC
markets on a single trading platform, including markets for crude oil and
refined products, natural gas, power and emissions, as well as agricultural
commodities and financial products such as canola, cocoa, coffee, cotton,
ethanol, orange juice, wood pulp, sugar, foreign currency and equity index
futures and options. ICE(R) conducts its energy futures markets, including
the leading oil benchmark contracts, through its London-based exchange, ICE
Futures Europe(TM). ICE conducts its global agricultural commodity, foreign
exchange and equity index futures markets through its U.S. and Canadian
exchanges, ICE Futures U.S.(TM) and ICE Futures Canada(TM), and offers
clearing services through ICE Clear U.S.(TM). ICE's state-of-the-art
electronic trading platform serves market participants in more than 55
countries. ICE is included in the Russell 1000(R) Index and the S&P 500
Index. Headquartered in Atlanta, ICE has offices in Calgary, Chicago,
Dublin, Houston, London, New York, Singapore and Winnipeg. For more
information, please visit www.theice.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995 - Statements in this press release regarding
IntercontinentalExchange's business that are not historical facts are
"forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a
discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual
results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements,
see ICE's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, including, but
not limited to, the risk factors in ICE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for
the year ended December 31, 2007, as filed with the SEC on February 13,
SOURCE ICE Futures U.S.