Amex to Trade Options on Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Alliant Techsystems Inc.

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from The American Stock Exchange

    NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange will launch
 trading in options on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 on the following Nasdaq Stock
 Market and New York Stock Exchange listed stocks of Taro Pharmaceutical
 Industries Ltd. (Option Symbol: QTT / Stock Symbol: TARO) and Alliant
 Techsystems Inc. (Symbol: ATK)
     Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. options will open with position limits
 of 13,500 contracts.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle
 with initial expirations in May, June, July and October.  The specialist will
 be Group One Trading L.P.  Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is a
 multinational, science-based-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops,
 manufactures, and markets healthcare products.
     Alliant Techsystems Inc. options will open with position limits of
 13,500 contracts.  The options will trade on the February expiration cycle
 with initial expirations in May, June, August and November.  The specialist
 will be Eclipse JV.  Alliant Techsystems Inc. develops and supplies aerospace
 and defense technologies, products, and systems to the United States and its
 allies.
 
     The American Stock Exchange(R), (a subsidiary of the National Association
 of Securities Dealers, Inc. NASD(R)), is the only primary exchange that offers
 trading across a full range of equities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs),
 including structured products and HOLDRS(SM), and options. In addition to its
 role as a national equities market, the Amex is the leader in ETF listings,
 listing 98 ETFs to date, and is the second-largest options exchange in the
 U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic
 and foreign stocks. For more information, visit http://www.amex.com.
 
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    NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange will launch
 trading in options on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 on the following Nasdaq Stock
 Market and New York Stock Exchange listed stocks of Taro Pharmaceutical
 Industries Ltd. (Option Symbol: QTT / Stock Symbol: TARO) and Alliant
 Techsystems Inc. (Symbol: ATK)
     Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. options will open with position limits
 of 13,500 contracts.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle
 with initial expirations in May, June, July and October.  The specialist will
 be Group One Trading L.P.  Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is a
 multinational, science-based-pharmaceutical company that discovers, develops,
 manufactures, and markets healthcare products.
     Alliant Techsystems Inc. options will open with position limits of
 13,500 contracts.  The options will trade on the February expiration cycle
 with initial expirations in May, June, August and November.  The specialist
 will be Eclipse JV.  Alliant Techsystems Inc. develops and supplies aerospace
 and defense technologies, products, and systems to the United States and its
 allies.
 
     The American Stock Exchange(R), (a subsidiary of the National Association
 of Securities Dealers, Inc. NASD(R)), is the only primary exchange that offers
 trading across a full range of equities, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs),
 including structured products and HOLDRS(SM), and options. In addition to its
 role as a national equities market, the Amex is the leader in ETF listings,
 listing 98 ETFs to date, and is the second-largest options exchange in the
 U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic
 and foreign stocks. For more information, visit http://www.amex.com.
 
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