Pacific Exchange to Trade Fourteen New Options

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Pacific Exchange

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Exchange (PCX) today
 announced the listing of 14 new options issues.  For expiration cycles and
 strike prices, visit the PCX Web site at www.pacificex.com.
     Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:   AVP) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  AVP options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Shaun Bishop of Cole Roesler Trading Group.
     Biovail Corporation (NYSE:   BVF) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 75,000 contracts.  BVF options have been allocated to lead market
 maker George Stone of Botta Capital Management.
     BJ Services Company (NYSE:   BJS) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  BJS options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Matt Shaffer of TFM Investment Group.
     Block H&R, Inc. (NYSE:   HRB) options will open on Tuesday, April 24, and
 trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have been
 set at 31,500 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  HRB options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Cathy Clay of Timber Hill LLC.
     Embratel Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:   EMT) options will open on Monday,
 April 30, and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise
 limits have been set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available
 on the Pacific Exchange.  EMT options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Guy Leung of LETCO/Omega.
     First Data Corporation (NYSE:   FDC) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the February expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  FDC options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Mark Krommenhoek of Knight Financial Products.
     General Communication, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNCMA; PCX: GGU) options will open on
 Monday, April 30, and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 13,500 contracts.  GGU options have been
 allocated to lead market maker Bill Ryan of D.A. Davidson & Co.
     H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:   HNZ) options will open on Tuesday, April 24, and
 trade on the March expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have been
 set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  HNZ options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Lee Gordon of Group One Trading, LP.
     Inhale Therapeutic Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: INHL; PCX: QNH) options will
 open on Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the February expiration cycle.
 Position and exercise limits have been set at 22,500 contracts.  QNH options
 have been allocated to lead market maker Don Hart of Susquehanna Investment
 Group.
     L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   LLL) options will open on
 Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 22,500 contracts.  The underlying stock is
 available on the Pacific Exchange.  LLL options have been allocated to lead
 market maker Guy Leung of LETCO/Omega.
     Marriott International - CL A (NYSE:   MAR) options will open on
 Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 60,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is
 available on the Pacific Exchange.  MAR options have been allocated to lead
 market maker Matt Gousman of Susquehanna Investment Group.
     Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:   TOL) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the March expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 22,500 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  TOL options have been allocated to lead market maker
 David Yakaitis of Headwaters Capital.
     Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corp. (NYSE:   UDS) options will open on
 Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the March expiration cycle.  Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 31,500 contracts.  The underlying stock is
 available on the Pacific Exchange.  UDS options have been allocated to lead
 market maker David Yakaitis of Headwaters Capital.
     Veeco Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO; PCX: QVC) options will open on
 Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the January expiration cycle. Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 60,000 contracts. QVC options have been
 allocated to lead market maker Don Hart of Susquehanna Investment Group.
 
 

SOURCE Pacific Exchange
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Exchange (PCX) today
 announced the listing of 14 new options issues.  For expiration cycles and
 strike prices, visit the PCX Web site at www.pacificex.com.
     Avon Products, Inc. (NYSE:   AVP) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  AVP options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Shaun Bishop of Cole Roesler Trading Group.
     Biovail Corporation (NYSE:   BVF) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 75,000 contracts.  BVF options have been allocated to lead market
 maker George Stone of Botta Capital Management.
     BJ Services Company (NYSE:   BJS) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  BJS options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Matt Shaffer of TFM Investment Group.
     Block H&R, Inc. (NYSE:   HRB) options will open on Tuesday, April 24, and
 trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have been
 set at 31,500 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  HRB options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Cathy Clay of Timber Hill LLC.
     Embratel Participacoes S.A. (NYSE:   EMT) options will open on Monday,
 April 30, and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and exercise
 limits have been set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available
 on the Pacific Exchange.  EMT options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Guy Leung of LETCO/Omega.
     First Data Corporation (NYSE:   FDC) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the February expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  FDC options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Mark Krommenhoek of Knight Financial Products.
     General Communication, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNCMA; PCX: GGU) options will open on
 Monday, April 30, and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 13,500 contracts.  GGU options have been
 allocated to lead market maker Bill Ryan of D.A. Davidson & Co.
     H.J. Heinz Company (NYSE:   HNZ) options will open on Tuesday, April 24, and
 trade on the March expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have been
 set at 75,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  HNZ options have been allocated to lead market maker
 Lee Gordon of Group One Trading, LP.
     Inhale Therapeutic Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: INHL; PCX: QNH) options will
 open on Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the February expiration cycle.
 Position and exercise limits have been set at 22,500 contracts.  QNH options
 have been allocated to lead market maker Don Hart of Susquehanna Investment
 Group.
     L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:   LLL) options will open on
 Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 22,500 contracts.  The underlying stock is
 available on the Pacific Exchange.  LLL options have been allocated to lead
 market maker Guy Leung of LETCO/Omega.
     Marriott International - CL A (NYSE:   MAR) options will open on
 Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the January expiration cycle.  Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 60,000 contracts.  The underlying stock is
 available on the Pacific Exchange.  MAR options have been allocated to lead
 market maker Matt Gousman of Susquehanna Investment Group.
     Toll Brothers, Inc. (NYSE:   TOL) options will open on Tuesday, April 24,
 and trade on the March expiration cycle.  Position and exercise limits have
 been set at 22,500 contracts.  The underlying stock is available on the
 Pacific Exchange.  TOL options have been allocated to lead market maker
 David Yakaitis of Headwaters Capital.
     Ultramar Diamond Shamrock Corp. (NYSE:   UDS) options will open on
 Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the March expiration cycle.  Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 31,500 contracts.  The underlying stock is
 available on the Pacific Exchange.  UDS options have been allocated to lead
 market maker David Yakaitis of Headwaters Capital.
     Veeco Instruments, Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO; PCX: QVC) options will open on
 Tuesday, April 24, and trade on the January expiration cycle. Position and
 exercise limits have been set at 60,000 contracts. QVC options have been
 allocated to lead market maker Don Hart of Susquehanna Investment Group.
 
 SOURCE  Pacific Exchange

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