AMEX TO TRADE SIX NEW OPTIONS BEGINNING JUNE 6

NEW YORK, June 1, 1995 -- The American Stock Exchange today
announced that on Tuesday, June 6 it will begin options trading on the
over-the-counter stocks of Burr-Brown Corporation (stock/option symbol:
BBRC/BQB); Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (stock/option symbol: DURA/DQR);
Olympic Financial Ltd. (stock/option symbol: OLYM/LWQ); Neurogen
Corporation (stock/option symbol: NRGN/NQO); Helix Technology
Corporation (stock/option symbol: HELX/HHQ); and the ADRs of Maderas y
Sinteticos S.A. (stock/option symbol:  MYS). 
Burr-Brown Corporation, based in Tucson, Ariz., designs,
manufactures and markets high performance integrated circuits used in
electronic signal processing.  The company's products are used in
medical instrumentation, process control, consumer audio and automatic
test equipment. 
BQB will open with strike prices of 20, 22 1/2 and 25, with position
limits of 4,500 contracts.  Initial expiration months will be July,
August and October of 1995 and January of 1996.  The specialist unit
will be GHM, Inc. 
Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is based in San Diego, and develops and
markets prescription pharmaceutical products.  These products are used
to treat asthma, allergies and related respiratory conditions. 
DQR will open with strike prices of 12 1/2, 15 and 17 1/2, with
position limits of 4,500 contracts.  Initial expiration months will be
July, August and October of 1995 and January of 1996.  The specialist
unit for the new options will be Highland Securities Co. 
Olympic Financial sells and services retail automobile installment
loans originating from a network of automobile dealers.  Based in
Minneapolis, the company has branch offices in 15 states. 
LWQ will open with strike prices of 12 1/2, 15, and 17 1/2, with
position limits of 7,500 contracts.  Initial expiration months will be
July, August, and October of 1995 and January of 1996.  Gargoyle
Specialists L.P. will be the specialist unit for the new options. 
Neurogen, based in Branford, Conn., is a biopharmaceutical company
which discovers, develops and manufactures products for the treatment of
psychiatric and neurological disorders. 
NQO will open with strike prices of 12 1/2, 15, and 17 1/2, with
position limits of 4,500 contracts.  Initial expiration months will be
June, July, and October of 1995 and January of 1996.  AGS Specialist
Partners will be the specialist unit for the new
options. 
Helix Technology, based in Mansfield, Mass., designs and develops
low temperature devices and vacuum pumps with performance monitoring and
diagnostic capabilities to manufacturers of electronic components such
as flat panel displays and semiconductors. 
HHQ will open with strike prices of 30, 35 and 40, with position
limits of 4,500 contracts.  Initial expiration months will be July,
August, and October of 1995 and January of 1996.  Charlton, Goin, SLK
will be the specialist unit for the new options. 
Maderas y Sinteticos S.A, based in Santiago, Chile, manufactures
raw, melamine laminated and wood veneered particle board.  The company
also makes various other wood products, and is a supplier to the Chilean
furniture manufacturing and construction industries. 
MYS will open with strike prices of 15, 17 1/2 and 20, with position
limits of 4,500 contracts.  Initial expiration months will be July,
August and October of 1995 and January of 1996.  Cohen, Cohn, Duffy &
McGowan Inc. will be the specialist unit. 
The AMEX is a leader in listing warrants on foreign indexes and
currencies, hybrid debt instruments and other structured products.  In
addition, the AMEX trades Standard & Poor's Depositary Receipts(R)
(SPDRs(R)) and 487 stock options, including 167 options on over-the-counter stocks, 52 Long-term Equity AnticiPation Securities(R)
(LEAPS(R)) and 24 stock options on American Depositary Receipts (ADRs),
as well as on 21 broad-based and sector indexes. 
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/CONTACT:  Daniel Noonan of American Stock Exchange, 212-306-1647/ 
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