American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) Announces Details Of

                      Phase Three Decimalization  
  NEW YORK, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) 
today announced the details of the third phase of its decimalization plan, 
which is part of an industry-wide initiative that began on August 28.  
Beginning December 4, 2000, in accordance with the industry conversion 
plan, the Amex will begin trading 15 option classes in decimals.  All 
underlying equities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange.  The 15 
companies are:  


      Underlying Issue               Stock Symbol        Amex Traded Options 
                                   (Primary Exch.) 
      American Home Products Corp.   AHP  (NYSE)              AHP 
                                                            WHP ('02 LEAP) 
                                                            VAH ('03 LEAP) 
    Barrick Gold Corporation       ABX  (NYSE)              ABX 
                                                            WRX ('02 LEAP) 
                                                            VBX ('03 LEAP) 
    Biomatrix Inc.                 BXM  (NYSE)              BXM 
    Biovail Corporation            BVF  (NYSE)              BVF 
    HCA -- The Healthcare Company  HCA  (NYSE)              HCA 
                                                            ZVS (ADJUSTED) 
                                                            WOM ('02 LEAP) 
                                                            VOM ('03 LEAP) 
    Inco Limited                   N  (NYSE)                N 
    Kimberly Clark Corporation     KMB  (NYSE)              KMB 
                                                            WKL ('02 LEAP) 
                                                            VYK ('03 LEAP) 
                                                            QKV (MERGER) 
                                                            FKW (MERGER) 
    LSI Logic Corporation          LSI  (NYSE)              LSI 
                                                            ISM (WRAP) 
                                                            WBS ('02 LEAP) 
                                                            YIM ('02 WRAP) 
                                                            VBS ('03 LEAP) 
    Marshall & Ilsley Corporation  MI  (NYSE)               MI 
    Mattel Inc.                    MAT  (NYSE)              MAT 
                                                            ZVC (MERGER) 
    McKesson HBOC Inc.             MCK  (NYSE)              MCK 
                                                            WHG ('02 LEAP) 
                                                            VHG ('03 LEAP) 
    Reebok International Ltd.      RBK  (NYSE)              RBK 
                                                            WRK ('02 LEAP) 
                                                            VRK ('03 LEAP) 
    Revlon Inc.                    REV  (NYSE)              REV 
    Solectron Corporation          SLR  (NYSE)              SLR 
                                                            WRL ('02 LEAP) 
                                                            VRL ('03 LEAP) 
    Wolverine Tube Inc.            WLV  (NYSE)              WLV 


  The first phase of the industry-wide conversion to decimals began on 
August 28, with the Amex trading six of its listed equities and two option 
classes in decimals.  Full conversion to decimals is expected no later than 
April of next year.  
  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, Index Shares(SM), including 
structured products and HOLDRS(SM), and options.  In addition to its role as a 
national equities market, the Amex is the leader in Index Share listings 
(DIAMONDS(R), FORTUNE 500(R) Index Tracking Stock, FORTUNE e-50(TM) Index 
Tracking Stock, iShares(SM), MidCap SPDRs(TM), Nasdaq-100 Index Tracking 
Stock(SM), Select Sector SPDRs(R), and SPDRs(R) and streetTRACKS (SM) 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. 
  

SOURCE  The American Stock Exchange  


    -0-                             11/15/2000 
    /CONTACT:  Bob Rendine or Nick Ravo, both of Amex(R), 212-306-1691/ 


/Web site:  http://www.amex.com/  
CO:  American Stock Exchange 
ST:  New York 
IN: 
SU:  
-0- Nov/15/2000 20:44 GMT
 
 
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