Amex to Trade Options on Thirteen Securities

  NEW YORK, Nov. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange will launch 
trading in options on Tuesday, November 21, 2000 on the following Nasdaq Stock 
Market, New York Stock Exchange and Amex listed stocks of:  


      EntreMed, Inc.  (Option Symbol: QMA/ Stock Symbol: ENMD) 
    Metricom, Inc.  (Option Symbol: MQM/ Stock Symbol: MCOM) 
    Protein Design Labs, Inc.  (Option Symbol: PQI/ Stock Symbol: PDLI) 
    Rational Software Corporation  (Option Symbol: RAQ/ Stock Symbol: RATL) 
    Sawtek, Inc.  (Option Symbol: QWS/ Stock Symbol: SAWS) 
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation  (Symbol: APC) 
    Carnival Corporation  (Symbol: CCL) 
    Colgate-Palmolive Company  (Symbol: CL) 
    EOG Resources, Inc.  (Symbol: EOG) 
    KEMET Corporation  (Symbol: KEM) 
    The Limited, Inc.  (Symbol: LTD) 
    Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company  (Symbol: MMM) 
    IVAX Corporation  (Symbol: IVX) 


  EntreMed, Inc. options will open with position limits of 31,500.  The 
options will trade on the February expiration cycle.  The specialist will be 
Group One Trading L.P.  EntreMed, Inc. researches and develops 
biopharmaceutical products that focus on the role of blood and blood vessels 
in health and disease.  
Metricom, Inc. options will open with position limits of 75,000 contracts. 
The options will trade on the January expiration cycle.  The specialist will 
be Charlton,SLK.  Metricom, Inc. provides wireless data communications 
solutions.  
Protein Design Labs, Inc. options will open with position limits of 45,000 
until February 17, 2001 that will be reduced after that date to 
22,500 contracts.  The options will trade on the February expiration cycle. 
The specialist will be GHM, Inc.  Protein Design Labs, Inc. develops humanized 
monoclonal antibodies for the prevention and treatment of a variety of 
diseases and conditions.  
Rational Software Corporation options will open with position limits of 
150,000 contracts until January 18, 2003 and be reduced after that date to 
75,000.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle.  The 
specialist will be Spear, Leeds, & Kellogg.  Rational Software Corporation 
develops and markets a variety of software development tools, services, and 
software engineering best practices.  
Sawtek, Inc. options will open with position limits of 75,000 contracts. 
The options will trade on the March expiration cycle.  The specialist will be 
Susquehanna Investment Group.  Sawtek, Inc. supplies electronic signal 
processing components based on surface acoustic wave technology (SAW).  
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation options will open with position limits of 
150,000 until January  20, 2001 that will be reduced after that date to 
75,000 contracts.  The options will trade on the February expiration cycle. 
The specialist will be Botta Capital Management, LLC.  Anadarko Petroleum 
Corporation is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. 
Carnival Corporation  options will open with position limits of 
75,000 contracts.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. 
The specialist will be Knight Financial Products LLC.  Carnival Corporation 
owns or has interest in several cruise brands.  
Colgate-Palmolive Company options will open with position limits of 
150,000 until January 19, 2002 that will be reduced after that date to 
75,000 contracts.  The options will trade on the February expiration cycle. 
The specialist will be Cranmer & Cranmer, Inc.  Colgate-Palmolive Company is a 
consumer products company that markets it products through out the world.  
EOG Resources, Inc. options will open with position limits of 
75,000 contracts.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. 
The specialist will be AGS Specialist Partners.  EOG Resources, Inc. is an oil 
and gas company with a prospect portfolio and a three dimensional seismic 
program in place.  
KEMET Corporation options will open with position limits of 
75,000 contracts.  The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. 
The specialist will be Gateway Partners, LLC.  KEMET Corporation manufactures 
and sells solid tantalum and multilayer ceramic capacitors.  
The Limited, Inc. options will open with position limits of 150,000 until 
January 19, 2002 that will be reduced after that date to 75,000 contracts. 
The options will trade on the February expiration cycle.  The specialist will 
be Eclipse JV.  The Limited, Inc. is a specialty retailer.  
Minnesota, Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M) options will open with 
position limits of 75,000 contracts.  The options will trade on the January 
expiration cycle.  The specialist will be Cohen, Duffy & McGowan.  Minnesota, 
Mining and Manufacturing Company (3M) is a diversified manufacturer of 
industrial, commercial, and health care products.  
IVAX Corporation options will open with position limits of 
75,000 contracts.  The options will trade on the March expiration cycle.  The 
specialist will be TFM Investment Group.  IVAX Corporation researches, 
develops, manufactures and markets branded and generic pharmaceuticals in the 
United States and international markets.  
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 
tock(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  American Stock Exchange  /CONTACT:  Laura J. Orgon, 681-1700, ext. 200, for American Stock 
Exchange/  
/Web site:  http://www.amex.com/  
CO:  American Stock Exchange; EntreMed, Inc.; Metricom, Inc.; Protein Design  


     Labs, Inc.; Rational Software Corporation; Sawtek, Inc.; Anadarko 
     Petroleum Corporation; Carnival Corporation; Colgate-Palmolive Company; 
     EOG Resources, Inc.; KEMET Corporation; The Limited, Inc.; Minnesota 


 Mining and Manufacturing Company; IVAX Corporation  
ST:  New York 
IN:  FIN 
SU:  OFR  
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