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Amex to Trade Options on Five Securities


NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) will launch trading in options on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 the following Nasdaq Stock Market and New York Stock Exchange listed stocks of:


       *  Fred's Inc. (Nasdaq: FRED; Option Symbol: FMU) 
     *  Harman International Industries, Incorporated (NYSE: HAR) 
     *  Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. (Nasdaq: STAR; Option Symbol: OUE) 
     *  Tier Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIER; Option Symbol: RHQ) 
     *  Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WIN) 

Fred's Inc. options will open with position limits of 22,500 contracts. The options will trade on the February expiration cycle. The specialist will be Charlton SLK. Fred's Inc. operates discount general merchandise stores in the southeastern United States.

Harman International Industries, Incorporated options will open with position limits of 22,500 contracts. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Botta Capital Management LLC. Harman International Industries, Incorporated designs, manufactures, and markets high-fidelity audio and video products.

Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. options will open with position limits of 13,500 contracts. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Cohen, Duffy & McGowan, LLC. Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. owns and operates a chain of restaurants.

Tier Technologies, Inc. options will open with position limits of 22,500 contracts. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Susquehanna Investment Group. Tier Technologies, Inc. provides information technology consulting, application development, and software engineering services.

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. options will open with position limits of 31,500 contracts. The options will trade on the January expiration cycle. The specialist will be Knight Financial Products, LLC. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. is a food retailer with stores in the United States and the Bahama Islands.

The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(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 117 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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SOURCE The American Stock Exchange


    -0-                             01/28/2002 
    /CONTACT:  Lynn Teresky for Amex, +1-212-306-1654/ 
    /Web site:  http://www.amex.com/ 

(TIER WIN)

CO: American Stock Exchange; Fred's Inc.; Harman International Industries,

Incorporated; Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc.; Tier Technologies,

Inc.; Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. ST: New York IN: FIN SU:

-0- Jan/28/2002 20:00 GMT

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