Pacific Exchange to Trade Twenty-Six New Options

  SAN FRANCISCO, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pacific Exchange (PCX) announced that on Monday, July 26, 2004, it will begin trading options on Acxiom Corp. (Nasdaq: ACXM; PCX); AVX Corp. (NYSE: AVX; PCX); Bemis Co. (NYSE: BMS; PCX); Canadian National Railway Co. (NYSE: CNI; PCX); Christopher & Banks Corp. (NYSE: CBK; PCX); Cooper Companies, Inc./The (NYSE: COO; PCX); eCollege.com (Nasdaq: ECLG; PCX); Education Management Corp. (Nasdaq: EDMC; PCX); Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: FLE; PCX); Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc. (NYSE: GAP; PCX); Hudson United Bancorp (NYSE: HU; PCX); Immucor, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUD; PCX); Ixys Corp. (Nasdaq: SYXI; PCX); Liz Claiborne, Inc. (NYSE: LIZ; PCX); Lone Star Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: LSS; PCX); Manor Care, Inc. (NYSE: HCR; PCX); MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ; PCX); Orbital Sciences Corp. (NYSE: ORB; PCX); PartnerRe Ltd. (NYSE: PRE; PCX); Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc. (Nasdaq: PEET; PCX); Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. (NYSE: PDX; PCX); Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNX; PCX); Rent-A-Center, Inc. (Nasdaq: RCII; PCX); Station Casinos, Inc. (NYSE: STN; PCX); Total System Services, Inc. (NYSE: TSS; PCX); and Websense, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBSN; PCX).  Acxiom options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 6,000,000 shares.  AVX options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Bemis options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 4,500,000 shares until October 2004 expiration and 2,250,000 shares after October 2004 expiration.  Canadian National Railway options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 4,725,000 shares until October 2004 expiration and 3,150,000 shares after October 2004 expiration.  Christopher & Banks options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Cooper Companies options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 2,250,000 shares.  eCollege.com options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Education Management options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Fleetwood Enterprises options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 6,000,000 shares.  Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 7,500,000 shares.  Hudson United Bancorp options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 2,250,000 shares.  Immucor options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 4,725,000 shares until March 2005 expiration and 3,150,000 shares after March 2005 expiration.  Ixys options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 2,250,000 shares.  Liz Claiborne options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 6,000,000 shares.  Lone Star Technologies options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Manor Care options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  MasTec options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Orbital Sciences options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  PartnerRe options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Peet's Coffee & Tea options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 1,350,000 shares.  Pediatrix Medical Group options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Progenics Pharmaceuticals options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 1,350,000 shares.  Rent-A-Center options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Station Casinos options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  Total System Services options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 2,250,000 shares.  Websense options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 3,150,000 shares.  All twenty-six issues will be traded by lead market maker Rob Kovell of PEAK6 Capital Management, Inc.     SOURCE  Pacific Exchange /CONTACT:  Abby Balat of Pacific Exchange, +1-415-393-7969, or abalat@pacificex.com/  /Web site:  http://www.pacificex.com /  (ACXM AVX BMS CNI CBK COO ECLG EDMC FLE GAP HU BLUD SYXI LIZ LSS HCR MTZ)  CO:  Pacific Exchange; PEAK6 Capital Management, Inc.; Acxiom Corp.; AVX         Corp.; Bemis Co.; Canadian National Railway Co.; Christopher & Banks      Corp.; Cooper Companies, Inc.; eCollege.com; Education Management Corp.;      Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc.; Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., Inc.;      Hudson United Bancorp; Immucor, Inc.; Ixys Corp.; Liz Claiborne, Inc.;      Lone Star Technologies, Inc.; Manor Care, Inc.; MasTec, Inc.; Orbital      Sciences Corp.; PartnerRe Ltd.; Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc.; Pediatrix      Medical Group, Inc.; Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Rent-A-Center,    Inc.; Station Casinos, Inc.; Total System Services, Inc.; Websense, Inc. ST:  California IN:  FIN SU:  PDT -0- Jul/23/2004 18:24 GMT