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American Stock Exchange to Trade Options on Five New Securities


NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) will launch trading in options on Thursday, April 13, 2006 on the following Nasdaq Stock Market and New York Stock Exchange listed stocks of:


    * Cardiome Pharma Corp. (Option Symbol: UXY/Stock Symbol: CRME)
    * Comtech Group, Inc. (Option Symbol: UWK/Stock Symbol: COGO)
    * Himax Technologies, Inc. (Options Symbol: UXW/Stock Symbol: HIMX)
    * NewMarket Corporation (Symbol: NEU)
    * Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Option Symbol: UVP/Stock Symbol: SVNT)

Cardiome Pharma Corp. options will open with strike prices of 10 - 12-1/2 - 15 and position limits of 5,000,000 shares. The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The Specialist will be Jane Street Specialist, LLC. Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a product-focused cardiovascular drug development company with clinical drug programs.

Comtech Group, Inc. options will open with strike prices of 7-1/2 - 10 - 12-1/2 and position limits of 7,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The Specialist will be Jane Street Specialist, LLC. Comtech Group, Inc. provides design solutions to telecom equipment, mobile device and consumer electronic manufacturers in China.

Himax Technologies, Inc. options will open with strike prices of 7-1/2 - 10 - 12-1/2 and position limits of 7,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The Specialist will be LaBranche Structured Products, LLC. Himax Technologies, Inc. designs and manufactures integrated circuits.

NewMarket Corporation options will open with strike prices of 35 - 40 - 45 and position limits of 2,500,000 shares. The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The Specialist will be Group One Trading LP. NewMarket Corporation develops, manufactures and blends fuel and lubricant additives marketed worldwide to refiners and others who sell petroleum products.

Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. options will open with strike prices of 2-1/2 - 5 - 7-1/2 and position limits of 5,000,000 shares. The options will trade on the March expiration cycle. The Specialist will be Group One Trading LP. Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets human health care products for niche and wider markets.

For more information on any Amex-listed company, please visit www.amex.com.

The American Stock Exchange(R) (Amex(R)) is the only primary exchange that offers trading across a full range of equities, options and exchange traded funds (ETFs), including structured products and HOLDRS(SM). In addition to its role as a national equities market, the Amex is the pioneer of the ETF, responsible for bringing the first domestic product to market in 1993. Leading the industry in ETF listings, the Amex lists 163 ETFs. The Amex is also one of the largest options exchanges in the U.S., trading options on broad-based and sector indexes as well as domestic and foreign stocks. For more information, please visit www.amex.com.

SOURCE American Stock Exchange

CONTACT: Kelsey Hubbard of American Stock Exchange, +1-212-306-1640, kelsey.hubbard@amex.com -0- Apr/12/2006 20:06 GMT

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