SOURCE: Pacific Exchange Inc.

April 27, 2005 14:52 ET

Pacific Exchange to Trade Seven New Options

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 27, 2005 -- The Pacific Exchange (PCX) announced that on Thursday, April 28, 2005, it will begin trading options on Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (PCX: ATW); Blue Nile, Inc. (PCX: NILE); Hydril Co. (PCX: HYDL/HBQ); Newfield Exploration Co. (PCX: NFX); Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. (PCX: PMTI); Quality Systems, Inc. (PCX: QSII/QCR); and Southwestern Energy Co. (PCX: SWN).

Atwood Oceanics options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 5,000,000 shares. The issue will be traded by lead market makers Steven D. Juno and Ethan Dorr of Cutler Group, LP.

Blue Nile options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 5,000,000 shares. The issue will be traded by lead market maker Rob Kovell of PEAK6 Capital Management, LLC.

Hydril options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 5,000,000 shares. The issue will be traded by lead market makers Steven D. Juno and Ethan Dorr of Cutler Group, LP.

Newfield Exploration options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 20,000,000 shares. The issue will be traded by lead market maker Rob Kovell of PEAK6 Capital Management, LLC.

Palomar Medical Technologies options will trade on the February expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 5,000,000 shares. The issue will be traded by lead market maker Rob Kovell of PEAK6 Capital Management, LLC.

Quality Systems options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 2,500,000 shares. The issue will be traded by lead market makers Steven D. Juno and Ethan Dorr of Cutler Group, LP.

Southwestern Energy options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 7,500,000 shares. The issue will be traded by lead market maker Rob Kovell of PEAK6 Capital Management, LLC.

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