SOURCE: Pacific Exchange Inc.

August 26, 2005 14:26 ET

Pacific Exchange to Trade Three New Options

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 26, 2005 -- The Pacific Exchange (PCX) announced that on Monday, August 29, 2005, it will begin trading options on HDFC Bank Ltd (PCX: HDB), ICICI Bank Ltd. (PCX: IBN), and Wipro Ltd (PCX: WIT).

HDFC Bank options will trade on the January expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 2,500,000 shares.

ICICI Bank options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 20,000,000 shares.

Wipro options will trade on the March expiration cycle with exercise limits set at 7,500,000 shares.

All three issues will be traded by lead market makers Ross Goodheart, Ken Keating, and Bartev Vartanian of Group One Trading, LP.

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