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AMEX OPENS OPTIONS TRADING ON BOX ENERGY CORPORATION

 AMEX OPENS OPTIONS TRADING ON BOX ENERGY CORPORATION
 NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange today


opened put and call options on the over-the-counter stock of Box Energy Corporation (options symbol: OBQ).
 Headquartered in Dallas, Box Energy owns and operates several oil and gas properties in the South and Southwest and also owns real estate.
 OBQ opened with strike prices of 10, 12-1/2, and 15 and position limits of 3,000 contracts. Initial expiration months are August, September and October of 1992 and January of 1993. Cranmer & Cranmer/Kalb Voorhis is the specialist unit for the new options.
 The Amex trades a total of 285 stock options, including 78 options on over-the-counter stocks, as well as 33 LEAPS(TM) (Long-term Equity AnticiPation Securities). In addition, options are traded on five broad-market indexes-- the Major Market Index (XMI), the XMI LEAPS (TM) Index (XLT), the S&P MidCap 400 Index (MID), the Institutional Index (XII), and the Japan Index (JPN)-- as well as three industry based indexes -- the Oil Index (OI), the Computer Technology Index (XCI) and the Pharmaceutical Index (DRG). CAPS-- Capped Options-- are also traded on XII.
 -0- 7/29/92
 /CONTACT: Kathleen Fitzpatrick of AMEX, 212-306-1697/ CO: Box Energy Corporation ST: Texas IN: OIL SU:


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