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AMEX TO BEGIN TRADING OPTIONS ON INFORMIX CORP.

 AMEX TO BEGIN TRADING OPTIONS ON INFORMIX CORP.
 NEW YORK, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- American Stock Exchange will open


trading tomorrow in put and call options on the over-the-counter stock of Informix Corporation (options symbol: IFQ).
 Based in Menlo Park, Calif., Informix Corporation develops and markets high-performance database management and office software.
 IFQ will open with strike prices of 12 1/2, 15 and 17 1/2, and position limits of 5,500 contracts. Initial expiration months will be January, February, May and August of 1992. Weiskopf, Silver & Co. will be the designated specialist unit for the new options.
 The Amex trades a total of 254 stock options, including 69 options on over-the-counter stocks. In addition, options are traded on four broad market indexes -- the Major Market Index (XMI), the LT-20 Index (XLT), the Institutional Index (XII) and the Japan Index (JPN) -- as well as two industry-based indexes -- the Oil Index (XOI) and the Computer Technology Index (XCI). CAPS -- capped options -- are traded on XMI and XII as well. The exchange also trades 22 long-term options on leading stocks which have expirations up to almost three years.
 -0- 12/5/91
 /CONTACT: Shelly Wolfe of Amex, 212-306-1641/ CO: Informix Corporation ST: California IN: CPR SU:


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