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AMEX LISTS OPTIONS ON WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

 NEW YORK, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange today announced it opened put and call options on the listed stock of Western Digital Corporation (ticker symbol: WDC)
 A maker of PC disk drives, Western Digital, of Irvine, Calif., recently introduced the first 340 megabyte 3.5-inch, low profile hard disk drive using intelligent drive electronics (IDE) interface. The company has also recently increased its international sales of disk drives.
 WDC opened with strike prices of 7-1/2, 10 and 12-1/2 and position limits of 5,500 contracts. Initial expiration months are February, March, April and July. Charlton, Goin/SLK is the specialist unit for the new options.
 The Amex trades a total of 301 stock options, including 81 options on over-the-counter stocks, as well as 35 LEAPS(TM) (Long-term Equity AnticiPation Securities). In addition, options are traded on six 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), the Japan Index (JPN) and the EUROTOP 100 Index (EUR) -- as well as four industry-based indexes -- the Oil Index (XOI), the Computer Technology Index (XCI), the Pharmaceutical Index (DRG) and the Biotechnology Index (BTK).
 -0- 01/18/93
 /CONTACT: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, manager-derivative securities communications, 212-306-1697/
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