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AMEX TO OPEN OPTIONS TRADING ON HEALTHTRUST, INC. - THE HOSPITAL COMPANY

AMEX TO OPEN OPTIONS TRADING ON HEALTHTRUST, INC. - THE HOSPITAL COMPANY
 NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Stock Exchange will begin trading put and call options tomorrow, March 20, on the listed stock of Healthtrust, Inc - The Hospital Company (symbol: HTI).
 Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Healthtrust, Inc. - The Hospital Company is one of the largest hospital management companies in the United States.
 "HTI" will open with strike prices of 17 1/2, 20 and 22 1/2, and position limits of 8,000 contracts. Initial expiration months will be April, May, July and October of 1992. Susquehanna Investment Group has been designated the specialist unit for the new options.
 The Amex trades a total of 276 stock options, including 81 options on over-the-counter stocks. In addition, options are traded on five broad market indexes -- the Major Market Index (XMI), XMI LEAPS(tm) (XLT), S&P MidCap 400 Index (MID), 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 29 LEAPS (TM) on leading stocks which have expirations up to almost three years.
 -0- 3/19/92
 /CONTACT: Shelly Wolfe of Amex, 212-306-1641/
 (HTI) CO: Healthtrust, Inc. - The Hospital Company ST: Tennessee IN: HEA SU:


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