Index Options - Contract Specification
The Credit Suisse First Boston Technology IndexSM- CTN



Product Description
The Credit Suisse First Boston Technology IndexSM is designed to provide a benchmark of technology stock performance by weighting components to reflect the average holdings of technology-oriented investment funds. Stocks are selected from the communications equipment, computer hardware, Internet, semiconductor, technology services and software sectors (Index Components).
Modified Equal-Dollar Weighting
The Index is calculated using a modified equal-dollar weighting method designed to reflect the holdings of technology investors. The largest capitalized components are given a higher weight in the Index. At the time of the annual Index rebalancing, each of the 25 largest stocks in the Index is assigned a weight of 2.4% and each of the remaining 50 stocks in the Index is assigned a weight of 0.8%.

The Index was set to a benchmark value of 200.00 on Dec. 31, 1998. Adjustments are made annually after the close of trading on the third Friday of January so that each component stock approximately represents its assigned Index weighting.

Trading Unit
The minimum trade size is one option contract. The notional value underlying each contract equals $100 multiplied by the Index value.
Expiration Cycle
Three consecutive near-term expiration months plus two successive months from the March cycle.
Expiration
The Saturday following the third Friday of the expiration month.
Last Trading Day
Two business days prior to expiration (normally a Thursday).
Limited Exercise of Options
European style. Options may be exercised only on the last business day prior to expiration (normally a Friday). Writers are subject to assignment only at expiration. Check with broker to ascertain cut-off times for exercise and provisions for automatic exercise.
"Delivery" Method if Exercised
Cash settlement based on the dollar difference between the final settlement value of the Index and strike price of the contract multiplied by $100.
Exercise Price Intervals
Exercise (strike) prices are set at five-point intervals, bracketing the current value of the Index, when the Index is above 200. If the Index is below 200, the interval will be 2 � points.
Option Premium Quotations
Stated in points and fractions. One point equals $100. Minimum tick for series trading below 3 is 1/16 ($6.25); for all other series, 1/8 ($12.50).
Final Index Settlement Value
Determined on the last business day prior to expiration, based on the first (opening) reported sale price for each component stock.
Settlement
Next business day following expiration.
Position Limits
31,500 contracts on the same side of the market.
Minimum Customer Margin for Uncovered Writers
Premium plus 20% of the aggregate Index value (Index value x $100) minus the amount by which the option is out-of-the-money, if any. The minimum margin is premium plus 1% of the aggregate Index value.
Trading Hours
9:30 a.m. to 4:02 p.m., New York time.
Trading System
Specialist/Registered Options Trader.
CUSIP Number
12633E109
Trading Symbol
CTN
Final Settlement Value Symbol
CTM
Index Components
Components list as of 07/23/01
The Credit Suisse First Boston Technology Index is composed of shares of the following issues:
ADC Telecommunications, Inc. (ADCT) International Business Machines Corp. (IBM)
Altera Corp.  (ALTR) Intuit Inc. (INTU)
Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU)
Amdocs Limited (DOX) Juniper Networks, Inc. (JNPR)
America Online Inc. (AOL) KLA-Tencor Corp. (KLAC)
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) Lexmark International Inc. (LXK)
Apple Computer, Inc. (AAPL) Linear Technology Corp. (LLTC)
Applied Materials, Inc. (AMAT) Lucent Technologies Inc. (LU)
Ariba Inc. (ARBA) Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (MXIM)
ASM Lithography Holding N.V. (ASML) Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP)
At Home Corp. (ATHM) Micromuse Inc. (MUSE)
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) Micron Technology, Inc. (MU)
BEA Systems, Inc. (BEAS) Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)
BMC Software, Inc. (BMCS) Motorola, Inc. (MOT)
Broadcom Corp. (BRCM) Nokia Corp. (NOK)
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (CDN) Nortel Networks Corp. (NT)
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Oracle Corporation (ORCL)
Compaq Computer Corp. (CPQ) Palm Inc. (PALM)
Computer Associates International, Inc. (CA) Parametric Technology Corp. (PMTC)
Computer Sciences Corp. (CSC) PeopleSoft, Inc. (PSFT)
Comverse Technology, Inc. (CMVT) PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMCS)
Conexant Systems Inc. (CNXT) QUALCOMM Inc. (QCOM)
Dell Computer Corp. (DELL) Rational Software Corporation (RATL)
E.piphany, Inc. (EPNY) Sanmina Corp. (SANM)
E*TRADE Group, Inc. (ET) Sapient Corp. (SAPE)
eBay Inc. (EBAY) Siebel Systems, Inc. (SEBL)
Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS) Solectron Corp. (SLR)
Electronic Data Systems Corp. (EDS) STMicroelectronics N.V. (STM)
EMC Corp. (EMC) Sun Microsystems, Inc. (SUNW)
Ericsson (ERICY) Tellabs, Inc. (TLAB)
Exodus Communications, Inc. (EXDS) Teradyne, Inc. (TER)
First Data Corp. (FDC) Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN)
Gateway Inc. (GTW) Unisys Corp. (UIS)
Hewlett-Packard Co. (HWP) VeriSign, Inc. (VRSN)
i2 Technologies, Inc. (ITWO) VERITAS Software Corp. (VRTS)
Inktomi Corp. (INKT) Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. (VTSS)
Intel Corp. (INTC) Xilinx, Inc. (XLNX)
    Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO)


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