Release: 4844-03
For Release: September 26, 2003

COMMENT PERIOD FOR U.S. FUTURES EXCHANGE (EUREX US) CONTRACT MARKET APPLICATION EXTENDED

The period for submitting comments on the U.S. Futures Exchange’s (Eurex US) contract market designation application has been extended by Commission staff until October 16, 2003. Eurex US submitted its application to the Commission on September 16, 2003. On that same date, the application was posted on the Commission’s website with notice of a 15-day comment period ending October 1, 2003. Subsequently, interested parties have requested that the comment period be extended. In order to ensure that all parties have a reasonable opportunity to review and comment on the Eurex US application and that the Commission has adequate time to consider comments and to complete its review within the 60-day fast-track review procedures, the comment period has been extended by an additional 15 days until October 16, 2003, providing for a 30-day comment period.

Comments on the Eurex US application may be submitted electronically at submissions@cftc.gov. All comments will be promptly posted on the Commission’s website (http://www.cftc.gov/dea/deasubmissioncomments.htm).

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