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Release: #4896-04
For Release: February 27, 2004

CFTC PUBLISHES LCH REQUEST TO EXPAND
DCO REGISTRATION ORDER

Washington D.C. – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has published a request from LCH.Clearnet Ltd (LCH) to amend the October 2001 Commission order registering LCH as a derivatives clearing organization. The amendments would, among other things, permit LCH to clear financial futures and options executed on a designated contract market, in addition to the over-the-counter interest rate swaps and commercial energy contracts that it currently clears.

The requested amendments can be viewed on the Commission’s website at http://www.cftc.gov/tm/tm_dco_orders.htm.

Interested parties may submit comments on or before Friday, March 12, 2004, by filing them electronically to submissions@cftc.gov. All comments received will be posted on the Commission’s website.

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Related Document
LCH Request to Amend DCO Order