Changes To Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index Components

5.25.2010

Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (“TOCOM” or the “Exchange”) revised components and weights of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index for the second time on May 25,2010 and decided not to include Gas Oil on and after June 1, 2010.

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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3.18.2010 

Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (“TOCOM” or the “Exchange”) today announced that the Exchange will make the following changes to the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index components and weights on and after June 1, 2010.

 These changes are subject to approval by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of the necessary modifications to the Market Rules of the Exchange.

  1. Gas oil is to be added to the components of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index
  2. Gas oil is to be added to the components of the Nikkei-TOCOM Nearby Month Commodity Index
  3. Gas oil is to be added to the components of the Nikkei-TOCOM Oil Index
  4. Calculation of Nikkei-TOCOM Gas Oil Index is to commence
  5. The component weight percentage of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index is to be set for the time period from June, 2010 until May, 2011

(1) Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index and Nikkei-TOCOM Nearby Month Commodity Index

Gold

Silver

Platinum

Palladium

Gasoline

Kerosene

Gas Oil

Crude Oil

Rubber

New Weights

28.53%

0.65%

7.60%

0.45%

19.60%

9.11%

9.07%

21.38%

3.61%

Current Weights

24.72%

1.06%

9.32%

0.84%

17.92%

8.74%

-

33.46%

3.94%

Change

+3.81%

-0.41%

-1.72%

-0.39%

+1.68%

+0.37%

+9.07%

-12.08%

-0.33%

(2) Nikkei-TOCOM Precious Metals Index

Gold

Silver

Platinum

Palladium

New Weights

46.61%

8.95%

37.33%

7.11%

Current Weights

43.04%

9.49%

39.81%

7.66%

Change

+3.57%

-0.54%

-2.48%

-0.55%

(3) Nikkei-TOCOM Oil Index

Gasoline

Kerosene

Gas Oil

Crude Oil

New Weights

36.56%

22.75%

9.57%

31.12%

Current Weights

35.09%

21.16%

-

43.75%

Change

-1.47%

+1.59%

+9.57%

-12.63%

(4) Nikkei-TOCOM Gold Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Silver Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Platinum Index
    Nikkei-TOCOM Palladium Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Aluminum Index*
    Nikkei-TOCOM Gasoline Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Kerosene Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Gas
    Oil Index and Nikkei-TOCOM Rubber Index

Component of each of the above indexes is 100% of the subject listed commodity.?
*Calculation of the Nikkei-TOCOM Aluminum Index is currently suspended.

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