Revised Components and Weight Percentage of Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index

5.25.2010

Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (“TOCOM” or the “Exchange”) today announced that Gas Oil will not be added to the components of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index and its related sub indexes on and after June 1, 2010. The revised components and weights of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index components are indicated below.

TOCOM reviews the weight percentage of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index once a year and the new rates apply from the first business day of June. This year the Exchange has announced the revised components and weight percentage, which included Gas Oil on March 18. TOCOM’s Index Operation Committee ran jointly by TOCOM and Nikkei Inc., took into consideration the current trading condition of the Gas Oil futures contract after its reopening on May 6, and decided to delay its inclusion to the components of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index to apply from June 1 2010.

  TOCOM and Nikkei will reconsider adding Gas Oil to the components of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index in later March next year.

  TOCOM apologizes for making this notification only one week before implementation and any inconvenience this may have caused.

  1. Gas oil is not to be added to the components of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Nearby Month Commodity Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Oil Index and calculation of the Nikkei-TOCOM Gas Oil Index is not to commence
  2. The component weight percentages of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index and the related sub indexes are 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%

0.66%

7.61%

0.45%

19.66%

9.13%

-

30.35%

3.61%

Current Weights

24.72%

1.06%

9.32%

0.84%

17.92%

8.74%

-

33.46%

3.94%

Change

+3.81%

-0.40%

-1.71%

-0.39%

+1.74%

+0.39%

-

-3.11%

-0.33%

(2) Nikkei-TOCOM Oil Index

Gasoline

Kerosene

Gas Oil

Crude Oil

New Weights

36.62%

22.77%

-

40.61%

Current Weights

35.09%

21.16%

-

43.75%

Change

+1.53%

+1.61%

-

-3.14%

 

[Reference]

(1) The components and weight percentages of the Nikkei-TOCOM Commodity Index and its sub indexes announced on March 18, 2010 can be found here.

(2) Nikkei-TOCOM Precious Metals Index (No changes made)

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 Gold Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Silver Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Platinum Index,  Nikkei-TOCOM Palladium Index,
Nikkei-TOCOM Gasoline Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Kerosene Index, Nikkei-TOCOM Rubber Index

Component of each of the above indexes is 100% of the subject listed commodity.

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