Price Limit and Margin for February 2009

1.27.2009

Margins and Price Limits to be applied for the trades in February 2009 are as follows (Unit: JPY):

Commodity Contract Month Initial*1 Spot Month*2 Extra-ordinary*3 Price Limit EPR*4(+/-Ref. Price*5) WPR*6(+/-Ref. Price)
Rubber FEB'09 90,000 45,000 - - 0.3 1.0
MAR'09
-AUG'09
90,000 - - 16.0
Gold
(Standard)
FEB'09 150,000 75,000 - - 3 8
APR'09
-FEB'10
150,000 - - 150
Gold
(Mini)
FEB'09 20,000 - - - 3 8
APR'09
-FEB'10
20,000 - - 150
Gold Options All series 75,000 - - - 3 8
- 150
Silver FEB'09 117,000 58,500 - - 0.7 2.0
APR'09
-FEB'10
117,000 - - 40.0
Platinum FEB'09 165,000 165,000 - - 3 10
APR'09
-FEB'10
165,000 - - 300
Platinum
(Mini)
FEB'09 44,000 - - - 3 10
APR'09
-FEB'10
44,000 - - 300
Palladium FEB'09 60,000 60,000 - - 3 10
APR'09
-FEB'10
60,000 - - 80
Crude Oil FEB'09 225,000 - - - 30 200
MAR'09
-JUL'09
225,000 - - 3,600
Gasoline MAR'09 225,000 112,500 - - 30 200
APR'09
-SEP'09
225,000 - - 3,600
Kerosene MAR'09 225,000 112,500 - - 30 200
APR'09
-SEP'09
225,000 - - 3,600
Aluminum FEB'09 90,000 45,000 - - 0.5 1.2
APR'09
-FEB'10
90,000 - - 16.0

*1 Initial : Maintenance Amount for Initial Clearing Margin
*2 Spot Month : Spot Month Additional Clearing Margin
*3 Extraordinary : Extraordinary Clearing Margin
*4 EPR : Executable Price Range
*5 RP: Reference Price
*6 WPR: Warning Point Range

<Spot Month Additional Clearing Margin>  
* For the March 2009 contract of Rubber, Spot Month Additional Clearing Margins (JPY 45,000) shall be required on and after February 24, 2009.  
* For the April 2009 contract of Gold (except Gold Mini and Gold Options), Silver, Platinum(except Platinum Mini) and Palladium, Spot Month Additional Clearing Margins (Gold: JPY 75,000, Silver: JPY 58,500, Platinum: JPY 165,000, Palladium: JPY 60,000) shall be required on and after February 25, 2009.  
* For the April 2009 contracts of Gasoline and Kerosene, Spot Month Additional Clearing Margins (Gasoline: JPY 112,500, Kerosene: JPY 112,500) shall be required on and after February 26, 2009.     
* For the April 2009 contract of Aluminum, Spot Month Additional Clearing Margins (JPY 45,000) shall be required on and after February 25, 2009.  

<Price Limit>  
* No price limit will be imposed on and after February 24, 2009 for the March 2009 contract of Rubber.
* No price limit will be imposed on and after February 26, 2009 for the April 2009 contracts of Gasoline and Kerosene.
* No price limit will be imposed on and after February 25, 2009 for the April 2009 contract of Gold, Silver, Platinum, Palladium and Aluminum.
* With regards to Palladium, if the final contract price for all or a part of the contract months drops below JPY 400 to within the three hundred yen level, the price limits for Palladium shall be JPY 60 on and after the following business day.

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