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Stock Options - Amsterdam - German

  Amsterdam Listed Stock Options 
Contract size One option normally equals rights over 100 underlying shares[1]
Unit of trading 100
Pricing unit/quotation Euros per share
Minimum price movement (tick size and value) See applicable tick size table [2]
Option style American style
Holders of long positions are entitled to exercise their options before the expiration date.
Expiry months Weekly; 1, 2, 3 monthly; 6, 9, 12 months quarterly (of the March, June, September, December cycle); 18, 24, 30, 36 months half yearly (of the June, December cycle). 
Introduction of new exercise prices and exercise price intervals See the document "Euronext Series Introduction Policy for Individual Equity Option Contracts" in "Related documentation" to find the series introduction policy.
Introduction of new expiry months New expiry months are available for trading on the first business day after the expiry of a maturity. 
Wholesale services Large-in-Scale Facility.
See the “LIS Thresholds” document for the minimum size thresholds.
Euronext market Amsterdam
Last trading day Trading ceases at 17:30 CET on the third Friday of the expiry month. In the event that the third Friday is not a business day on Euronext or on Deutsche Boerse Xetra, the Last Trading Day shall normally be the last business day preceding the third Friday as long as both Euronext and Deutsche Boerse Xetra have a business day.
Exercise Exercise is possible until 19:15 CET on any business day, extended to 19:45 CET on third Fridays[3]
Settlement Physical delivery of 100 shares (or other such number of shares as determined by the terms of the contract) through the settlement system of LCH S.A.
Settlement day Two business days after the exercise day
Option premium Payable in full by the buyer on the business day following a transaction
Clearing organization LCH S.A. 
Trading hours Central Order Book: 09:01 – 17:30 CET
Large-in-Scale Facility: 07:15 – 18:30 CET
Trading platform Optiq
Algorithm Central order book applies a Price Pro Rata trading algorithm. With this algorithm priority is given to orders at the best price (highest for a bid, lowest for an offer). If there are several orders at this best price, equal priority is given to every order at this price and incoming business is divided among these orders in proportion to their volume
Last update 21 April 2020
   
  [1] Within an option class maturities with a non-standard contract size may be listed as a result of corporate actions. See the document "Unusual Contract sizes" in "Related documentation" to find an overview of these classes.
[2] See the document "Financial derivatives tick sizes" in "Related documentation" to find the applicable tick table per class.
 [3] On the Last Trading Day, in-the-money options are automatically exercised, unless contrary instructions are received from the client/member. Please check the exact exercise rules with your broker.
  In the United States these products may only be offered and sold to prescribed entities under specified conditions.