NASD Notice to Members 00-33 - May 2000

NASD Regulation Adopts New Rule Interpretation to Require Confirmation Disclosure of Callable Common Stock

Executive Summary

On April 24, 2000, NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD RegulationSM) adopted a new interpretation of high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade, Rule 2110, addressing transactions in callable common stock. Specifically, new Interpretative Material (IM-2110-6) states that a member that provides a confirmation pursuant to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 10b-10 in connection with any transaction in callable common stock shall disclose on such confirmation that the security is callable and that the customer may wish to contact the member for more information regarding the security.


Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to Dorothy L. Kennedy, Director, Market Operations, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., at (203) 385-6243; or Gary L. Goldsholle, Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8104.