NASD has filed for immediate effectiveness amendments to Section 7 of Schedule A to the NASD By-Laws (Section 7). The amendments to Section 7 raise the maximum fee for filing documents pursuant to the Corporate Financing Rule from $30,500 to $75,500 ($500 plus .01 percent of the proposed maximum aggregate offering price up to $750 million).1 The amendments to Section 7 become operative on January 1, 2005. New filings received and accepted by the Department through its electronic filing system (COBRA) by 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time, on Thursday, December 30, 2004, will be processed under the current fee structure ($30,500 maximum fee). Any offering initially filed prior to December 30, 2004, will be subject to the current fee structure, notwithstanding that additional amendments to the filing may be made in 2005. New filings that have been rejected, however, must be corrected, re-submitted, and accepted by the Department prior to the December 30, 2004, deadline for the current fee structure to apply.
Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to LaNita A. Tyler, Manager, Corporate Financing Department, at (240) 386-4647.
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