Effective July 3, 2006, NASD members will be assessed an annual $20 branch office system processing fee. Also effective July 3, 2006, NASD will waive for one branch office per NASD member per year:(1) the annual branch office registration fee for those NASD members who are assessed an annual registration fee pursuant to Section 4(a)(1)(i) of Schedule A to the NASD By-Laws; and (2) the annual branch office system processing fee for all NASD members.
The rule change became effective immediately upon filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on May 23, 2006, and will become operative on July 3, 2006.1 Attachment A contains the text of the amendments.
Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to Richard E. Pullano, Associate Vice President and Chief Counsel, Registration and Disclosure, at (240) 386-4821; and Chip Jones, Vice President and State Liaison, Registration and Disclosure, at (240) 386-4797.
1 See SR-NASD-2006-065 (Establishment of Branch Office System Processing Fee and Waiver of Branch Office System Processing Fee and Annual Branch Office Registration Fee For One Branch Office Per Member Per Year). Under Section 19(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the SEC has the authority to summarily abrogate this type of rule change within 60 days of filing.
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