On March 27, 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to NASD Rule 6740 relating to submission of SEC Rule 15c2-11 information to NASD prior to quotation of non-NASDAQ securities.1 The rule change relieves members of their obligation to file with NASD copies of information that is electronically accessible through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval (EDGAR) system. In addition, the rule change creates an exclusion from the requirements of Rule 6740 for quotation activity for which the SEC has granted an exemption under SEC Rule 15c2-11(h).
The amended rule language is set forth in Attachment A of this Notice. The amendments become effective on June 29, 2006. As of that date, members will be required to use a revised Form 211 to demonstrate compliance with Rule 6740 and SEC Rule 15c2-11. A copy of the revised Form 211 is included as Attachment B of this Notice. It will also be available at www.otcbb.com.
Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to the Legal Section, Market Regulation, at (240) 386-5126; or Office of General Counsel, Regulatory Policy and Oversight, at (202) 728-8071. For compliance questions regarding Form 211, please contact Ken Worm, Associate Director, Market Regulation, at (240) 386-5121.
See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 53556 (March 27, 2006), 71 FR 16603 (April 3, 2006) (File No. SR-NASD-2005-098).
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