NASD Notice to Members 06-57 - October 2006

SEC Approves Exemption to NASD Rule 5100 (Short Sale Rule) for Securities Included in the NASDAQ-100 Index; Effective Date: October 9, 2006

Executive Summary

On October 2, 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved an exemption to NASD Rule 5100 (Short Sale Rule) for securities included in the NASDAQ-100 Index.1 Rule 5100, as amended, is set forth in Attachment A of this Notice. The rule becomes effective on October 9, 2006.

Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to the Legal Section, Market Regulation, at (240) 386-5126; or the Office of General Counsel, at (202) 728-8071.

1 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54558 (October 2, 2006) (File No. SR-NASD-2006-076). A list of securities included in the NASDAQ-100 Index is available on NASDAQ's Web site: www.nasdaq.com.