NASD Notice to Members 07-18 - April 2007

SEC Approves Amendments to TRACE Reporting Exempting Trades in TRACE-Eligible Securities Conducted on a Facility of, and Reported to, the New York Stock Exchange; Effective Date: January 9, 2007

Executive Summary

On November 16, 2006, the Securities and Exchange Commission approved an amendment to Rule 6230 (Transaction Reporting). Effective January 9, 2007, these amendments provide, on a pilot basis, a reporting exemption for corporate debt securities subject to both NASD’s and NYSE’s trade reporting requirements. The rules, as amended, are set forth in Attachment A.

Questions concerning this Notice should be directed to Elliot Levine, Chief Counsel, Transparency Services, Markets, Services and Information, at (202) 728-8405; Ola Persson, Director, TRACE Data, Transparency Services, at (212) 858-4796; and James L. Eastman, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, at (202) 728-6961.