SR-NASD-2003-197

To Further Delay Implementation Date of Amendments to Article VIII (District Committees and District Nominating Committees) of the By-Laws of NASD Regulation, Inc.

NASD has filed with the SEC a proposed rule change to delay, until February 1, 2004, the implementation date of amendments to Article VIII (District Committees and District Nominating Committees) of the By-Laws of NASD Regulation, Inc. that were established by SR-NASD-2003-55. On March 21, 2003, NASD filed SR-NASD-2003-55 to streamline the nomination and election processes governing NASD District Committees and District Nominating Committees (“Committees”), modernize communication procedures, and improve the consistency among the Committees across all districts. On June 11, 2003, the SEC published a notice of filing and immediate effectiveness of the proposed rule change. NASD submitted a subsequent rule filing to extend the implementation date of the amendments to January 1, 2004.