SR-FINRA-2008-043

Proposed Rule Change to Establish a Membership Waive-In Process for Certain NYSE Alternext US LLC Member Organizations

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. ("FINRA") (f/k/a National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. ("NASD")) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC" or "Commission") a proposed rule change to establish Interpretive Material 1013-2 ("IM-1013-2"), a membership waive-in process for certain American Stock Exchange LLC ("AMEX"), to be renamed NYSE Alternext US LLC ("NYSE Alternext"), member organizations and to amend Interpretive Material Section 4(b)(1) and (e) to Schedule A of the FINRA By-Laws to establish a membership application fee waiver for those NYSE Alternext member organizations that apply for membership pursuant to IM-1013-2.