SR-FINRA-2008-051

Proposed Rule Change to Amend Rules 12214, 12514 and 12904 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes and Rules 13214, 13514 and 13904 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Industry Disputes to Require Arbitrators to Provide an Explained Decision upon the Joint Request of the Parties

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 amend NASD Rules 12214, 12514 and 12904 of Code of Arbitration Procedure for Customer Disputes (“Customer Code”) and NASD Rules 13214, 13514 and 13904 of the Code of Arbitration Procedure for Industry Disputes (“Industry Code”) to require arbitrators to provide an explained decision upon the joint request of the parties.