SR-FINRA-2008-069

Proposed Rule Change to Amend NASD Rule 3340 (Prohibition on Transactions, Publication of Quotations, or Publication of Indications of Interest During Trading Halts)

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 Rule 3340 (Prohibition on Transactions, Publication of Quotations, or Publication of Indications of Interest During Trading Halts) to permit members, under certain limited circumstances, to route unsolicited customer orders for execution outside the United States while a trading halt is in effect in the United States.