Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Reporting of Over-the-Counter Transactions in Equity Securities Executed Outside Normal Market Hours

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to amend FINRA trade reporting rules relating to over-the-counter transactions in equity securities executed outside normal market hours to (1) require that any trades executed during the hours that a FINRA Facility (the Alternative Display Facility (“ADF”), a Trade Reporting Facility (“TRF”) or the OTC Reporting Facility (“ORF”)) is closed be reported within 15 minutes of the opening of the Facility, i.e., 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time; and (2) conform the trade reporting requirements applicable to “outside normal market hours” transactions across FINRA Facilities.