SR-FINRA-2011-025

Proposed Rule Change to Extend a TRACE Pilot Program

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to extend the pilot program in FINRA Rule 6730(e)(4) to January 27, 2012.  The pilot program exempts from reporting to Trade Reporting and Compliance Engine (“TRACE”) transactions in TRACE-Eligible Securities that are executed on a facility of the NYSE in accordance with NYSE Rules 1400, 1401 and 86 and reported to NYSE in accordance with NYSE’s applicable trade reporting rules and disseminated publicly by NYSE.