SR-FINRA-2013-021

Proposed Rule Change Relating to an Extension of the Implementation Date for FINRA Rule 5270 (Front Running of Block Transactions)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to establish September 3, 2013, as the implementation date of FINRA Rule 5270 (Front Running of Block Transactions) that the Commission approved on September 4, 2012. The proposed rule change adopted NASD Interpretive Material (“IM”) 2110-3 (Front Running Policy) as FINRA Rule 5270 with certain changes, including broadening the rule’s scope and providing further clarity into trading activity that FINRA believes is inconsistent with just and equitable principles.