Notice to Members 05-85

SEC Approves a Proposed Rule Change to Revise the Mediation Rules of the NASD Code of Arbitration Procedure

Effective January 30, 2006

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a proposed rule change to revise the mediation rules of the NASD Code of Arbitration Procedure (Code) to simplify the language and to reorganize these rules into a separate code for mediations (Mediation Code).1

1 Exchange Act Release No. 52705 (Oct. 31, 2005) (File No. SR-NASD-2004-013), 70 Federal Register 67525 (Nov. 7, 2005).