Notice to Members 99-63

SEC Approves and Adopts Revised Forms and Electronic Filing Requirement; New Member Applicants Should Continue to File Paper Forms

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved revised Forms U-4 and U-5 and adopted revised Forms BD and BDW, all of which will be effective August 1, 1999. The SEC also approved amendments to National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD®) Rule 1140—the Electronic Filing Rule—which requires such Forms (with the exception of initial Form BD applications) to be filed electronically, effective August 16, 1999.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to Ann E. Bushey, Assistant Director, CRD/Public Disclosure, NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD Regulation®) at (301) 590-6389; Mary M. Dunbar, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8252; or Richard E. Pullano, Associate Director and Counsel, CRD/Public Disclosure, NASD Regulation, at (301) 212-3789.