Notice to Members 99-69

NASD Regulation Requests Comment on Proposed Trading Halt Rules

Comment Period Expired September 30, 1999

As part of the effort to address abuses in the trading and sales of thinly traded, thinly capitalized (microcap) securities and to increase investor protection in the trading of over-the-counter (OTC) securities, this Notice requests comment on a rule proposal that would authorize NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD Regulation®) to halt quotations and trading in OTC securities under certain circumstances. For purposes of this rule, OTC securities include securities that are not listed on an exchange or on The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. (Nasdaq®) and securities that are not quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board® (OTCBB).

Questions concerning this Notice to Members—Request for Comment may be directed to Mary Revell, Associate General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8203.