Technical Notice

Update OTC Equities Issues

April 28, 2017

On Friday, April 28, 2017,  Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) halted quoting and trading in 271 OTC equity securities at 09:30:00 a.m. E.T. pursuant to FINRA Rule 6440(a)(3) (Extraordinary Event Halt). All impacted securities have been resumed as of 2:55:00 p.m. E.T. and systems are operating normally.

FINRA determined to impose the temporary halt because technical issues experienced this morning with the FINRA BBDS data feed resulted in the dissemination of potentially inaccurate data to the marketplace. Any subscribers to the BBDS feed may have been impacted by this issue.

Questions regarding this notice can be directed to: FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800.