Technical Notice

FINRA Will Delete About 25,000 Defunct Securities from TRACE June 14, 2013

February 23, 2015

As of the close of business Friday, June 14, 2013, FINRA will delete approximately 25,000 defunct securities from the TRACE system. The deletions will take effect June 17, 2013, and those securities will no longer appear on the TRACE Issue Master as of that date.

Due to the amount of securities involved, the Daily List available via the TRACE Web application and API download will not contain these securities under the Security Deletions Section. Instead, FINRA will provide files on June 17 that will contain these deletions. The files will only be available upon request.

To request these files on June 17, please submit an email to FINRA Operations with the subject line "TRACE ISSUE DELETIONS". FINRA will return an email containing compressed file(s) of the deletions. Please note: requests will be accepted via email only.

Questions concerning this notice may be directed to FINRA Operations at (866) 776-0800.