Regulatory Notice 07-42

SEC Approves NASD Rule 1160 Regarding Firm Contact Information; Effective Date: December 31, 2007

Executive Summary

Effective December 31, 2007, new NASD Rule 1160 (Contact Information Requirements) streamlines the review and verification of contact information and eliminates the requirement that member firms review and update certain designated contact information on a quarterly basis. The new rule requires firms to update designated contact information promptly upon any material change, verify such information annually and comply promptly with any request for such information.1

NASD Rule 1160, approved by the SEC on August 1, 2007, and the related rule amendments are set forth in Attachment A of this Notice.

Questions concerning this Notice should be directed to Patricia Albrecht, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, at (202) 728-8026. Questions concerning the FINRA Contact System should be directed to Susanne Henke, Office of Member Relations, at (240) 386-6231.

1 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 56179 (August 1, 2007), 72 FR 44203 (August 7, 2007) (Order Approving Proposed Rule Change Creating Rule 1160 Regarding the Reporting and Annual Review of Designated Contact Information; File No. SR-NASD-2007-034).