Regulatory Notice 10-52

Application of Rules on Communications With the Public and Institutional Sales Material and Correspondence to Certain Free Writing Prospectuses

Executive Summary

The content standards, the principal review requirements and applicable filing requirements in NASD Rules 2210 (Communications with the Public) and 2211 (Institutional Sales Material and Correspondence) shall apply to free writing prospectuses distributed by broker-dealers in a manner reasonably designed to lead to their broad unrestricted dissemination, as described in Securities Act Rule 433. By this Notice, FINRA is withdrawing, in part, previous interpretive guidance that excluded free writing prospectuses from the requirements of NASD Rules 2210 and 2211.


Questions regarding this Notice should be directed to:

  • Joseph E. Price, Senior Vice President, Corporate Financing/Advertising Regulation, at (240) 386-4623; or
  • Gary L. Goldsholle, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, at (202) 728-8104.