SR-FINRA-2013-011

Proposed Rule Change to Delay the Operative Date of FINRA Rule 6121.02 (Market-wide Circuit Breakers in NMS Stocks)

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (“FINRA”) is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) a proposed rule change to delay the operative date of FINRA Rule 6121.02 (Market-wide Circuit Breakers in NMS Stocks), which reflects changes to the methodology for triggering market-wide circuit breakers for NMS stocks.   FINRA is delaying the operative date from February 4, 2013 until April 8, 2013 to correspond to the initial date of operations for the Regulation NMS Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility (the “Limit Up-Limit Down” or “LULD” Plan”).