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Technical Notice

OTCE Equities Notifications

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. ET pursuant to FINRA Rule 6440(a)(3) (Extraordinary Event Halt). 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.

Members are hereby advised that FINRA is initially lifting the temporary halt in six (6) OTC equity securities, listed below. Members are permitted to display “closed” quotations for a quote-only period for these issues beginning at 1:30:00 p.m. E.T and can begin trading at 1:45:00 E.T. p.m.  


The balance of the securities  will be resumed in 30-minute intervals, with trading to follow the closed quote window in groups of approximately 100 securities.

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