Notice to Members 01-80

Amendments to Broker/Dealer Books and Records Rules Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

On October 25, 2001, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission) adopted amendments to Rules 17a-3 and 17a-4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) to clarify and expand record keeping requirements in connection with purchase and sale documents, customer records, associated person records, customer complaint records, and certain other matters. The amendments also require broker/dealers to maintain or promptly produce certain records at each office to which those records relate.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to Emily Gordy, Acting Director, Office of Regulation Policy, Department of Member Regulation, NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD Regulation), at (202) 728-8070, or Grace Yeh, Assistant General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728- 6939.