Notice to Members 02-67

Broker-Dealer, Investment Adviser Firm, Agent and Investment Adviser Representative Renewals for 2003

Payment Deadline: December 6, 2002

The 2003 NASD Broker/Dealer and Investment Adviser Registration Renewal Program begins on November 4, 2002, when online Preliminary Renewal Statements are made available to all firms on Web CRDSM/IARDSM. This annual program simplifies the registration renewal process for more than 21,000 Broker/Dealer (BD) and Investment Adviser (IA) firms and approximately 700,000 registered representatives and 100,000 investment adviser representatives by allowing the payment of one amount to NASD by the published deadline. There are two significant changes to the program this year. This is the first year that NASD will collect investment adviser representative (RA) Renewal Fees on behalf of participating state regulators. Also, NASD will assess a Late Payment Fee to all NASD members that do not pay by the 2003 Renewal payment deadline of December 6, 2002.

Renewal Statements will include the following fees: NASD Web CRD/IARD System Processing Fees, NASD Branch Office Fees, as well as New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), American Stock Exchange (Amex), Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), International Securities Exchange (ISE), Pacific Exchange (PCX) and Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX) Maintenance Fees. The statement will also include state Agent, state Broker/Dealer, and if applicable, state Investment Adviser Firm and Representative Renewal Fees.

Members should read this Notice to Members; any instructions posted to the NASD Web Site,; the Investment Adviser Web Site (where applicable),; The Bulletin; and any other mailed information to ensure continued eligibility to do business in the states effective January 1, 2003. Any Renewal processing changes subsequent to the publishing of this Notice to Members will be provided to you in a Special Notice to Members.

Questions concerning this Notice may be directed to the Gateway Call Center at (301) 869-6699.