Notice to Members 06-52

NASD Requests Comment on Proposed Amendments to Rules Governing Conflicts of Interest in Public Offerings of Securities

Comment Period Expires October 30, 2006

NASD is issuing this Notice to Members to solicit comments from members and other interested parties on a proposal to modernize and simplify Rule 2720 (Distributions of Securities of Members and Affiliates – Conflicts of Interest).

As noted, written comment should be submitted to Barbara Z. Sweeney. Questions concerning this Notice should be directed to Thomas M. Selman, Senior Vice President, Corporate Financing/Investment Companies, Regulatory Policy and Oversight (RPO), at (240) 386-4623; Joseph E. Price, Vice President, Corporate Financing Department, RPO, at (240) 386-4623; Gary L. Goldsholle, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel (OGC), RPO, at (202) 728-8104; or Lisa C. Horrigan, Assistant General Counsel, OGC, RPO, at (202) 728-8190.