Regulatory Notice 08-51

SEC Approves Amendments to FINRA's Transaction Reporting Rules to Require Prompt Last Sale Reporting of Transactions in Foreign Securities

Effective Date: October 27, 2008

Effective October 27, 2008, the reporting and dissemination of over-the-counter (OTC) transactions in all OTC Equity Securities (including domestic securities, foreign securities and ADRs) will be treated consistently. Consequently, beginning on that date, member firms will be required to report transactions in foreign securities within 90 seconds of execution (unless a specific exception applies), and FINRA will disseminate last sale information regarding those transactions on a real-time basis. The text of NASD Rule 6620, as amended, is set forth in Attachment A to this Notice

Questions concerning this Notice should be directed to the Legal Section, Market Regulation, at (240) 386-5126 or the Office of General Counsel, at (202) 728-8071.