Regulatory Notice 08-64

Amendments to Incorporated NYSE Rules to Reduce Regulatory Duplication

Effective Date: November 11, 2008

Effective November 11, 2008, certain NYSE rules that have been incorporated by FINRA (Incorporated NYSE Rules) have been amended to relieve those firms that are members of both NYSE and FINRA (Dual Members) of conflicting or unnecessary regulatory burdens in the interim period before the consolidated FINRA rulebook is completed.1 The text of the Incorporated NYSE Rules, as amended, is set forth in Attachment A to this Notice.

Questions concerning this Notice should be directed to Gary L. Goldsholle, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel (OGC), at (202) 728-8104; or Erika L. Lazar, Senior Attorney, OGC, at (646) 315-8512.

1 FINRA is in the process of developing a new consolidated rulebook (Consolidated FINRA Rulebook), which, upon completion, will consist only of FINRA Rules. The current FINRA rulebook includes, in addition to FINRA Rules, (1) NASD Rules and (2) Incorporated NYSE Rules (together, the NASD Rules and Incorporated NYSE Rules are referred to as the Transitional Rulebook).While the NASD Rules generally apply to all FINRA members, the Incorporated NYSE Rules apply only to Dual Members. For more information about the rulebook consolidation process, see FINRA Information Notice 3/12/08 (Rulebook Consolidation Process).