Notice to Members 97-50

NASD Regulation Requests Comment on Regulation of Payment and Receipt of Cash Compensation Incentives

Comment Period Expired October 15, 1997

NASD Regulation, Inc. (NASD RegulationSM) requests comment on appropriate regulation regarding the participation by members and their associated persons in arrangements for the payment and receipt of various forms of incentive-based cash compensation for the sale and distribution of investment company and variable contract securities.

Questions concerning this Request For Comment may be directed to R. Clark Hooper, Senior Vice President, Office of Disclosure and Investor Protection, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8325 and Robert J. Smith, Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, NASD Regulation, at (202) 728-8176.