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6480. Multiple MPIDs for Quoting and Trading in OTC Equity Securities

(a) Any member that is required to obtain, or otherwise wishes to use, more than one Market Participant Symbol ("MPID") for purposes of quoting and trading OTC Equity Securities or for reporting trades to the OTC Reporting Facility must submit a written request, in the form required by FINRA, to, and obtain approval from, FINRA Market Operations for such additional MPID(s).
(b) A member that posts a quotation in an OTC Equity Security and reports to a FINRA system a trade resulting from such posted quotation must utilize the same MPID for reporting purposes.
(c) Except as set forth in paragraph (d), an OTC Reporting Facility Participant that operates an alternative trading system ("ATS"), as that term is defined in Rule 300 of SEC Regulation ATS, must obtain a single, separate MPID for each such ATS designated for exclusive use for reporting each ATS's transactions. The member must use such separate MPID to report all transactions executed within the ATS to the OTC Reporting Facility, except if the member is submitting a clearing-only, non-regulatory report pursuant to Rule 7330(h)(4). The member shall not use such separate MPID to report any transaction that is not executed within the ATS. Any member that operates multiple ATSs must obtain a separate MPID for each ATS. Members must have policies and procedures in place to ensure that trades reported with a separate MPID obtained under this paragraph are restricted to trades executed within the ATS.
(d) An ATS is permitted to use two separate MPIDs only if one MPID is used exclusively for reporting transactions to TRACE and the other MPID is used exclusively for reporting transactions to the equity trade reporting facilities (the Alternative Display Facility, the OTC Reporting Facility, the FINRA/Nasdaq TRF, or the FINRA/NYSE TRF).

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.01 FINRA considers the issuance of, and trade reporting with, multiple MPIDs to be a privilege and not a right. A member must identify the purpose(s) and system(s) for which the multiple MPIDs will be used. If FINRA determines that the use of multiple MPIDs is detrimental to the marketplace, or that a member is using one or more additional MPIDs improperly or for other than the purpose(s) identified by the member, FINRA staff retains full discretion to limit or withdraw its grant of the additional MPID(s) to such member.

Amended by SR-FINRA-2015-035 eff. Feb. 1, 2016.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2014-042 eff. Feb. 2, 2015.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2014-017 eff. Feb. 2, 2015.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2013-042 eff. Jan. 17, 2014 and Feb. 2, 2015.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2013-008 eff. Jan. 25, 2013.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2011-074 eff. Jan. 27, 2012.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2011-003 eff. Jan. 28, 2011.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2009-094 eff. Jan. 29, 2010.
Adopted by SR-FINRA-2009-051 eff. July 23, 2009.

Selected Notices: 14-07, 15-51.

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