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6760. Obligation To Provide Notice and Dissemination of Corporate Debt Security New Issue Reference Data

(a) Members Required to Provide Notice
(1) To facilitate trade reporting and dissemination of transactions in TRACE-Eligible Securities and to provide market participants in the Corporate Debt Security markets with reliable and timely new issue reference data to facilitate the trading and settlement of these instruments, a member that is a managing underwriter of a distribution or offering ("offering"), other than a secondary offering, of a TRACE-Eligible Security must obtain information and provide notice to FINRA Operations as set forth in this Rule. If a managing underwriter is not designated, an underwriter must provide such notice. In offerings where managing underwriters and/or underwriters are not designated, the lead initial purchaser must provide such notice, and if there is no lead initial purchaser, an initial purchaser must provide such notice. If more than one person is obligated to provide notice (e.g., multiple underwriters), such persons may submit jointly a single notice containing the required information to FINRA Operations. A member that is an underwriter or a Securitizer of a Securitized Product is a managing underwriter for purposes of this Rule. A member that is required to provide notice must make a good faith determination that the security is a TRACE-Eligible Security before providing such notice.
(2) The information must be provided using the method of communication or media specified by FINRA.
(b) Information Required
(1) The notice must contain the following information: (A) the CUSIP number or if a CUSIP number is not available, a similar numeric identifier (e.g., a mortgage pool number); (B) the issuer name, or, for a Securitized Product, the names of the Securitizers; (C) the coupon rate; (D) the maturity; (E) whether Securities Act Rule 144A applies; (F) the time that the new issue is priced, and, if different, the time that the first transaction in the offering is executed; (G) a brief description of the issue (e.g., senior subordinated note, senior note); and, (H) such other information FINRA deems necessary to properly implement the reporting and dissemination of a TRACE-Eligible Security, or if any of items (B) through (H) has not been determined or a CUSIP number (or a similar numeric identifier as referenced above) is not assigned or is not available when notice must be given, such other information that FINRA deems necessary and is sufficient to identify the security accurately.
(2) For a new issue in a Corporate Debt Security, excluding bonds issued by religious organizations or for religious purposes (e.g., “church bonds”), in addition to the information required in paragraph (b)(1) of this Rule, the following information must be reported, if applicable: (A) the International Securities Identification Number (ISIN); (B) the currency; (C) the issue date; (D) the first settle date; (E) the interest accrual date; (F) the day count description; (G) the coupon frequency; (H) the first coupon payment date; (I) a Regulation S indicator; (J) the security type; (K) the bond type; (L) the first coupon period type; (M) a convertible indicator; (N) a call indicator; (O) the first call date; (P) a put indicator; (Q) the first put date; (R) the minimum increment; (S) the minimum piece/denomination; (T) the issuance amount; (U) the first call price; (V) the first put price; (W) the coupon type; (X) rating (TRACE Grade); (Y) a perpetual maturity indicator; (Z) a Payment-In-Kind indicator; (AA) first conversion date; (BB) first conversion ratio; (CC) spread; (DD) reference rate; (EE) floor; and (FF) underlying entity ticker.
(c) When Required
A notice required under this Rule must be provided to FINRA Operations prior to the execution of the first transaction of the offering, except as provided below.
(1) If an offering of a security, other than a Corporate Debt Security, is priced and commences on the same business day between 9:30:00 a.m. Eastern Time and 4:00:00 p.m. Eastern Time, a person that is required to provide notice must provide to FINRA Operations as much of the information set forth in paragraph (b)(1) that is available prior to the execution of the first transaction of the offering, which must be sufficient to identify the security accurately, and such other information that FINRA deems necessary and provide all other information required under paragraph (b)(1) within 15 minutes of the Time of Execution of the first transaction.
(2) If one or more transactions in a Collateralized Mortgage Obligation (CMO) are effected prior to the issuance of the security and are subject to Rule 6730(a)(3)(C), a member that is required to provide notice to FINRA Operations regarding such CMO must do so promptly on the date of issuance or other event that establishes the reference date that determines when a reporting period begins under Rule 6730(a)(3)(C).
(d) Dissemination of Corporate New Issue Reference Data
Information about new issues of Corporate Debt Securities collected under this Rule will be disseminated upon receipt in the form determined by FINRA.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2019-008.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2013-046 eff. June 1, 2015.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2011-012 eff. May 16, 2011.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2009-065 eff. May 16, 2011.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2011-001 eff. Jan. 4, 2011.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2009-010 eff. March 1, 2010.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Amended by SR-NASD-2004-94 eff. Oct. 1, 2004.
Amended by SR-NASD-2003-99 eff. Aug. 25, 2003.
Amended by SR-NASD-2002-174 eff. March 3, 2003.
Amended by SR-NASD-2002-46 eff. July 1, 2002.
Adopted by SR-NASD-99-65 eff. July 1, 2002.

Selected Notices: 02-76, 03-12, 03-45, 04-65, 08-57, 09-57, 10-23, 10-55, 11-20, 14-34.