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This rule is no longer applicable. NASD Rule 11000 Series has been superseded by FINRA Rule 11000 Series. Please consult the appropriate FINRA Rule.
A contract which has not been completed by the seller according to its terms may be closed by the buyer not sooner than the third business day following the date delivery was due, in accordance with the following procedure:
(a) Notice of "Buy-In"
(1) Written notice of "buy-in" shall be delivered to the seller at his office not later than 12:00 noon, his time, two business days preceding the execution of the proposed "buy-in."
(2) For purposes of this Rule written notice shall include an electronic notice through a medium that provides for an immediate return receipt capability. Such electronic media shall include but not be limited to facsimile transmission, a computerized network facility, etc.
(b) Information Contained in "Buy-in" Notice
(1) Every notice of "buy-in" shall state the date of the contract to be closed, the quantity and contract price of the securities covered by said contract, the settlement date of said contract and any other information deemed necessary to properly identify the contract to be closed. Such notice shall state further that unless delivery is effected at or before a certain specified time, which may not be prior to 11:30 a.m. local time in the community where the buyer maintains his office, the security may be "bought-in" on the date specified for the account of the seller. If the originator of a "buy-in" in a depository eligible security is a participant in a registered securities depository, the specified delivery time may not be prior to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time and the "buy-in" may not be executed prior to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time. Each "buy-in" notice shall also state the name and telephone number of the individual authorized to pursue further discussions concerning the buy-in.
(2) Notice may be redelivered immediately to another broker/dealer from whom the securities involved are due in the form of a re-transmitted notice (re-transmit). A re-transmitted notice of buy-in must be delivered to subsequent broker/dealers not later than 12 noon, recipient's local time, on the business day preceding the time and date of execution of the proposed buy-in, and the time specified for delivery may not be prior to the time specified in the original notice.
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