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7003B. Aggregation of Activity of Affiliated Members

This rule is no longer applicable. NASD Rule 7003B has been superseded by FINRA Rule 7630A. Please consult the appropriate FINRA Rule.

(a) For purposes of applying any provision of the Rule 7000B Series that reflects a charge assessed, or credit provided, by the NASD/Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility, a member may request that the NASD/Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility aggregate its activity with the activity of its affiliates. A member requesting aggregation of affiliate activity shall be required to certify to NASD the affiliate status of entities whose activity it seeks to aggregate prior to receiving approval for aggregation, and shall be required to inform NASD immediately of any event that causes an entity to cease to be an affiliate. In addition, NASD reserves the right to request information to verify the affiliate status of an entity.
(b) For purposes of applying any provision of the Rule 7000B Series that reflects a charge assessed, or credit provided, by the NASD/Nasdaq Trade Reporting Facility, references to an entity (including references to a "member," a "participant," or a "Trade Reporting Facility Participant") shall be deemed to include the entity and its affiliates that have been approved for aggregation.
(c) For purposes of this Rule 7003B, the terms set forth below shall have the following meanings:
(1) An "affiliate" of a member shall mean any wholly owned subsidiary, parent, or sister of the member that is also a member.
(2) A "wholly owned subsidiary" shall mean a subsidiary of a member, 100% of whose voting stock or comparable ownership interest is owned by the member, either directly or indirectly through other wholly owned subsidiaries.
(3) A "parent" shall mean an entity that directly or indirectly owns 100% of the voting stock or comparable ownership interest of a member.
(4) A "sister" shall mean an entity, 100% of whose voting stock or comparable ownership interest is owned by a parent that also owns 100% of the voting stock or comparable ownership interest of a member.
Amended by SR-NASD-2007-051 eff. Aug. 1, 2007.
Adopted by SR-NASD-2006-090 eff. Aug. 1, 2006.

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