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Rule 134. Differences and Omissions-Cleared Transactions

This rule is no longer applicable effective August 17, 2009.

("QTs")

(a) When a clearing member organization submits a transaction in a listed stock or in a listed bond which it executed on the Exchange to the Exchange or to a Qualified Clearing Agency pursuant to the rules of such Exchange or Qualified Clearing Agency as a comparison item, and learns that it is uncompared, it shall resolve such comparison item on the first business day after the trade date through the facilities of the Correction System (the "System") during the time that such System is available for use.
(b) Beginning on the morning of the first business day after the trade date, it shall be the responsibility of each clearing member organization to review its file of uncompared transactions, if any, displayed on a terminal provided by the Exchange for such purpose and make any necessary additions, deletions or changes to its data no later than 12:00 PM on that same day. When a clearing member organization adds an uncompared transaction to its file, it must include the time of the execution and the badge number of its executing broker and the badge number of the contra-broker.
(c) Beginning at 12:01 PM on the first business day after the trade date (or earlier in the case of transactions effected for delivery on the business day following the day of the transaction), the clearing member organization's members that executed the uncompared transactions shall begin to resolve such uncompared transactions by comparing their records with the data displayed on the terminal by the contra-parties to the transactions.
(1) When the executing broker for the clearing member organization is a "$2" broker or a specialist, the clearing member organization shall notify the "$2" broker or the specialist of the uncompared transaction by presenting him with a copy of the details of the transaction produced by the System. Such notification shall be made no later than 1:00 PM on the first business day after the trade date. The clearing member organization shall provide the "$2" broker or the specialist with copies of all relevant Floor Reports at the same time the uncompared trade is presented.
(2) When a clearing member organization has an uncompared transaction which it submitted to comparison (but did not execute) for a non-clearing member organization, it shall notify the non-clearing member organization of the uncompared trade by presenting it with a copy of the details of the trade produced by the System.
Such notification shall be made no later than 1:00 PM on the first business day after the trade date. The member of the non-clearing member organization that executed the uncompared transaction shall begin immediately to resolve the trade. If a "$2" broker or a specialist executed the transaction on behalf of the non-clearing member, he shall be provided with copies of all relevant Floor Reports at the same time the uncompared trade is presented.
(d)
(i) No member shall be permitted to effect transactions on the Floor unless such member: (a) maintains an error account at a registered broker or dealer in his or her name, or in the name of his or her member organization; or (b) such member participates in an error account established for a group of members ( "group error account"). A member shall maintain only one error account as referenced above for the resolution of errors.
(ii) Any transaction effected on the Floor which results in a member or member organization assuming or acquiring a position in a security as a result of an error and any transaction initiated on the Floor by a member to offset a transaction made in error shall be cleared in the member's or his or her member organization's error account or group error account unless the customer accepts the error transaction, or the specialist in the security accepts the error transaction as a trade on "account of error". Any transaction initiated on the Floor by a member to offset a transaction made in error shall be evidenced by a time stamped order ticket indicating that the transaction is to cover an error.
(iii) Records as to all errors shall be maintained by the member or his or her member organization. Such records shall include the audit trail data elements prescribed in Rule 132, as well as the nature and amount of the error, the means whereby the member resolved the error with the member or member organization that cleared the error trade on the member's behalf, the aggregate amount of liability that the member has incurred and has outstanding, as of the time each such error trade entry is recorded, and such other information as the Exchange may from time to time require.
(iv) When a clearing member organization ceases to carry a member's or member organization's error account, the clearing member organization must notify the Exchange in writing immediately, but in no event later than the opening of trading on the following business day.
(v) No trading may take place in an error account that is not related to an error.

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.10 The term "registered broker or dealer" as used in this Rule shall mean any broker or dealer registered in accordance with Section 15(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
.20 An error may be resolved by the customer accepting the error transaction as executed and a member or member organization paying the customer to settle the amount of the error (a "difference check"). Detailed records of the type contained in (d)(iii) shall be maintained by the member or member organization of each transaction which resulted in a difference check of more than $500, or for which a customer refused a difference check of any amount.
.30 If the customer does not accept the erroneous transaction and the order cannot be executed on its original terms or better in the then current market, the member must issue a report from the member's or his or her member organization's error account, or with the prior approval of the specialist, from the specialist's account. Such report may be confirmed to the customer as an Exchange transaction provided there is a liquidation transaction on the Exchange in the error account.
.40 Every member not associated with a member organization, and every member associated with a member organization which derives at least 75% of its revenue from floor brokerage based on execution of orders on the Floor shall report to the Exchange error transactions in such member's or his or her member organization's account which result in a profit of more than $500 for any transaction, or for more than $3,000 in any calendar week. Such reports shall contain a detailed record of the errors and liquidating transaction.

(e)
(i) Clearing member organizations shall resolve all uncompared transactions as either OK or DK no later than 6:00 PM on the first business day after the trade date by inserting the appropriate response next to each uncompared transaction contained in the System's file; provided, however, that if the transaction is for delivery on the business day following the day of the transaction, it shall be resolved no later than 2:00 PM on such day.
(ii) In order that clearing member organizations can comply with the above requirement, "$2" brokers, specialists and non-clearing members having uncompared transactions presented to them must respond no later than 5:00 PM, except when a non-clearing member organization has re-transmitted an uncompared trade to a "$2" broker or a specialist, the non-clearing member has until 5:30 PM to respond to its clearing member organization.
(iii) The time requirements set forth in Paragraphs (b), (c) and (e) may be changed from time to time as the Exchange may determine. However, the time for resolving transactions as either OK or DK set forth in Paragraph (e)(i) shall not be extended past the time that the System is available for use on any business day.
(f)
(i) Transactions agreed upon as OK by a clearing member organization by entering the appropriate response into the System may not be subsequently DK'd by the clearing member. Transactions agreed upon as DK by a clearing member organization by entering the appropriate response into the System may not be subsequently OK'd by the clearing member.
(ii) Transactions which have been DK'd by a clearing member organization by entering the appropriate response into the System may be closed out by the questioning firm under the provisions of Rule 282 and the printed record of such response produced by the System shall constitute the notice requirement of Rule 282.
(g) For the purposes of this rule an "error" occurs as described in this subsection (g) and (h) below. When an order is executed outside of the customer instructions as entered in the electronic order tracking system of the Exchange pursuant to Rule 123(e). This includes, but is not limited to:
(i) When a held or a not held order is executed in:
(a) the wrong security; or
(b) on the wrong side of the market; or
(c) at a price outside the limit price of the order; or
(d) is over bought or over sold; or
(e) duplicates an execution.
(ii) When an error is committed in the execution of a not held order as it relates to symbol, side, or price as noted in (i) above, which causes such not held order to remain unexecuted.
(h) When: (i) there is a failure to execute a held order when market conditions permitted; or (ii) when a not held order remains unexecuted, in whole or in part, due to the order being lost or misplaced, or as a result of a system malfunction. A system malfunction is the failure of physical equipment, devices and/or programming employed by the Floor broker or otherwise provided by the Exchange and used in the execution of orders.
(i) The Floor broker must maintain a signed, time-stamped record, including supporting documentation of such error.
(j)
(i) For the types of errors referred to in (h)(ii) above, such record and supporting documents must be provided to the Exchange Division of Market Surveillance prior to the opening of the Floor on the next trade date following the error.
(ii) With respect to the errors described in (h)(ii) above, the Floor broker may execute the order in alignment with half the volume of each Exchange tape print up to the size of the order between the time that the order was entered and the time that the Floor Broker realized that the order was lost, misplaced or not executed as a result of a system malfunction. If executing half the volume of an order based on the Exchange tape print would result in more than a unit of trading, but not a multiple thereof (such as 150 shares), the customer would be entitled to the nearest full unit of shares rounded down (such as 100 shares).
(iii) If the Floor broker fails to provide sufficient documentation, (which must include, but is not limited to, the date and time of the error, the date and time the error was discovered, the size of the error, the stock in which the error occurred, the original instructions, the names of all involved parties including the client and any upstairs trader, a detailed narrative of how the error occurred, detail narrative of discussions with relevant parties, the steps taken to correct the error and the ultimate resolution of the error) prior to the next trade date following the error, the Floor broker is prohibited from relying on the provisions of (j)(ii) above.

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.10 Orders Stored in the Opening Automated Report Service

Differences and omissions with respect to transactions involving orders stored in the Opening Automated Report Service shall be resolved pursuant to the procedures set forth in Rule 115A.30.
Adopted:
April 5, 1990; effective August 6, 1990.

Amended:
February 4, 1993;
September 6, 2001 effective February 4, 2002 (NYSE-99-25);
June 5, 2007 (NYSE-2006-28);
June 14, 2007 (NYSE-2007-51).
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-036 eff. Nov. 11, 2008.

Selected Notice: 08-64.

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