Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to an Amendment of the International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, 30893-30894 [E7-10666]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices Commission notes that the proposed rule change is modeled on NYSE Rules 70.20 and 70.30, which previously have been subject to a public notice period.16 Amex’s proposal does not appear to raise any novel regulatory issues and will allow Amex without undue delay to define what it means for a floor broker to be physically present in a crowd and thus permitted to represent a Crowd Order in the AEMI Book. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in the furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–Amex–2007–52 on the subject line. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Amex–2007–52. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 16 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 54427 (September 12, 2006), 71 FR 54862 (September 19, 2006) (SR–NYSE–2006–58); and 55316 (February 20, 2007), 72 FR 8825 (February 27, 2007) (SR–NYSE–2007–14). VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Section. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of Amex. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–Amex–2007–52 and should be submitted on or before June 25, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.17 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–10680 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55808; File No. SR–ISE– 2007–33] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Relating to an Amendment of the International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws May 23, 2007. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on May 8, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘ISE, LLC’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule change as concerned solely with the administration of the Exchange under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(3) thereunder 4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 17 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(3). 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00151 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30893 comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change ISE, LLC is proposing to amend the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws of International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (‘‘ISE Holdings’’ or ‘‘Company’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available at ISE, LLC, on ISE, LLC’s Web site http:// www.iseoptions.com, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. ISE, LLC has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose ISE, LLC proposes to amend ISE Holdings’ Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws to remove the requirement that the President of the Company also be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Currently, the ISE Holdings Bylaws require that the President of the Company also be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.5 The Exchange believes that the proposed modification would provide the Board of Directors of ISE Holdings with the flexibility to structure management of the Company in a way that is most effective for attracting and keeping the industry’s most talented people, and in turn provide the flexibility to attract and retain the best possible management team for the Company and its stockholders. 2. Statutory Basis The basis under the Act for this proposed rule change is the requirement under Section 6(b)(1) 6 that an exchange be so organized so as to have the capacity to be able to carry out the purposes of the Act and to comply, and 5 ISE 6 15 E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM Holdings Bylaws, Section 4.1. U.S.C. 78f(g)(1). 04JNN1 30894 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices (subject to any rule or order of the Commission pursuant to Section 17(d) 7 or 19(g)(2) 8 of the Act) to enforce compliance by its members and persons associated with its members, with the provisions of the Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and the rules of the exchange. The Exchange also believes this proposed rule change furthers the objective of Section 6(b)(5) 9 that an exchange have rules that, among other things, are designed to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism for a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The proposed rule change does not impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received from Members, Participants or Others The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) 10 of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(3) thereunder because it is concerned solely with the administration of the Exchange.11 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: U.S.C. 78q(d). U.S.C. 78s(g)(2). 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(3). Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–ISE–2007–33 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE–2007–33. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commissions Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the ISE. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE–2007–33 and should be submitted on or before June 25, 2007. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–10666 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–55809; File No. SR–ISE– 2007–34] Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, LLC; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to an Amendment to the International Securities Exchange, LLC Constitution and Amended and Restated LLC Agreement May 23, 2007. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on May 8, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘ISE, LLC’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change ISE, LLC is proposing to amend its Constitution and Amended and Restated LLC Agreement. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at (http:// www.iseoptions.com), at the principal office of the Exchange, and at the Commission’s Public Reference Room. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements. 7 15 8 15 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 1 15 12 17 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00152 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2 17 E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 04JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 106 (Monday, June 4, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30893-30894]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-55808; File No. SR-ISE-2007-33]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; International Securities Exchange, 
LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule 
Change Relating to an Amendment of the International Securities 
Exchange Holdings, Inc. Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws

May 23, 2007.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that 
on May 8, 2007, the International Securities Exchange, LLC 
(``Exchange'' or ``ISE, LLC'') filed with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission (``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in 
Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been substantially 
prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated the proposed rule 
change as concerned solely with the administration of the Exchange 
under Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(3) 
thereunder \4\ which renders the proposal effective upon filing with 
the Commission. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit 
comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons.
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(3).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    ISE, LLC is proposing to amend the Certificate of Incorporation and 
Bylaws of International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (``ISE 
Holdings'' or ``Company''). The text of the proposed rule change is 
available at ISE, LLC, on ISE, LLC's Web site http://
www.iseoptions.com, and at the Commission's Public Reference Room.

II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

    In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements 
concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item IV below. ISE, LLC has prepared summaries, set forth in Sections 
A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements.

A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    ISE, LLC proposes to amend ISE Holdings' Certificate of 
Incorporation and Bylaws to remove the requirement that the President 
of the Company also be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company. 
Currently, the ISE Holdings Bylaws require that the President of the 
Company also be the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.\5\ The 
Exchange believes that the proposed modification would provide the 
Board of Directors of ISE Holdings with the flexibility to structure 
management of the Company in a way that is most effective for 
attracting and keeping the industry's most talented people, and in turn 
provide the flexibility to attract and retain the best possible 
management team for the Company and its stockholders.
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    \5\ ISE Holdings Bylaws, Section 4.1.
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2. Statutory Basis
    The basis under the Act for this proposed rule change is the 
requirement under Section 6(b)(1) \6\ that an exchange be so organized 
so as to have the capacity to be able to carry out the purposes of the 
Act and to comply, and

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(subject to any rule or order of the Commission pursuant to Section 
17(d) \7\ or 19(g)(2) \8\ of the Act) to enforce compliance by its 
members and persons associated with its members, with the provisions of 
the Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and the rules of the 
exchange. The Exchange also believes this proposed rule change furthers 
the objective of Section 6(b)(5) \9\ that an exchange have rules that, 
among other things, are designed to remove impediments to and perfect 
the mechanism for a free and open market and a national market system, 
and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(g)(1).
    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78q(d).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(g)(2).
    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The proposed rule change does not impose any burden on competition 
that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of 
the Act.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed 
Rule Change Received from Members, Participants or Others

    The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, 
comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received 
any unsolicited written comments from members or other interested 
parties.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    The foregoing proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to 
Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) \10\ of the Act and Rule 19b-4(f)(3) 
thereunder because it is concerned solely with the administration of 
the Exchange.\11\ At any time within 60 days of the filing of the 
proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(3).
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IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of 
the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form http://
www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-ISE-2007-33 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

     Send paper comments in triplicate to Nancy M. Morris, 
Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-ISE-2007-33. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To 
help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, 
please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on 
the Commissions Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). 
Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written 
statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with 
the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed 
rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those 
that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions 
of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the 
Commission's Public Reference Room. Copies of such filing also will be 
available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the 
ISE. All comments received will be posted without change; the 
Commission does not edit personal identifying information from 
submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make 
available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR-ISE-
2007-33 and should be submitted on or before June 25, 2007.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\12\
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    \12\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
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