Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Certain Modifications to the Initial Listing Standards for Index-Linked Securities, 70640-70642 [E7-23971]

Download as PDF 70640 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities, and to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 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 neither solicited nor received written comments on the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 35 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which NYSE Arca consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve such proposed rule change, or (B) institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments 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 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, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of NYSE Arca. 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–NYSEArca–2007–121 and should be submitted on or before January 2, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23972 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] 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: BILLING CODE 8011–01–P Electronic Comments Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Certain Modifications to the Initial Listing Standards for Index-Linked Securities • 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–NYSEArca–2007–121 on the subject line. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 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–NYSEArca–2007–121. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–56907; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2007–122] December 5, 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 November 28, 2007, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’), through its wholly owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca Equities’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 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 The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6), the Exchange’s listing standards for Equity Index-Linked Securities, CommodityLinked Securities, and Currency-Linked Securities (collectively, ‘‘Index-Linked Securities’’).3 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http://www.nyse.com. 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. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend one of the requirements of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(A), which sets 3 NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6) defines Equity Index-Linked Securities to be securities that provide for the payment at maturity of a cash amount based on the performance of an underlying index or indexes of equity securities (an ‘‘Equity Reference Asset’’). Commodity-Linked Securities are securities that provide for the payment at maturity of a cash amount based on the performance of one or more physical commodities or commodity futures, options or other commodity derivatives or Commodity-Based Trust Shares (as defined in NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.201), or a basket or index of any of the foregoing (a ‘‘Commodity Reference Asset’’). Currency-Linked Securities are securities that provide for the payment at maturity of a cash amount based on the performance of one or more currencies, or options or currency futures or other currency derivatives or Currency Trust Shares (as defined in NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.202), or a basket or index of any of the foregoing (a ‘‘Currency Reference Asset,’’ and together with Equity Reference Asset and Commodity Reference Asset, collectively, a ‘‘Reference Asset’’). E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES forth the listing requirements applicable to all types of Index-Linked Securities to be listed and traded on the Exchange, to provide for greater flexibility in the listing criteria for such securities. Currently, NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(A)(d) provides that the payment at maturity of a cash amount for IndexLinked Securities may or may not provide for a multiple of the positive performance of an underlying Reference Asset, and in no event will payment at maturity be based on a multiple of the negative performance of an underlying Reference Asset. The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(A)(d) to: (a) Allow the Exchange to consider for listing and trading Index-Linked Securities that provide for payment at maturity based on a multiple of the direct or inverse performance of an underlying Reference Asset; and (b) provide that in no event will a loss or negative payment at maturity be accelerated by a multiple that exceeds twice the performance of an underlying Reference Asset. The Exchange proposes these changes in order to permit the listing and trading of Index-Linked Securities that employ investment strategies similar or analogous to certain exchange-traded funds like the Short Funds and UltraShort Funds of the ProShares Trust and the Inverse Funds and Leveraged Inverse Funds of the Rydex ETF Trust, each of which trade on the Exchange pursuant to unlisted trading privileges (‘‘UTP’’) under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(3).4 The Short Funds and Inverse Funds seek daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to the inverse or opposite of the daily performance (¥100%) of the respective underlying indexes, and the Ultra Short Funds and Leveraged Inverse Funds seek daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that correspond to twice the inverse or opposite of the daily performance (¥200%) of the respective underlying indexes. The Exchange believes that these changes will allow greater flexibility in the listing and trading of Index-Linked B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 56763 (November 7, 2007), 72 FR 64103 (November 14, 2007) (SR–NYSEArca–2007–81) (approving the trading of shares of funds of the Rydex ETF Trust pursuant to UTP); 56601 (October 2, 2007), 72 FR 57625 (October 10, 2007) (SR–NYSEArca–2007–79) (approving the trading shares of eight funds of the ProShares Trust based on international equity indexes pursuant to UTP); 55125 (January 18, 2007), 72 FR 3462 (January 25, 2007) (SR–NYSEArca– 2006–87) (approving the trading of shares of 81 funds of the ProShares Trust pursuant to UTP); and 54026 (June 21, 2006), 71 FR 36850 (June 28, 2006) (SR–PCX–2005–115) (approving the trading of shares of certain other funds of the ProShares Trust pursuant to UTP). IV. Solicitation of Comments VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 Securities and offer investors additional investment options. The Exchange believes that investors will continue to be protected because the payment at maturity cannot be based on a multiple that exceeds twice the inverse performance of an underlying Reference Asset.5 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,6 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,7 in particular, in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. The Exchange believes the proposed rule change will impose no 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 states that no written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Within 35 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to which NYSE Arca consents, the Commission will: A. By order approve such proposed rule change, or B. institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. 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–NYSEArca–2007–122 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–NYSEArca–2007–122. 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 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, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. 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–NYSEArca–2007–122 and should be submitted on or before January 2, 2008. 5 See id. U.S.C. 78f(b). 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 6 15 PO 00000 Frm 00083 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70641 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 70642 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 238 / Wednesday, December 12, 2007 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.8 Florence E. Harmon, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. E7–23971 Filed 12–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 6023] Bureau of Political-Military Affairs; Statutory Debarment Under the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has imposed statutory debarment pursuant to § 127.7(c) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (‘‘ITAR’’) (22 CFR Parts 120 to 130) on persons convicted of violating or conspiring to violate Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended, (‘‘AECA’’) (22 U.S.C. 2778). DATES: Effective Date: Date of conviction as specified for each person. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Trimble, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 663–2980. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 38(g)(4) of the AECA, 22 U.S.C. 2778(g)(4), prohibits the Department of State from issuing licenses or other approvals for the export of defense articles or defense services where the applicant, or any party to the export, has been convicted of violating certain statutes, including the AECA. In implementing this provision, section 127.7 of the ITAR provides for ‘‘statutory debarment’’ of any person who has been convicted of violating or conspiring to violate the AECA. Persons subject to statutory debarment are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in the export of defense articles, including technical data, or in the furnishing of defense services for which a license or other approval is required. Statutory debarment is based solely upon conviction in a criminal proceeding, conducted by a United States Court, and as such the administrative debarment procedures outlined in Part 128 of the ITAR are not applicable. 8 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:54 Dec 11, 2007 Jkt 214001 The period for debarment will be determined by the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs based on the underlying nature of the violations, but will generally be for three years from the date of conviction. At the end of the debarment period, export privileges may be reinstated only at the request of the debarred person followed by the necessary interagency consultations, after a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding the conviction, and a finding that appropriate steps have been taken to mitigate any law enforcement concerns, as required by section 38(g)(4) of the AECA. Unless export privileges are reinstated, however, the person remains debarred. Department of State policy permits debarred persons to apply to the Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, for reinstatement beginning one year after the date of the debarment. Any decision to grant reinstatement can be made only after the statutory requirements under section 38(g)(4) of the AECA have been satisfied. Exceptions, also known as transaction exceptions, may be made to this debarment determination on a case-bycase basis at the discretion of the Assistant Secretary of State for PoliticalMilitary Affairs, after consulting with the appropriate U.S. agencies. However, such an exception would be granted only after a full review of all circumstances, paying particular attention to the following factors: Whether an exception is warranted by overriding U.S. foreign policy or national security interests; whether an exception would further law enforcement concerns that are consistent with the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States; or whether other compelling circumstances exist that are consistent with the foreign policy or national security interests of the United States, and that do not conflict with law enforcement concerns. Even if exceptions are granted, the debarment continues until subsequent reinstatement. Pursuant to section 38(g)(4) of the AECA and Section 127.7(c) of the ITAR, the following persons are statutorily debarred as of the date of their AECA conviction: (1) L&M Manufacturing Corporation, May 22, 2007, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, Case #3:04CR125; (2) Nesco NY, Inc., May 22, 2007, U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, Case #3:04CV125; PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (3) Alejandro Felix-Canez, January 13, 2006, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona, Case #CR05–00965–002– PHX–ROS; (4) Yssouf Diabate, May 9, 2007, U.S. District Court, Southern District California, Case #06CR2161–LAB; (5) Ronald W. Wiseman, November 1, 2006, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, Case #05–0152–01(JR); (6) Gustavo Gonzalez, Jr., November 3, 2006, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Case #1:06CR00529–001; (7) Carlos Ivan Deblas, February 6, 2007, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Case #1:06CR00663–001; (8) Francisco Jimenez Briceno, February 6, 2007, District Court, Southern District of Texas, Case #1:06CR00663–002; (9) Balbina Morales-Oscoy, February 21, 2007, District Court, Southern District of Texas, Case #7:06CR00776–001; (10) Pedro Martinez-Carrillo, June 21, 2007, District Court, Southern District of Texas, Case #1:07CR00039–001; (11) Lorenzo Sanchez-Castruita, January 19, 2007, District Court, Western District of Texas, Case #P–06–CR– 213 (01) RAJ; (12) Ovet Chavira, March 5, 2007, District Court, Western District of Texas, Case #4:06–CR–00220–001 RAJ; (13) Miguel Loya, May 29, 2007, District Court, Western District of Texas, Case #4:06–CR–00279–001; and (14) Jeffrey Roll, June 8, 2007, District Court, Southern District of Indiana, Case #1:07CR00014–001. As noted above, at the end of the threeyear period following the date of conviction, the above named persons remain debarred unless export privileges are reinstated. Debarred persons are generally ineligible to participate in activity regulated under the ITAR (see e.g., sections 120.1(c) and (d), and 127.11(a)). Also, under section 127.1(c) of the ITAR, any person who has knowledge that another person is subject to debarment or is otherwise ineligible may not, without disclosure to and written approval from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, participate, directly or indirectly, in any export in which such ineligible person may benefit therefrom, or have a direct or indirect interest therein. This notice is provided for purposes of making the public aware that the persons listed above are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-56907; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2007-122]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing 
of Proposed Rule Change Relating to Certain Modifications to the 
Initial Listing Standards for Index-Linked Securities

December 5, 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 November 28, 2007, NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca'' or ``Exchange''), 
through its wholly owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. (``NYSE 
Arca Equities''), 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 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).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6), 
the Exchange's listing standards for Equity Index-Linked Securities, 
Commodity-Linked Securities, and Currency-Linked Securities 
(collectively, ``Index-Linked Securities'').\3\ The text of the 
proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission's 
Public Reference Room, and http://www.nyse.com.
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    \3\ NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6) defines Equity Index-
Linked Securities to be securities that provide for the payment at 
maturity of a cash amount based on the performance of an underlying 
index or indexes of equity securities (an ``Equity Reference 
Asset''). Commodity-Linked Securities are securities that provide 
for the payment at maturity of a cash amount based on the 
performance of one or more physical commodities or commodity 
futures, options or other commodity derivatives or Commodity-Based 
Trust Shares (as defined in NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.201), or a 
basket or index of any of the foregoing (a ``Commodity Reference 
Asset''). Currency-Linked Securities are securities that provide for 
the payment at maturity of a cash amount based on the performance of 
one or more currencies, or options or currency futures or other 
currency derivatives or Currency Trust Shares (as defined in NYSE 
Arca Equities Rule 8.202), or a basket or index of any of the 
foregoing (a ``Currency Reference Asset,'' and together with Equity 
Reference Asset and Commodity Reference Asset, collectively, a 
``Reference Asset'').
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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.

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

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to amend one of the requirements of NYSE Arca 
Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(A), which sets

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forth the listing requirements applicable to all types of Index-Linked 
Securities to be listed and traded on the Exchange, to provide for 
greater flexibility in the listing criteria for such securities. 
Currently, NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(A)(d) provides that the 
payment at maturity of a cash amount for Index-Linked Securities may or 
may not provide for a multiple of the positive performance of an 
underlying Reference Asset, and in no event will payment at maturity be 
based on a multiple of the negative performance of an underlying 
Reference Asset.
    The Exchange proposes to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 
5.2(j)(6)(A)(d) to: (a) Allow the Exchange to consider for listing and 
trading Index-Linked Securities that provide for payment at maturity 
based on a multiple of the direct or inverse performance of an 
underlying Reference Asset; and (b) provide that in no event will a 
loss or negative payment at maturity be accelerated by a multiple that 
exceeds twice the performance of an underlying Reference Asset. The 
Exchange proposes these changes in order to permit the listing and 
trading of Index-Linked Securities that employ investment strategies 
similar or analogous to certain exchange-traded funds like the Short 
Funds and UltraShort Funds of the ProShares Trust and the Inverse Funds 
and Leveraged Inverse Funds of the Rydex ETF Trust, each of which trade 
on the Exchange pursuant to unlisted trading privileges (``UTP'') under 
NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(3).\4\ The Short Funds and Inverse Funds 
seek daily investment results, before fees and expenses, that 
correspond to the inverse or opposite of the daily performance (-100%) 
of the respective underlying indexes, and the Ultra Short Funds and 
Leveraged Inverse Funds seek daily investment results, before fees and 
expenses, that correspond to twice the inverse or opposite of the daily 
performance (-200%) of the respective underlying indexes.
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    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 56763 (November 7, 
2007), 72 FR 64103 (November 14, 2007) (SR-NYSEArca-2007-81) 
(approving the trading of shares of funds of the Rydex ETF Trust 
pursuant to UTP); 56601 (October 2, 2007), 72 FR 57625 (October 10, 
2007) (SR-NYSEArca-2007-79) (approving the trading shares of eight 
funds of the ProShares Trust based on international equity indexes 
pursuant to UTP); 55125 (January 18, 2007), 72 FR 3462 (January 25, 
2007) (SR-NYSEArca-2006-87) (approving the trading of shares of 81 
funds of the ProShares Trust pursuant to UTP); and 54026 (June 21, 
2006), 71 FR 36850 (June 28, 2006) (SR-PCX-2005-115) (approving the 
trading of shares of certain other funds of the ProShares Trust 
pursuant to UTP).
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    The Exchange believes that these changes will allow greater 
flexibility in the listing and trading of Index-Linked Securities and 
offer investors additional investment options. The Exchange believes 
that investors will continue to be protected because the payment at 
maturity cannot be based on a multiple that exceeds twice the inverse 
performance of an underlying Reference Asset.\5\
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2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Act,\6\ in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\7\ in particular, in that it 
is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, 
to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster 
cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in facilitating 
transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the 
mechanism of 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(b).
    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange believes the proposed rule change will impose no 
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 states that no written comments were solicited or 
received with respect to the proposed rule change.

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

    Within 35 days of the date of publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may 
designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to 
be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or (ii) as to 
which NYSE Arca consents, the Commission will:
    A. By order approve such proposed rule change, or
    B. institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule 
change should be disapproved.

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-NYSEArca-2007-122 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-NYSEArca-2007-122. 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 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, 100 F Street, 
NE, Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours 
of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for 
inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. 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-NYSEArca-2007-122 and should 
be submitted on or before January 2, 2008.


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For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant 
to delegated authority.\8\
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Florence E. Harmon,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. E7-23971 Filed 12-11-07; 8:45 am]
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