Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified By Amendment No. 1 Thereto, Relating to Equity-Linked Debt Securities, 39749-39751 [E8-15639]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 133 / Thursday, July 10, 2008 / Notices 39749 of the most significant parts of such statements. appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Commission, Station Place, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants or Others 1. Purpose The purpose of this proposed rule change is to amend CBOE Rule 8.3 relating to the appointment cost for options on the CBOE Russell 2000 Volatility Index (RVX) and options on the CBOE Nasdaq 100 Volatility Index (VXN). Presently, RVX and VXN each have an appointment cost of .25. CBOE proposes to reduce the appointment cost of RVX and VXN such that they would fall within one of the six tiers according to trading volume, and be subject to the quarterly rebalancing of the tiers that CBOE conducts. It is currently anticipated that each would be placed in Tier F and have an appointment cost of .001. CBOE is proposing to lower the appointment cost in these two option classes in light of their trading volume, which CBOE does not believe justifies a weighting of .25. Also, CBOE believes it would be appropriate for these two classes to be subject to the quarterly rebalancing of the tiers. Members then could utilize the excess membership capacity to hold an appointment and quote electronically in an appropriate number of Hybrid 2.0 option classes, which promotes competition and efficiency. The Exchange neither solicited nor received comments on the proposal. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE–2008–66. 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, on official business days between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of CBOE. 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–CBOE– 2008–66 and should be submitted on or before July 31, 2008. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act and the rules and regulations under the Act applicable to a national securities exchange and, in particular, the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.5 Specifically, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) Act 6 requirements that the rules of an exchange be designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. Lowering the appointment cost for RVX and VXN options promotes competition and efficiency by allowing Market-Makers to utilize their excess membership capacity to trade other option classes. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition CBOE does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or 5 15 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Jul 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because the foregoing rule does not (i) significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, provided that the selfregulatory organization has given the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change or such shorter time as designated by the Commission,7 the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 8 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.9 At any time within 60 days of the filing of such 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 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: For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.10 Florence E. Harmon Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15635 Filed 7–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION 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 No. SR–CBOE–2008–66 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Exchange satisfied this pre-filing requirement. 8 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 9 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). PO 00000 7 The Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [Release No. 34–58087; File No. SR–CHX– 2008–11] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified By Amendment No. 1 Thereto, Relating to Equity-Linked Debt Securities July 2, 2008. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the 10 17 E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 10JYN1 39750 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 133 / Thursday, July 10, 2008 / Notices ‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on June 20, 2008, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (‘‘CHX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II below, which Items have been prepared substantially by the Exchange. On June 25, 2008, the Exchange submitted Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from interested persons and is granting accelerated approval to the proposed rule change. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 26 under Article 22 of the CHX Rules (‘‘Rule 26’’) to clarify that the trading of equity-linked debt securities (‘‘ELDS’’) is pursuant to Rule 19b–4(e) under the Act.3 The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http://www.chx.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, CHX included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item III below. CHX 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 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 1. Purpose CHX proposes to amend Rule 26 to clarify that the trading of ELDS is pursuant to Rule 19b–4(e) under the Act. Rule 26 currently provides for the trading of ELDS whether by listing or pursuant to unlisted trading privileges. This rule change would further clarify that the trading of ELDS is pursuant to Rule 19b–4(e) under the Act. Through this filing, the Exchange would change its rules to reflect this clarification. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4(e). 2 17 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Jul 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 Section 6(b) of the Act,4 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5),5 in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest, by allowing CHX to amend its rules to clarify that the listing and trading of ELDS is pursuant to Rule 19b–4(e) under the Act and to conform CHX’s rules to those of other exchanges.6 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 No written comments were either solicited or received. 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–CHX–2008–11 and should be submitted on or before July 31, 2008. III. 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: IV. Commission’s Findings and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of the Proposed Rule Change After careful consideration, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.7 In Electronic Comments particular, the Commission finds that • Use the Commission’s Internet the proposed rule change is consistent comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,8 which rules/sro.shtml); or requires that the rules of an exchange be • Send an e-mail to ruledesigned, among other things, to comments@sec.gov. Please include File prevent fraudulent and manipulative Number SR–CHX–2008–11 on the acts and practices, to promote just and subject line. equitable principles of trade, to remove impediments to and perfect the Paper Comments mechanism of a free and open market • Send paper comments in triplicate and a national market system, and, in to Secretary, Securities and Exchange general, to protect investors and the Commission, 100 F Street, NE., public interest. Washington, DC 20549–1090. The Commission finds good cause for approving this proposal before the 30th All submissions should refer to File day after the publication of notice Number SR–CHX–2008–11. This file thereof in the Federal Register . The number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the proposal seeks to clarify that the Exchange’s listing and trading of ELDS Commission process and review your under Rule 26 is subject to Rule 19b– comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will 4(e) under the Act. The Commission post all comments on the Commission’s does not believe that this clarification raises any novel regulatory issues. 4 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). Therefore, the Commission believes that U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). e.g., Chicago Board Options Exchange Rule 31.5(I); Paragraph 703.21 of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual; Nasdaq Rule 4420(g); and Philadelphia Stock Exchange Rule 803(h). PO 00000 5 15 6 See Frm 00105 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7 In approving this rule change, the Commission notes that it has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 133 / Thursday, July 10, 2008 / Notices accelerating approval of this proposal is appropriate and would ensure that the Exchange’s rules clearly reflect the standards for listing and trading of ELDS and conform CHX’s rules to those of other exchanges without delay.9 V.Conclusion It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,10 that the proposed rule change, as modified (SR– CHX–2008–11), be, and it hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.11 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–15639 Filed 7–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58095; File No. SR–FINRA– 2008–028] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc.; Notice of Filing of a Proposed Rule Change To Adopt FINRA Rule 2010 (Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade), FINRA Rule 2020 (Use of Manipulative, Deceptive or Other Fraudulent Devices), and FINRA Rule 5150 (Fairness Opinions) in the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook July 3, 2008. 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 June 13, 2008, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (‘‘FINRA’’) (f/k/a National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (‘‘NASD’’)) 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 FINRA. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change FINRA is proposing to adopt NASD Rules 2110 (Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade), 2120 9 See supra, note 6. U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 11 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 10 15 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Jul 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 (Use of Manipulative, Deceptive or Other Fraudulent Devices), and 2290 (Fairness Opinions) as FINRA rules in the consolidated FINRA rulebook without material change and to delete Incorporated NYSE Rule 401(a) (Business Conduct), Incorporated NYSE Rule 435 (Miscellaneous Prohibitions), with the exception of paragraph (5), and NYSE Rule Interpretations 401/01 and 401/02. The text of the proposed rule change is available at FINRA, the Commission’s Public Reference Room, and http://www.finra.org. II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, FINRA 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. FINRA 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 As part of the process of developing the new consolidated rulebook (‘‘Consolidated FINRA Rulebook’’),3 FINRA is proposing to adopt NASD Rules 2110, 2120, and 2290 as FINRA Rules 2010, 2020, and 5150, respectively, in the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook. The rules would be adopted without change, with the exception of renumbering the rules to reflect the new organizational structure of the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook.4 The proposed rule change would also delete Incorporated NYSE Rule 401(a) 3 The current FINRA rulebook consists of two sets of rules: (1) NASD Rules and (2) rules incorporated from NYSE (‘‘Incorporated NYSE Rules’’) (together referred to as the ‘‘Transitional Rulebook’’). The Incorporated NYSE Rules apply only to those members of FINRA that are also members of the NYSE (‘‘Dual Members’’). Dual Members also must comply with NASD Rules. For more information about the rulebook consolidation process, see FINRA Information Notice, March 12, 2008 (Rulebook Consolidation Process). 4 This proposal does not address the Interpretive Materials (‘‘IMs’’) to NASD Rule 2110, which FINRA advises will be considered in a later phase of the rulebook consolidation process. Consequently, the IMs would remain in the Transitional Rulebook. Telephone conference between Brant Brown, Associate General Counsel, FINRA, Mia Zur, Senior Special Counsel, and Linda Jeng-Braun, Attorney, Commission, on June 27, 2007. PO 00000 Frm 00106 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39751 (including two accompanying Interpretations to the rule) and certain provisions of Incorporated NYSE Rule 435 from the Transitional Rulebook. a. FINRA Rule 2010 (Standards of Commercial Honor and Principles of Trade) The proposed rule change would transfer NASD Rule 2110 into the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook as FINRA Rule 2010. Incorporated NYSE Rule 401 (including two accompanying Interpretations to the rule) would be deleted from the Transitional Rulebook. Section 15A(b)(6) of the Act requires that FINRA design its rules to ‘‘promote just and equitable principles of trade.’’5 The Act’s mandate is reflected in NASD Rule 2110, which requires that members, in the conduct of their business, observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade. This general ethical standard articulated in NASD Rule 2110 is broader and provides more flexibility than prescriptive regulations and legal requirements. NASD Rule 2110 protects investors and the securities industry from dishonest practices that are unfair to investors or hinder the functioning of a free and open market, even though those practices may not be illegal or violate a specific rule or regulation. NASD Rule 2110 has proven effective through nearly 70 years of regulatory experience. The Incorporated NYSE Rules also include general ethical rules and associated rule interpretations that correspond to NASD Rule 2110 and other provisions in the FINRA rulebook. Specifically: • Good Business Practice: Using somewhat different language than NASD Rule 2110, Incorporated NYSE Rule 401(a) requires members at all times to adhere to the principles of good business practice in the conduct of their business affairs.6 This overarching 5 15 U.S.C. 78o–3(b)(6). addition to the general good business practice requirement in Incorporated NYSE Rule 401(a), paragraph (b) of the rule requires that members maintain written policies and procedures, administered pursuant to the internal control requirements of Incorporated NYSE Rule 342.23, with respect to transmittals of funds or securities, customer changes of address, and customer changes of investment objectives. These provisions duplicate requirements under NASD Rule 3012(a)(2)(B), for which FINRA has requested comments on proposals to relocate them to the supervision rule in the Consolidated FINRA Rulebook. See Regulatory Notice 08–24 (May 2008) (Proposed Consolidated FINRA Rules Governing Supervision and Supervisory Controls) (‘‘Supervision Notice’’). 6 In E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-58087; File No. SR-CHX-2008-11]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc.; 
Notice of Filing and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of Proposed 
Rule Change, as Modified By Amendment No. 1 Thereto, Relating to 
Equity-Linked Debt Securities

July 2, 2008.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
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``Act'') \1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given that 
on June 20, 2008, the Chicago Stock Exchange, Inc. (``CHX'' or 
``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I and 
II below, which Items have been prepared substantially by the Exchange. 
On June 25, 2008, the Exchange submitted Amendment No. 1 to the 
proposed rule change. The Commission is publishing this notice to 
solicit comments on the proposed rule change, as amended, from 
interested persons and is granting accelerated approval to the proposed 
rule change.
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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 Rule 26 under Article 22 of the CHX 
Rules (``Rule 26'') to clarify that the trading of equity-linked debt 
securities (``ELDS'') is pursuant to Rule 19b-4(e) under the Act.\3\ 
The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange, the 
Commission's Public Reference Room, and http://www.chx.com.
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    \3\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(e).
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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, CHX included statements 
concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change. The 
text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in 
Item III below. CHX 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
    CHX proposes to amend Rule 26 to clarify that the trading of ELDS 
is pursuant to Rule 19b-4(e) under the Act. Rule 26 currently provides 
for the trading of ELDS whether by listing or pursuant to unlisted 
trading privileges. This rule change would further clarify that the 
trading of ELDS is pursuant to Rule 19b-4(e) under the Act. Through 
this filing, the Exchange would change its rules to reflect this 
clarification.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Act,\4\ in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5),\5\ in particular, in that it is designed 
to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to remove 
impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market and 
a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the 
public interest, by allowing CHX to amend its rules to clarify that the 
listing and trading of ELDS is pursuant to Rule 19b-4(e) under the Act 
and to conform CHX's rules to those of other exchanges.\6\
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
    \6\ See e.g., Chicago Board Options Exchange Rule 31.5(I); 
Paragraph 703.21 of the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company 
Manual; Nasdaq Rule 4420(g); and Philadelphia Stock Exchange Rule 
803(h).
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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

    No written comments were either solicited or received.

III. 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-CHX-2008-11 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-CHX-2008-11. 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-CHX-2008-11 and should be 
submitted on or before July 31, 2008.

IV. Commission's Findings and Order Granting Accelerated Approval of 
the Proposed Rule Change

    After careful consideration, the Commission finds that the proposed 
rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the 
rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities 
exchange.\7\ In particular, the Commission finds that the proposed rule 
change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\8\ which requires 
that the rules of an exchange be designed, among other things, to 
prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just 
and equitable principles of trade, 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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    \7\ In approving this rule change, the Commission notes that it 
has considered the proposed rule's impact on efficiency, 
competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).
    \8\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    The Commission finds good cause for approving this proposal before 
the 30th day after the publication of notice thereof in the Federal 
Register . The proposal seeks to clarify that the Exchange's listing 
and trading of ELDS under Rule 26 is subject to Rule 19b-4(e) under the 
Act. The Commission does not believe that this clarification raises any 
novel regulatory issues. Therefore, the Commission believes that

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accelerating approval of this proposal is appropriate and would ensure 
that the Exchange's rules clearly reflect the standards for listing and 
trading of ELDS and conform CHX's rules to those of other exchanges 
without delay.\9\
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V.Conclusion

    It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the 
Act,\10\ that the proposed rule change, as modified (SR-CHX-2008-11), 
be, and it hereby is, approved on an accelerated basis.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
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    \11\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
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