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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 155 / Monday, August 11, 2008 / Notices 7. The Commission further requests comment on whether, if a commenter believes that a fee cap should be imposed, such fee cap should apply only to transactions effected by nonmembers through Linkage, or whether a fee cap should apply to member access as well. Would capping the maximum transaction fee that options exchanges charge non-members prevent or mitigate the negative consequences of unreasonably high access fees for members? 8. If a commenter believes that a fee cap should be imposed, the Commission specifically requests comment as to what level would be appropriate. For example, the Petition proposes an access fee limit of 20%, or $0.20 per contract ($0.002 per underlying share). Are there other fee cap structures that would be more appropriate for the options markets then the percentage of the minimum quoting increment model? 9. Further, the Commission requests comment as to whether such a fee cap should apply only to the best bid and offer of each exchange, or also to access to ‘‘depth of book’’ quotations. 10. The Commission requests comment as to whether the use of ‘‘maker-taker’’ pricing by options exchanges has led, or is likely to lead, to an increase in locked and crossed markets. 11. The Commission requests comment as to the impact, if any, on the use of the ‘‘maker-taker’’ pricing model on the quoted spread widths and sizes of registered options market makers in the classes subject to such pricing model. If a commenter believes that the ‘‘maker-taker’’ model has had an impact on the quality of quoted prices, the Commission requests comment as to whether there is sufficient liquidity in the classes subject to the model from market participants other than registered market makers. Would the analysis change if a similar pricing model were proposed for all options? Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES 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–2008–75 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Director & Deputy General Counsel, Citadel, to Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Commission, dated July 15, 2008 (‘‘Petition’’). VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:22 Aug 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEArca–2008–75. 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 will also 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 No. SR–NYSEArca– 2008–75 and should be submitted on or before September 2, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–18386 Filed 8–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58297; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2008–78] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change To Waive Annual Fees for Securities Transferring to NYSE Arca From NYSE Alternext U.S. August 4, 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 July 23, CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 46683 2008, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) 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 prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposal from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its rules governing NYSE Arca, LLC (also referred to as the ‘‘NYSE Arca Marketplace’’), which is the equities trading facility of NYSE Arca Equities. The Exchange proposes that securities transferring to NYSE Arca from NYSE Alternext U.S. 3 after the closing of the purchase of the American Stock Exchange LLC by NYSE Euronext (the ‘‘Merger’’) will not be charged any prorated Annual Fee for the remainder of the year in which the Merger takes place. The fee waiver in the preceding sentence will be of no further effect if the closing of the Merger does not take place by March 31, 2009. 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 self-regulatory organization 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 those 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 parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes that securities transferring to NYSE Arca from NYSE Alternext U.S. after the closing of the Merger will not be charged any prorated Annual Fee for the remainder of the year in which the Merger takes place. The fee waiver in the preceding sentence will be of no further effect if the closing of the Merger does not take place by March 31, 2009. NYSE Euronext, the ultimate parent company of the Exchange, has agreed to 16 17 1 15 PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3 After the closing of the Merger, the Amex will be renamed NYSE Alternext U.S. LLC. E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 46684 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 155 / Monday, August 11, 2008 / Notices rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES acquire the Amex pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 17, 2008. It is currently anticipated that the acquisition will be consummated during the third quarter of 2008.4 In connection with the acquisition, the Exchange anticipates that some issuers of NYSE Alternext U.S.-listed securities that qualify for listing on the Exchange may choose to transfer their listing to the Exchange. Consequently, the Exchange proposes to grant issuers transferring the listing of their securities to the Exchange from NYSE Alternext U.S. during the calendar year in which the Merger is consummated a waiver of the prorated annual listing fee that would normally be payable in connection with the first partial calendar year of listing on the Exchange. The Exchange believes this is appropriate as issuers transferring to the Exchange from NYSE Alternext U.S. will already have paid annual continued listing fees to the Amex for the calendar year in which they transfer. The proposed fee waiver will have no further effect if the Merger is not consummated by March 31, 2009. The Exchange believes this proposed fee waiver does not render the allocation of its listing fees inequitable or unfairly discriminatory, in particular because, after the Merger, NYSE Regulation, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Regulation’’) will perform listed company regulation for both the Exchange and NYSE Alternext U.S., including a substantial review of companies upon original listing. Many of the regulatory staff who currently perform initial and continued listing reviews at the Amex will become employees of NYSE Regulation at the time of the Merger and will continue to perform the same duties with respect to NYSE Alternext U.S. securities after the Merger. Securities transferring from NYSE Alternext U.S. will be subjected to the same rigorous regulatory review as any other securities with respect to which an application for listing is made to the Exchange. However, the Exchange expects that, on average, the review of securities transferring from NYSE Alternext U.S. to the Exchange will be less costly than the review of a transfer from an unaffiliated market, as the Amex listing regulatory staff that will have been absorbed by NYSE Regulation will already have performed a substantial review of any NYSE 4 The members of the Amex voted to approve the transaction on June 17, 2008. No vote of the NYSE Euronext shareholders is required. The sole remaining condition to the consummation of the transaction is the approval by the Division of Trading and Markets of certain rule filings the NYSE and Amex expect to submit in the near future. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Aug 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 Alternext U.S.-listed issuer, and NYSE Regulation will be able to rely on that prior work as a baseline in qualifying the issuer for listing on the Exchange and in conducting ongoing compliance activities with respect to any such issuer. 2. Statutory Basis The basis under the Exchange Act for this proposed rule change is the requirement under Section 6(b)(4) 5 that an exchange has rules that provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and other charges among its members and other persons using its facilities. The Exchange believes that the proposed fee waiver does not render the allocation of its listing fees inequitable or unfairly discriminatory because it is simply a recognition of the fact that issuers transferring the listing of securities from NYSE Alternext U.S. will already have paid fees to another exchange which will at that time be under the same ownership as the Exchange. The Exchange believes that the fee waiver is appropriate because the same regulatory staff will review securities on both markets and the Exchange will therefore benefit from regulatory efficiencies arising out of NYSE Regulation’s prior examination of any issuers that transfer their securities. 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 Exchange Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others Written comments on the proposed rule change were neither solicited nor received. 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 the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve such proposed rule change, or 5 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78f(b)(4). Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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 rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NYSEArca–2008–78 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–NYSEArca–2008–78. 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 such 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–2008–78 and should be submitted on or before September 2, 2008. E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 155 / Monday, August 11, 2008 / Notices For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.6 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–18387 Filed 8–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58306; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2008–82] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change in Connection With the Proposed Acquisition of The Amex Membership Corporation August 5, 2008. rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on July 31, 2008, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ 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 substantially prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange filed the proposal pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Exchange Act 3 and Rule 19b– 4(f)(6) 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. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange, a Delaware Corporation and registered national securities exchange is submitting this proposed rule change to the Commission in connection with the proposed acquisition of The Amex Membership Corporation (‘‘MC’’), a New York not-for-profit corporation that owns 100% (99% directly and 1% indirectly through a wholly owned subsidiary) of American Stock Exchange LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and registered national securities exchange (‘‘Amex’’), by NYSE Euronext, the Delaware corporation that indirectly owns 100% of the Exchange. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site 6 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). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 1 15 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 Aug 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 at http://www.nyse.com, at the Exchange’s principal office, 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 those 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 parts of such statements. A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange is submitting this proposed rule change to the Commission in connection with the proposed acquisition of MC, a New York not-for-profit corporation that owns 100% of Amex, by NYSE Euronext. The proposed acquisition will occur pursuant to the terms of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of January 17, 2008 (as it may be amended from time to time, the ‘‘Merger Agreement’’), by and among NYSE Euronext, Amsterdam Merger Sub, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext formed by NYSE Euronext in connection with the Mergers (‘‘Merger Sub’’), MC, AMC Acquisition Sub, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of MC (‘‘AMCAS’’), American Stock Exchange Holdings, Inc., a Delaware corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of MC created by MC in connection with the Mergers (‘‘Holdings’’), Amex, which is 99 percent owned by MC and 1 percent owned by AMCAS, and American Stock Exchange 2, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and a wholly owned subsidiary of Holdings formed by Holdings in connection with the Mergers (‘‘Amex Merger Sub’’). Under the terms of the Merger Agreement, MC will demutualize and NYSE Euronext will acquire the business of MC and its subsidiaries through a series of mergers (the ‘‘Mergers’’). Following the Mergers, Merger Sub, a wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Euronext and a successor to MC and AMCAS, will directly own 100% of Amex Merger Sub, which will PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46685 be the successor to Amex and a registered national securities exchange. It is intended that Amex Merger Sub will be renamed ‘‘NYSE Alternext U.S. LLC’’ (and therefore is referred to in this document as ‘‘NYSE Alternext U.S.’’). The proposed rule change will not become operative until completion of the Internal Merger (as defined below). Corporate Structure Immediately following the NYSE/ Amex Merger, NYSE Euronext will contribute 100% of the limited liability company interest of Merger Sub to NYSE Group, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Group’’) (such contribution, the ‘‘Contribution’’), causing Merger Sub to become a direct wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Group. Immediately following the Contribution, Merger Sub will merge with and into NYSE Alternext U.S., a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Merger Sub (‘‘Internal Merger’’). As a result of the Contribution and the Internal Merger, NYSE Alternext U.S. will become a direct wholly owned subsidiary of NYSE Group. Organizational Documents of NYSE Euronext Currently the NYSE Euronext organizational documents provide certain protections to the Exchange and New York Stock Exchange LLC that are designed to protect and facilitate their self-regulatory functions. In general, the organizational documents of NYSE Euronext are being amended to provide similar protections to NYSE Alternext U.S. as are currently provided to the Exchange and New York Stock Exchange LLC under those documents. In addition, in the proposed new Director Independence Policy for NYSE Euronext directors, the three-year retrospective period (‘‘look-back period’’) over which directors’ relationships with members of the Exchange and New York Stock Exchange LLC are reviewed (which following the Mergers will apply equally to NYSE Alternext U.S.) has been reduced to one year. The Exchange believes that this reduction will be beneficial in expanding NYSE Euronext’s pool of eligible director candidates with knowledge of the exchange industry, while still maintaining sufficient director independence. The amended and restated bylaws of NYSE Euronext are being amended to: • Include NYSE Alternext U.S. in the definition of ‘‘U.S. Regulated Subsidiaries,’’ which currently includes New York Stock Exchange LLC, NYSE Market, Inc., NYSE Regulation, Inc., NYSE Arca, L.L.C., the Exchange, and E:\FR\FM\11AUN1.SGM 11AUN1

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[Release No. 34-58297; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2008-78]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Filing 
of Proposed Rule Change To Waive Annual Fees for Securities 
Transferring to NYSE Arca From NYSE Alternext U.S.

August 4, 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 July 23, 2008, NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca'' or ``Exchange'') 
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 prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing 
this notice to solicit comments on the proposal from interested 
persons.
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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 its rules governing NYSE Arca, LLC 
(also referred to as the ``NYSE Arca Marketplace''), which is the 
equities trading facility of NYSE Arca Equities. The Exchange proposes 
that securities transferring to NYSE Arca from NYSE Alternext U.S. \3\ 
after the closing of the purchase of the American Stock Exchange LLC by 
NYSE Euronext (the ``Merger'') will not be charged any prorated Annual 
Fee for the remainder of the year in which the Merger takes place. The 
fee waiver in the preceding sentence will be of no further effect if 
the closing of the Merger does not take place by March 31, 2009.
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NYSE Alternext U.S. LLC.
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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 self-regulatory organization 
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 those 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 parts of such statements.

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

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes that securities transferring to NYSE Arca 
from NYSE Alternext U.S. after the closing of the Merger will not be 
charged any prorated Annual Fee for the remainder of the year in which 
the Merger takes place. The fee waiver in the preceding sentence will 
be of no further effect if the closing of the Merger does not take 
place by March 31, 2009.
    NYSE Euronext, the ultimate parent company of the Exchange, has 
agreed to

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acquire the Amex pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as 
of January 17, 2008. It is currently anticipated that the acquisition 
will be consummated during the third quarter of 2008.\4\ In connection 
with the acquisition, the Exchange anticipates that some issuers of 
NYSE Alternext U.S.-listed securities that qualify for listing on the 
Exchange may choose to transfer their listing to the Exchange. 
Consequently, the Exchange proposes to grant issuers transferring the 
listing of their securities to the Exchange from NYSE Alternext U.S. 
during the calendar year in which the Merger is consummated a waiver of 
the prorated annual listing fee that would normally be payable in 
connection with the first partial calendar year of listing on the 
Exchange. The Exchange believes this is appropriate as issuers 
transferring to the Exchange from NYSE Alternext U.S. will already have 
paid annual continued listing fees to the Amex for the calendar year in 
which they transfer. The proposed fee waiver will have no further 
effect if the Merger is not consummated by March 31, 2009.
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    \4\ The members of the Amex voted to approve the transaction on 
June 17, 2008. No vote of the NYSE Euronext shareholders is 
required. The sole remaining condition to the consummation of the 
transaction is the approval by the Division of Trading and Markets 
of certain rule filings the NYSE and Amex expect to submit in the 
near future.
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    The Exchange believes this proposed fee waiver does not render the 
allocation of its listing fees inequitable or unfairly discriminatory, 
in particular because, after the Merger, NYSE Regulation, Inc. (``NYSE 
Regulation'') will perform listed company regulation for both the 
Exchange and NYSE Alternext U.S., including a substantial review of 
companies upon original listing. Many of the regulatory staff who 
currently perform initial and continued listing reviews at the Amex 
will become employees of NYSE Regulation at the time of the Merger and 
will continue to perform the same duties with respect to NYSE Alternext 
U.S. securities after the Merger. Securities transferring from NYSE 
Alternext U.S. will be subjected to the same rigorous regulatory review 
as any other securities with respect to which an application for 
listing is made to the Exchange. However, the Exchange expects that, on 
average, the review of securities transferring from NYSE Alternext U.S. 
to the Exchange will be less costly than the review of a transfer from 
an unaffiliated market, as the Amex listing regulatory staff that will 
have been absorbed by NYSE Regulation will already have performed a 
substantial review of any NYSE Alternext U.S.-listed issuer, and NYSE 
Regulation will be able to rely on that prior work as a baseline in 
qualifying the issuer for listing on the Exchange and in conducting 
ongoing compliance activities with respect to any such issuer.
2. Statutory Basis
    The basis under the Exchange Act for this proposed rule change is 
the requirement under Section 6(b)(4) \5\ that an exchange has rules 
that provide for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees and 
other charges among its members and other persons using its facilities. 
The Exchange believes that the proposed fee waiver does not render the 
allocation of its listing fees inequitable or unfairly discriminatory 
because it is simply a recognition of the fact that issuers 
transferring the listing of securities from NYSE Alternext U.S. will 
already have paid fees to another exchange which will at that time be 
under the same ownership as the Exchange. The Exchange believes that 
the fee waiver is appropriate because the same regulatory staff will 
review securities on both markets and the Exchange will therefore 
benefit from regulatory efficiencies arising out of NYSE Regulation's 
prior examination of any issuers that transfer their securities.
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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 Exchange Act.

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

    Written comments on the proposed rule change were neither solicited 
nor received.

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 the self-regulatory organization 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-2008-78 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-NYSEArca-2008-78. 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 such 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-2008-78 and should 
be submitted on or before September 2, 2008.


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    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
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Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
[FR Doc. E8-18387 Filed 8-8-08; 8:45 am]
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