Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change by NYSE Arca, Inc. Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x) To Clarify the Permissible Order Entry Time and Eligibility of Its Primary Only Order and Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 14.3 To Establish Procedures Designed To Manage Potential Informational Advantages Resulting From the Affiliation Between the Exchange and Archipelago Securities L.L.C., 51681-51684 [E8-20467]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 172 / Thursday, September 4, 2008 / Notices 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 Section, 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 will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the self-regulatory organization. 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–NYSE– 2008–76 and should be submitted on or before September 25, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.20 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–20466 Filed 9–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58431; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2008–90] sroberts on PROD1PC77 with NOTICES Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change by NYSE Arca, Inc. Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x) To Clarify the Permissible Order Entry Time and Eligibility of Its Primary Only Order and Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 14.3 To Establish Procedures Designed To Manage Potential Informational Advantages Resulting From the Affiliation Between the Exchange and Archipelago Securities L.L.C. August 27, 2008. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on August 20, 2008, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca Equities’’ or the ‘‘Corporation’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the selfregulatory organization. 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 (i) amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x) in order to clarify the permissible order entry time and eligibility of its Primary Only Order (‘‘PO Order’’) and (ii) amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 14.3 in order to establish procedures designed to manage potential informational advantages resulting from the affiliation between the Exchange and Archipelago Securities L.L.C. ((i) and (ii) together, the ‘‘Proposed Rule Change’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site 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 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 Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose On February 13, 2008, NYSE Arca filed with the Commission a proposed rule change to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x) (the ‘‘PO Plus 20 17 2 15 1 15 3 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Sep 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78a. CFR 240.19b–4. Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51681 Proposal’’).4 NYSE Arca filed that rule change as a ‘‘non-controversial’’ proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 5 of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 6 thereunder, which rendered it effective upon filing with the Commission. On April 11, 2008, the Commission issued an order abrogating the PO Plus Proposal (the ‘‘Abrogation Order’’).7 In the Abrogation Order, the Commission noted its concern regarding (i) the potential for conflicts of interest in instances where a member firm is affiliated with an exchange to which it is routing orders and (ii) the potential for informational advantages that could place an affiliated member of an exchange at a competitive advantage ` vis-a-vis other non-affiliated members.8 NYSE Arca is submitting the Proposed Rule Change to re-propose the PO Plus Order and to propose a new NYSE Arca Equities Rule 14.3(e). The Proposed Rule Change is intended to provide additional flexibility and increased system functionality for NYSE Arca Users 9 by modifying the operability and eligibility of PO Orders, and to address the issues noted by the Commission in the Abrogation Order. a. The PO Plus Order The PO Order is a market or limit order that is routed to the primary, listing market, without sweeping the NYSE Arca book.10 PO Orders are thus a form of directed order, an order type that is commonly used by exchange members and offered by exchanges and other market centers to enable firms to discharge their obligations under Regulation NMS and other rules.11 This is an order functionality offered by the Exchange to its Users. NYSE Arca Users 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 57377 (Feb. 25, 2008), 73 FR 11177 (February 29, 2008) (SR–NYSEArca–2008–19). 5 15 U.S.C. 78s(3)(A). 6 7 CFR 240.19b–4. 7 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 57648 (April 11, 2008), 73 FR 20981 (April 17, 2008) (order abrogating NYSE Arca Rule 7.31(x)). 8 See id. 9 See NYSE Arca Equities Rule 1.1(yy) for the definition of ‘‘User.’’ Under Rule 1.1(yy), the term User means any ETP Holder or Sponsored Participant who is authorized to obtain access to the NYSE Marketplace pursuant to NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.29. PO Orders, similar to all other order types offered by the Exchange, are available only to authorized Users. 10 See NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x). 11 The Exchange believes that the proposed functionality is substantially similar to the ‘‘Directed Order’’ type currently offered by The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’), which allows Nasdaq members to enter orders to be routed to a user-designated market center other than Nasdaq, without first interacting with the Nasdaq order book. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55405 (March 6, 2007), 72 FR 11069 (March 12, 2007) (SR–NASDAQ–2007–020). E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC77 with NOTICES 51682 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 172 / Thursday, September 4, 2008 / Notices submit the PO Order to NYSE Arca. In turn, NYSE Arca passes the PO Order to Archipelago Securities L.L.C. (‘‘Arca Securities’’), its outbound order routing facility. Arca Securities routes the PO Order to the primary, listing market. It is important to note that Arca Securities accepts orders only from the Exchange (in this case NYSE Arca), which in turn only accepts orders from authorized NYSE Arca Users. Users may enter PO Orders until a cut-off time established from time to time by the Exchange. Currently, the Exchange restricts PO Orders to participation in the primary, listing market opening. In an effort to enhance order execution opportunities for its Users, the Exchange proposes to modify the PO Order type so that PO Orders may be entered at any time and to offer an order modifier for Users to designate PO Orders that are eligible for entry and execution throughout the trading day. Under the Proposed Rule Change, a PO Order may be entered at any time 12 and will be immediately routed to the primary, listing market for execution. If the order is not immediate-or-cancel, the order is not returned to the NYSE Arca book; rather it remains at the venue to which it is routed, until executed or cancelled that day. In instances where a symbol is halted, the PO Order will remain at the primary, listing market until it is cancelled or the symbol is re-opened. PO Orders eligible for participation in the primary, listing market’s opening must be entered before 6:28 a.m. (Pacific Time). A PO Order entered for participation in the primary, listing market re-opening after a trading halt must be entered after trading was halted and before the Re-Opening Time. Otherwise, PO Orders eligible for participation in the primary, listing market at all other times must be marked with the modifier ‘‘PO+’’. The proposed changes to the PO Order type will provide additional flexibility and functionality to the Exchange’s system and its Users that wish to use the system to comply with their obligations to avoid trading through any Protected Quotation within the meaning of Rule 600(b)(58) of Regulation NMS.13 PO Orders may be designated as intermarket sweep orders thereby permitting the executing party to execute at the primary, listing market without checking away market centers for any protected bid or offer (as defined in Rule 600(b) of Regulation NMS under the Act). Of course, a broker-dealer that 12 Users would be able to enter PO Orders into the system for execution during any of the Exchange’s trading sessions (Opening, Core and Late Sessions). 13 17 CFR 242.600(b)(58). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Sep 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 designates an order as an intermarket sweep order has the responsibility of complying with Rules 610 and 611 of Regulation NMS. b. Order Routing and Existing NYSE Arca Rules In its Order approving the merger of the Archipelago Exchange (‘‘ArcaEx’’) with the Pacific Exchange (the ‘‘PCX’’),14 the Commission permitted ArcaEx’s holding company, Archipelago Holdings, Inc. (‘‘Archipelago’’), to own and operate Arca Securities, in its capacity as a facility of the PCX that routes orders from ArcaEx to other market centers.15 The Exchange believes that this approval remains in effect insofar as Arca Securities acts in the capacity of a facility of NYSE Arca for the routing of orders from NYSE Arca to other market centers, subject to the applicable conditions.16 In its Order granting this approval, the Commission also recognized the distinction between Arca Securities’ role as a broker-dealer performing the DOT function and Arca’s role as an Exchange facility in connection with outbound routing: Archipelago Securities also provides the DOT function in addition to its Outbound Router function * * * PCX requests * * * an exception for Archipelago Securities to permit Archipelago to continue to own all of its ownership interest in and operate the DOT function of Archipelago Securities on a pilot basis until the earlier of (1) a period of 60 days following the closing of the Merger, and (2) the closing date of the proposed merger of Archipelago and the NYSE * * * (Emphasis added.) 17 Significantly, although Arca Securities was required to discontinue its operation of the DOT function in connection with the Archipelago/New York Stock Exchange (‘‘NYSE’’) merger, no restrictions other than those previously described above were requested or imposed by the Commission with respect to Arca 14 Following the ArcaEx-PCX merger, Archipelago merged with the NYSE and the PCX was later renamed NYSE Arca. 15 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 52497 (September 22, 2005), 70 FR 56949 (September 29, 2005) (order approving SR–PCX–2005–90). The Commission’s approval was subject to several conditions and undertakings, specifically that: (1) Arca Securities would continue to operate and be regulated as a facility of the PCX, (2) the scope of the exception would be limited to outbound routing, (3) the primary regulatory responsibility for Arca Securities would lie with an unaffiliated SRO and (4) the continued use of Arca Securities for outbound routing would remain optional for other PCX members. With respect to routing of PO Orders by Arca Securities, NYSE Arca believes that these conditions and undertakings continue to be fulfilled. 16 Id. 17 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Securities’ continuing role as an outbound router for the Exchange. Accordingly, NYSE Arca does not believe that outbound routing of PO Orders by Arca Securities to the NYSE, as an approved facility of the Exchange, is inconsistent with existing NYSE Arca rules.18 Arca Securities performs a similar outbound routing function on behalf of the NYSE. On April 5, 2007, in a notice of immediate effectiveness, the Commission published the NYSE’s rule change that established Arca Securities as a facility of the NYSE for purposes of routing orders to away market centers for execution in compliance with NYSE Rules and Regulation NMS.19 Pursuant to NYSE Rule 17, Arca Securities receives its routing instructions from the NYSE and reports any such executions back to the NYSE.20 Arca Securities has no discretion and cannot change the terms of an order or the routing instructions.21 Moreover, each type of order is subject to the same principles governing the NYSE’s authority to route orders to away market centers, namely: Use of Arca Securities for outbound routing is only available to—and is optional for—NYSE Members, the primary regulatory responsibility for Arca Securities lies with an unaffiliated SRO, and, as clarified herein, appropriate procedures are in place to manage any conflicts of interest or potential information advantages. In this capacity as a facility of the NYSE, Arca Securities receives the routing instructions from the NYSE and routes the orders to various away market centers, including NYSE Arca, for execution. c. Record Keeping As mentioned above, in the Abrogation Order, the Commission noted the potential for conflicts of interest in instances where a member firm is affiliated with an exchange to which it is routing orders. 18 For purposes of routing in general and this proposal in particular, the Exchange believes that there is no functional difference between routing orders that previously scraped the NYSE Arca book and routing the PO Order, which does not. Each type of order is subject to the same principles governing the Exchange’s authority to route orders to away market centers, namely: Use of Arca Securities for outbound routing is optional for NYSE Arca Users, the primary regulatory responsibility for Arca Securities lies with an unaffiliated SRO, and, as clarified herein, appropriate procedures are in place to manage any potential conflicts of interest or potential information advantages. 19 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55590 (April 5, 2007), 72 FR 18707 (April 13, 2007) (notice of immediate effectiveness of SR–NYSE–2007–29). 20 See NYSE Rule 17(b)(1). 21 Id. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 sroberts on PROD1PC77 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 172 / Thursday, September 4, 2008 / Notices In order to manage these concerns, with respect to orders routed to NYSE Arca by Arca Securities in its capacity as a facility of the NYSE, the Exchange notes that Arca Securities is subject to independent oversight and enforcement by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (‘‘FINRA’’), an unaffiliated self-regulatory organization (‘‘SRO’’) that is Arca Securities’ designated examining authority. In this capacity, FINRA is responsible for examining Arca Securities with respect to its books and records and capital obligations, and shares with NYSE Regulation, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Regulation’’) the responsibility for reviewing Arca Securities’ compliance with intermarket trading rules such as SEC Regulation NMS. In addition, through an agreement between FINRA and NYSE Arca pursuant to the provisions of Rule 17d–2 under the Act,22 FINRA’s staff reviews for Arca Securities’ compliance with other NYSE Arca rules through FINRA’s examination program. NYSE Regulation monitors Arca Securities for compliance with NYSE Arca trading rules, subject, of course, to SEC oversight of NYSE Regulation’s regulatory program. In order to alleviate any residual concerns the Commission may have regarding the potential for conflicts of interest, the Exchange notes that NYSE Regulation has agreed with the Exchange that it will collect and maintain the following information of which NYSE Regulation staff becomes aware—namely, all alerts, complaints, investigations and enforcement actions where Arca Securities (in its capacity as a facility of the NYSE, routing orders to NYSE Arca) is identified as a participant that has potentially violated NYSE Arca or applicable SEC rules—in an easily accessible manner, so as to facilitate any review conducted by the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations. NYSE Regulation has further agreed with the Exchange that it will provide a report to the Exchange’s Chief Regulatory Officer, on at least a quarterly basis, which: (i) Quantifies all alerts (of which NYSE Regulation is aware) that identify Arca Securities as a participant that has potentially violated NYSE Arca or SEC rules and (ii) quantifies the number of all investigations that identify Arca Securities as a participant that has potentially violated NYSE Arca or SEC rules.23 22 17 CFR 240.17d–2. 23 The Exchange, NYSE Regulation, and SEC staff, may agree going forward to reduce the number of applicable or relevant surveillances that form the scope of the agreed upon report. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Sep 03, 2008 Jkt 214001 d. New Policies and Procedures Finally, in the Abrogation Order, the Commission noted the potential for informational advantages that could place an affiliated member of an exchange at a competitive advantage ` vis-a-vis other non-affiliated members. In response to this concern, with respect to Arca Securities being an affiliated member of NYSE Arca, the Exchange is proposing to add new Rule 14.3(e). New Rule 14.3(e) will require the implementation of policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to prevent Arca Securities from acting on non-public information regarding NYSE Arca systems prior to the time that such information is made available generally to all NYSE Arca members performing inbound routing functions. These policies and procedures would include systems development protocols to facilitate an audit of the efficacy of these policies and procedures. Specifically, new Rule 14.3(e) shall provide as follows: The holding company owning both the Exchange and Archipelago Securities, L.L.C. shall establish and maintain procedures and internal controls reasonably designed to ensure that Archipelago Securities, L.L.C. does not develop or implement changes to its system on the basis of non-public information regarding planned changes to Exchange systems, obtained as a result of its affiliation with the Exchange until such information is available generally to similarly situated members of the Exchange in connection with the provision of inbound order routing to the Exchange. The Exchange believes these measures will effectively address the concerns identified by the Commission regarding the potential for informational advantages favoring Arca Securities vis` a-vis other non-affiliated NYSE Arca members. e. Pilot Period The Exchange proposes that the Commission authorize NYSE Arca to receive inbound routes from Arca Securities (in its capacity as a facility of NYSE, routing orders to NYSE Arca) for a pilot period of twelve months from the date of the approval of this rule filing. The Exchange believes that this pilot period is of sufficient length to permit both the Exchange and the Commission to assess the impact of the rule change described herein. 2. Statutory Basis The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) 24 of the Act, in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5),25 in 24 15 25 15 PO 00000 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 51683 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, 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 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 the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will: (A) By order approve the 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 rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NYSEArca–2008–90 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. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 51684 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 172 / Thursday, September 4, 2008 / Notices All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEArca–2008–90. 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–2008–90 and should be submitted on or before September 25, 2008. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.26 Florence E. Harmon, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. E8–20467 Filed 9–3–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–58437; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2008–77] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change To List and Trade the Barclays Middle East Equities (MSCI GCC) Non Exchange Traded Notes Due 2038 sroberts on PROD1PC77 with NOTICES August 28, 2008. CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:46 Sep 03, 2008 II. Description of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposed to list and trade shares of the Barclays Middle East Equities (MSCI GCC) Non Exchange Traded Notes Due 2038 (‘‘Notes’’), which are linked to the MSCI Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries ex-Saudi Arabia Net Total Return IndexSM (U.S. dollar) (‘‘Index’’), under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6), which includes the Exchange’s listing standards for Equity Index-Linked Securities.4 The Notes are senior unsecured debt obligations of Barclays Bank PLC (‘‘Barclays’’). The Index is comprised of all of the equity securities (each an ‘‘Index Component’’ and, collectively, the ‘‘Index Components’’) that are included in the following five individual country indices (each a ‘‘Country Index’’ and, collectively, the ‘‘Country Indices’’): (1) MSCI Bahrain IndexSM; (2) MSCI Kuwait IndexSM; (3) MSCI Oman IndexSM; (4) MSCI Qatar IndexSM; and (5) MSCI United Arab Emirates IndexSM. Each Country Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is designed to measure the market performance, including price performance and income from dividend payments, of equity securities in the country it represents. The Index and the Country Indices are calculated and maintained by MSCI, Inc. The Exchange submitted the proposed rule change because the Index does not meet all of the ‘‘generic’’ listing requirements of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6) applicable to the listing of Equity Index-Linked Securities. Specifically, the Index meets all such 1 15 I. Introduction On July 17, 2008, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE Arca’’), through its wholly owned subsidiary, NYSE 26 17 Arca Equities, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca Equities’’), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to list and trade the Barclays Middle East Equities (MSCI GCC) Non Exchange Traded Notes Due 2038. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 29, 2008.3 The Commission received no comment letters on the proposed rule change. This order approves the proposed rule change. Jkt 214001 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 58208 (July 22, 2008), 73 FR 43968. 4 Equity Index-Linked Securities are 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 (‘‘Equity Reference Asset’’). 2 17 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements except for those set forth in NYSE Arca Equities Rules 5.2(j)(6)(B)(I)(1)(b)(ii) 5 and (v).6 The Exchange represented that: (1) Except for NYSE Arca Equities Rules 5.2(j)(6)(B)(I)(1)(b)(ii) and (v), the Notes currently satisfy all of the generic listing standards under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6) applicable to Equity IndexLinked Securities; (2) the continued listing standards under NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6) applicable to Equity Index-Linked Securities shall apply to the Notes; and (3) Barclays is required to comply with Rule 10A–3 under the Act 7 for the initial and continued listing of the Notes. In addition, the Exchange represented that the Notes will comply with all other requirements applicable to Equity Index-Linked Securities including, but not limited to, requirements relating to the dissemination of key information such as the Equity Reference Asset value and Intraday Indicative Value, rules and policies governing the trading of equity securities, trading hours, trading halts, surveillance, firewalls, and Information Bulletin to ETP Holders, as set forth in prior Commission orders approving the generic listing rules applicable to the listing and trading of Index-Linked 5 NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(B)(I)(1)(b)(ii) provides that each component security of the underlying index shall have trading volume in each of the last six months of not less than 1,000,000 shares per month, except that for each of the lowest dollar weighted component securities in the index that, in the aggregate, account for no more than 10% of the dollar weight of the index, the trading volume shall be at least 500,000 shares per month in each of the last six months. The Exchange represented that as of July 17, 2008, in each of the prior six months, 87.995% of the Index had a trading volume of 1,000,000 shares, and 8.79% of the bottom 10% of the Index had a trading volume of 500,000 shares. 6 NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(B)(I)(1)(b)(v) provides that all component securities of the underlying index shall be either (A) securities (other than foreign country securities and American Depositary Receipts (‘‘ADRs’’)) that are (x) issued by an Act reporting company or by an investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which in each case is listed on a national securities exchange, and (y) an ‘‘NMS stock’’ (as defined in Rule 600 of Regulation NMS) or (B) foreign country securities or ADRs, provided that foreign country securities or foreign country securities underlying ADRs having their primary trading market outside the United States on foreign trading markets that are not members of the Intermarket Surveillance Group (‘‘ISG’’) or parties to comprehensive surveillance sharing agreements with the Exchange will not, in the aggregate, represent more than 20% of the dollar weight of the index. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 58376 (August 18, 2008), 73 FR 49726 (August 22, 2008) (SR–NYSEArca–2008–70) (approving certain amendments to NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(B)(I) and, as a result, the renumbering of NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(B)(I)(1)(b)(vi) to NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6)(B)(I)(1)(b)(v), among other subsections). 7 17 CFR 240.10A–3. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-58431; File No. SR-NYSEArca-2008-90]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule 
Change by NYSE Arca, Inc. Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x) To 
Clarify the Permissible Order Entry Time and Eligibility of Its Primary 
Only Order and Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rule 14.3 To Establish 
Procedures Designed To Manage Potential Informational Advantages 
Resulting From the Affiliation Between the Exchange and Archipelago 
Securities L.L.C.

August 27, 2008.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) \1\ of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (the ``Act'') \2\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\3\ notice is hereby 
given that, on August 20, 2008, NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca'' or the 
``Exchange'') through its wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca Equities, 
Inc. (``NYSE Arca Equities'' or the ``Corporation''), filed with the 
Securities and Exchange Commission (the ``SEC'' or ``Commission'') the 
proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which 
Items have been prepared by the self-regulatory organization. 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 (i) amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x) 
in order to clarify the permissible order entry time and eligibility of 
its Primary Only Order (``PO Order'') and (ii) amend NYSE Arca Equities 
Rule 14.3 in order to establish procedures designed to manage potential 
informational advantages resulting from the affiliation between the 
Exchange and Archipelago Securities L.L.C. ((i) and (ii) together, the 
``Proposed Rule Change''). The text of the proposed rule change is 
available on the Exchange's Web site 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 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 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    On February 13, 2008, NYSE Arca filed with the Commission a 
proposed rule change to amend NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x) (the ``PO 
Plus Proposal'').\4\ NYSE Arca filed that rule change as a ``non-
controversial'' proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 
\5\ of the Act and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \6\ thereunder, which rendered it 
effective upon filing with the Commission. On April 11, 2008, the 
Commission issued an order abrogating the PO Plus Proposal (the 
``Abrogation Order'').\7\
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    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 57377 (Feb. 25, 
2008), 73 FR 11177 (February 29, 2008) (SR-NYSEArca-2008-19).
    \5\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(3)(A).
    \6\ 7 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \7\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 57648 (April 11, 
2008), 73 FR 20981 (April 17, 2008) (order abrogating NYSE Arca Rule 
7.31(x)).
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    In the Abrogation Order, the Commission noted its concern regarding 
(i) the potential for conflicts of interest in instances where a member 
firm is affiliated with an exchange to which it is routing orders and 
(ii) the potential for informational advantages that could place an 
affiliated member of an exchange at a competitive advantage vis-
[agrave]-vis other non-affiliated members.\8\
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    NYSE Arca is submitting the Proposed Rule Change to re-propose the 
PO Plus Order and to propose a new NYSE Arca Equities Rule 14.3(e). The 
Proposed Rule Change is intended to provide additional flexibility and 
increased system functionality for NYSE Arca Users \9\ by modifying the 
operability and eligibility of PO Orders, and to address the issues 
noted by the Commission in the Abrogation Order.
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    \9\ See NYSE Arca Equities Rule 1.1(yy) for the definition of 
``User.'' Under Rule 1.1(yy), the term User means any ETP Holder or 
Sponsored Participant who is authorized to obtain access to the NYSE 
Marketplace pursuant to NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.29. PO Orders, 
similar to all other order types offered by the Exchange, are 
available only to authorized Users.
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a. The PO Plus Order
    The PO Order is a market or limit order that is routed to the 
primary, listing market, without sweeping the NYSE Arca book.\10\ PO 
Orders are thus a form of directed order, an order type that is 
commonly used by exchange members and offered by exchanges and other 
market centers to enable firms to discharge their obligations under 
Regulation NMS and other rules.\11\ This is an order functionality 
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submit the PO Order to NYSE Arca. In turn, NYSE Arca passes the PO 
Order to Archipelago Securities L.L.C. (``Arca Securities''), its 
outbound order routing facility. Arca Securities routes the PO Order to 
the primary, listing market. It is important to note that Arca 
Securities accepts orders only from the Exchange (in this case NYSE 
Arca), which in turn only accepts orders from authorized NYSE Arca 
Users.
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    \10\ See NYSE Arca Equities Rule 7.31(x).
    \11\ The Exchange believes that the proposed functionality is 
substantially similar to the ``Directed Order'' type currently 
offered by The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (``Nasdaq''), which allows 
Nasdaq members to enter orders to be routed to a user-designated 
market center other than Nasdaq, without first interacting with the 
Nasdaq order book. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55405 
(March 6, 2007), 72 FR 11069 (March 12, 2007) (SR-NASDAQ-2007-020).
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    Users may enter PO Orders until a cut-off time established from 
time to time by the Exchange. Currently, the Exchange restricts PO 
Orders to participation in the primary, listing market opening. In an 
effort to enhance order execution opportunities for its Users, the 
Exchange proposes to modify the PO Order type so that PO Orders may be 
entered at any time and to offer an order modifier for Users to 
designate PO Orders that are eligible for entry and execution 
throughout the trading day.
    Under the Proposed Rule Change, a PO Order may be entered at any 
time \12\ and will be immediately routed to the primary, listing market 
for execution. If the order is not immediate-or-cancel, the order is 
not returned to the NYSE Arca book; rather it remains at the venue to 
which it is routed, until executed or cancelled that day. In instances 
where a symbol is halted, the PO Order will remain at the primary, 
listing market until it is cancelled or the symbol is re-opened. PO 
Orders eligible for participation in the primary, listing market's 
opening must be entered before 6:28 a.m. (Pacific Time). A PO Order 
entered for participation in the primary, listing market re-opening 
after a trading halt must be entered after trading was halted and 
before the Re-Opening Time. Otherwise, PO Orders eligible for 
participation in the primary, listing market at all other times must be 
marked with the modifier ``PO+''.
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    \12\ Users would be able to enter PO Orders into the system for 
execution during any of the Exchange's trading sessions (Opening, 
Core and Late Sessions).
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    The proposed changes to the PO Order type will provide additional 
flexibility and functionality to the Exchange's system and its Users 
that wish to use the system to comply with their obligations to avoid 
trading through any Protected Quotation within the meaning of Rule 
600(b)(58) of Regulation NMS.\13\ PO Orders may be designated as 
intermarket sweep orders thereby permitting the executing party to 
execute at the primary, listing market without checking away market 
centers for any protected bid or offer (as defined in Rule 600(b) of 
Regulation NMS under the Act). Of course, a broker-dealer that 
designates an order as an intermarket sweep order has the 
responsibility of complying with Rules 610 and 611 of Regulation NMS.
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    \13\ 17 CFR 242.600(b)(58).
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b. Order Routing and Existing NYSE Arca Rules
    In its Order approving the merger of the Archipelago Exchange 
(``ArcaEx'') with the Pacific Exchange (the ``PCX''),\14\ the 
Commission permitted ArcaEx's holding company, Archipelago Holdings, 
Inc. (``Archipelago''), to own and operate Arca Securities, in its 
capacity as a facility of the PCX that routes orders from ArcaEx to 
other market centers.\15\ The Exchange believes that this approval 
remains in effect insofar as Arca Securities acts in the capacity of a 
facility of NYSE Arca for the routing of orders from NYSE Arca to other 
market centers, subject to the applicable conditions.\16\
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    \14\ Following the ArcaEx-PCX merger, Archipelago merged with 
the NYSE and the PCX was later renamed NYSE Arca.
    \15\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 52497 (September 
22, 2005), 70 FR 56949 (September 29, 2005) (order approving SR-PCX-
2005-90). The Commission's approval was subject to several 
conditions and undertakings, specifically that: (1) Arca Securities 
would continue to operate and be regulated as a facility of the PCX, 
(2) the scope of the exception would be limited to outbound routing, 
(3) the primary regulatory responsibility for Arca Securities would 
lie with an unaffiliated SRO and (4) the continued use of Arca 
Securities for outbound routing would remain optional for other PCX 
members. With respect to routing of PO Orders by Arca Securities, 
NYSE Arca believes that these conditions and undertakings continue 
to be fulfilled.
    \16\ Id.
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    In its Order granting this approval, the Commission also recognized 
the distinction between Arca Securities' role as a broker-dealer 
performing the DOT function and Arca's role as an Exchange facility in 
connection with outbound routing:

    Archipelago Securities also provides the DOT function in 
addition to its Outbound Router function * * * PCX requests * * * an 
exception for Archipelago Securities to permit Archipelago to 
continue to own all of its ownership interest in and operate the DOT 
function of Archipelago Securities on a pilot basis until the 
earlier of (1) a period of 60 days following the closing of the 
Merger, and (2) the closing date of the proposed merger of 
Archipelago and the NYSE * * * (Emphasis added.) \17\

    \17\ Id.
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    Significantly, although Arca Securities was required to discontinue 
its operation of the DOT function in connection with the Archipelago/
New York Stock Exchange (``NYSE'') merger, no restrictions other than 
those previously described above were requested or imposed by the 
Commission with respect to Arca Securities' continuing role as an 
outbound router for the Exchange. Accordingly, NYSE Arca does not 
believe that outbound routing of PO Orders by Arca Securities to the 
NYSE, as an approved facility of the Exchange, is inconsistent with 
existing NYSE Arca rules.\18\
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    \18\ For purposes of routing in general and this proposal in 
particular, the Exchange believes that there is no functional 
difference between routing orders that previously scraped the NYSE 
Arca book and routing the PO Order, which does not. Each type of 
order is subject to the same principles governing the Exchange's 
authority to route orders to away market centers, namely: Use of 
Arca Securities for outbound routing is optional for NYSE Arca 
Users, the primary regulatory responsibility for Arca Securities 
lies with an unaffiliated SRO, and, as clarified herein, appropriate 
procedures are in place to manage any potential conflicts of 
interest or potential information advantages.
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    Arca Securities performs a similar outbound routing function on 
behalf of the NYSE. On April 5, 2007, in a notice of immediate 
effectiveness, the Commission published the NYSE's rule change that 
established Arca Securities as a facility of the NYSE for purposes of 
routing orders to away market centers for execution in compliance with 
NYSE Rules and Regulation NMS.\19\ Pursuant to NYSE Rule 17, Arca 
Securities receives its routing instructions from the NYSE and reports 
any such executions back to the NYSE.\20\ Arca Securities has no 
discretion and cannot change the terms of an order or the routing 
instructions.\21\ Moreover, each type of order is subject to the same 
principles governing the NYSE's authority to route orders to away 
market centers, namely: Use of Arca Securities for outbound routing is 
only available to--and is optional for--NYSE Members, the primary 
regulatory responsibility for Arca Securities lies with an unaffiliated 
SRO, and, as clarified herein, appropriate procedures are in place to 
manage any conflicts of interest or potential information advantages. 
In this capacity as a facility of the NYSE, Arca Securities receives 
the routing instructions from the NYSE and routes the orders to various 
away market centers, including NYSE Arca, for execution.
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    \19\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 55590 (April 5, 
2007), 72 FR 18707 (April 13, 2007) (notice of immediate 
effectiveness of SR-NYSE-2007-29).
    \20\ See NYSE Rule 17(b)(1).
    \21\ Id.
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c. Record Keeping
    As mentioned above, in the Abrogation Order, the Commission noted 
the potential for conflicts of interest in instances where a member 
firm is affiliated with an exchange to which it is routing orders.

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    In order to manage these concerns, with respect to orders routed to 
NYSE Arca by Arca Securities in its capacity as a facility of the NYSE, 
the Exchange notes that Arca Securities is subject to independent 
oversight and enforcement by the Financial Industry Regulatory 
Authority (``FINRA''), an unaffiliated self-regulatory organization 
(``SRO'') that is Arca Securities' designated examining authority. In 
this capacity, FINRA is responsible for examining Arca Securities with 
respect to its books and records and capital obligations, and shares 
with NYSE Regulation, Inc. (``NYSE Regulation'') the responsibility for 
reviewing Arca Securities' compliance with intermarket trading rules 
such as SEC Regulation NMS. In addition, through an agreement between 
FINRA and NYSE Arca pursuant to the provisions of Rule 17d-2 under the 
Act,\22\ FINRA's staff reviews for Arca Securities' compliance with 
other NYSE Arca rules through FINRA's examination program. NYSE 
Regulation monitors Arca Securities for compliance with NYSE Arca 
trading rules, subject, of course, to SEC oversight of NYSE 
Regulation's regulatory program.
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    \22\ 17 CFR 240.17d-2.
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    In order to alleviate any residual concerns the Commission may have 
regarding the potential for conflicts of interest, the Exchange notes 
that NYSE Regulation has agreed with the Exchange that it will collect 
and maintain the following information of which NYSE Regulation staff 
becomes aware--namely, all alerts, complaints, investigations and 
enforcement actions where Arca Securities (in its capacity as a 
facility of the NYSE, routing orders to NYSE Arca) is identified as a 
participant that has potentially violated NYSE Arca or applicable SEC 
rules--in an easily accessible manner, so as to facilitate any review 
conducted by the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and 
Examinations. NYSE Regulation has further agreed with the Exchange that 
it will provide a report to the Exchange's Chief Regulatory Officer, on 
at least a quarterly basis, which: (i) Quantifies all alerts (of which 
NYSE Regulation is aware) that identify Arca Securities as a 
participant that has potentially violated NYSE Arca or SEC rules and 
(ii) quantifies the number of all investigations that identify Arca 
Securities as a participant that has potentially violated NYSE Arca or 
SEC rules.\23\
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    \23\ The Exchange, NYSE Regulation, and SEC staff, may agree 
going forward to reduce the number of applicable or relevant 
surveillances that form the scope of the agreed upon report.
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d. New Policies and Procedures
    Finally, in the Abrogation Order, the Commission noted the 
potential for informational advantages that could place an affiliated 
member of an exchange at a competitive advantage vis-[agrave]-vis other 
non-affiliated members.
    In response to this concern, with respect to Arca Securities being 
an affiliated member of NYSE Arca, the Exchange is proposing to add new 
Rule 14.3(e). New Rule 14.3(e) will require the implementation of 
policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to prevent Arca 
Securities from acting on non-public information regarding NYSE Arca 
systems prior to the time that such information is made available 
generally to all NYSE Arca members performing inbound routing 
functions. These policies and procedures would include systems 
development protocols to facilitate an audit of the efficacy of these 
policies and procedures.
    Specifically, new Rule 14.3(e) shall provide as follows:

    The holding company owning both the Exchange and Archipelago 
Securities, L.L.C. shall establish and maintain procedures and 
internal controls reasonably designed to ensure that Archipelago 
Securities, L.L.C. does not develop or implement changes to its 
system on the basis of non-public information regarding planned 
changes to Exchange systems, obtained as a result of its affiliation 
with the Exchange until such information is available generally to 
similarly situated members of the Exchange in connection with the 
provision of inbound order routing to the Exchange.

    The Exchange believes these measures will effectively address the 
concerns identified by the Commission regarding the potential for 
informational advantages favoring Arca Securities vis-[agrave]-vis 
other non-affiliated NYSE Arca members.
e. Pilot Period
    The Exchange proposes that the Commission authorize NYSE Arca to 
receive inbound routes from Arca Securities (in its capacity as a 
facility of NYSE, routing orders to NYSE Arca) for a pilot period of 
twelve months from the date of the approval of this rule filing. The 
Exchange believes that this pilot period is of sufficient length to 
permit both the Exchange and the Commission to assess the impact of the 
rule change described herein.
2. Statutory Basis
    The proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) \24\ of 
the Act, in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 
6(b)(5),\25\ 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, and to 
remove impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open 
market and a national market system.
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    \24\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \25\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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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 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 the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission will:
    (A) By order approve the 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-2008-90 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.


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All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEArca-2008-90. 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-2008-90 and should 
be submitted on or before September 25, 2008.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\26\

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    \26\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Florence E. Harmon,
Acting Secretary.
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