Emergency Order Pursuant to Section 12(K)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Taking Temporary Action To Respond to Market Developments, 55169-55174 [E8-22369]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 24, 2008 / Notices to implement the new emergency notification siren system in a timely manner. The Director also informed the Petitioner that the siren issues in this petition would be combined with the Petitioner’s earlier petition on the new siren system, dated September 28, 2007. The earlier petition was noticed in the Federal Register on February 25, 2008 (73 FR 10068). The Director informed the Petitioner that his issues on groundwater contamination were considered by the NRC in response to an earlier petition by the Petitioner. A Final Director’s Decision was issued on August 14, 2008, and noticed in the Federal Register on August 21, 2008 (73 FR 49495). The NRC found that the licensee was in compliance with the pertinent NRC regulatory requirements on the release of radioactive isotopes and that public health and safety have not been, nor are likely to be, adversely affected. As provided by Section 2.206, appropriate action will be taken on this petition within a reasonable time. A copy of the petition and the transcript of the conference call with the PRB can be located at Agencywide Documents Access and Management Systems Accession Nos. ML080950265 and ML082330375, respectively, and are available for inspection at the Commission’s Public Document Room, located at One White Flint North, 11555 Rockville Pike (first floor), Rockville, Maryland. Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 15th day of September 2008. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Eric J. Leeds, Director, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E8–22356 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET Draft 2008 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulations Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President. ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) requests comments on its Draft 2008 Report to Congress on the Benefits and Costs of Federal Regulation. The full Draft Report is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ omb/inforeg/regpolreports_congress.html, and is divided VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Sep 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 into four chapters. Chapter I examines the benefits and costs of major Federal regulations issued in fiscal year 2007 and summarizes the benefits and costs of major regulations issued between September 1997 and 2007. It also discusses regulatory impacts on State, local, and tribal governments, small business, wages, and economic growth. Chapter II examines trends in regulation since OMB began to compile benefit and cost estimates records in 1981. 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PO 00000 Frm 00149 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55169 Congress directed the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to prepare an annual Report to Congress on the Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations. Specifically, Section 624 of the FY 2001 Treasury and General Government Appropriations Act, also known as the ‘‘Regulatory Right-to-Know Act’’ (the Act), requires OMB to submit a report on the costs and benefits of Federal regulations together with recommendation for reform. The Act states that the report should contain estimates of the costs and benefits of regulations in the aggregate, by agency and agency program, and by major rule, as well as an analysis of impacts of Federal regulation on State, local, and tribal governments, small businesses, wages, and economic growth. The Act also states that the report should go through notice and comment and peer review. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Susan E. Dudley, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–22324 Filed 9–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3110–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 58592 ] Emergency Order Pursuant to Section 12(K)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Taking Temporary Action To Respond to Market Developments September 18, 2008. The Commission is aware of the continued potential of sudden and excessive fluctuations of securities prices and disruption in the functioning of the securities markets that could threaten fair and orderly markets. In our recent publication of an emergency order under Section 12(k) of the Exchange Act (the ‘‘Act’’),1 for example, we were concerned about the possible unnecessary or artificial price movements based on unfounded rumors regarding the stability of financial institutions and other issuers exacerbated by ‘‘naked’’ short selling. Our concerns, however, are no longer limited to just the financial institutions that were the subject of the July Emergency Order. Recent market conditions have made us concerned that short selling in the securities of a wider range of financial institutions may be 1 See Exchange Act Release No. 58166 (July 15, 2008). See also Exchange Act Release No. 58190 (July 18, 2008) (‘‘Amended July Emergency Order’’). See also Exchange Act Release No. 58572 (September 17, 2008). E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 55170 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 24, 2008 / Notices causing sudden and excessive fluctuations of the prices of such securities in such a manner so as to threaten fair and orderly markets. Given the importance of confidence in our financial markets as a whole, we have become concerned about recent sudden declines in the prices of a wide range of securities. Such price declines can give rise to questions about the underlying financial condition of an issuer, which in turn can create a crisis of confidence, without a fundamental underlying basis. This crisis of confidence can impair the liquidity and ultimate viability of an issuer, with potentially broad market consequences. Our concerns are no longer limited to the financial institutions that were the subject of the July Emergency Order. As a result of these recent developments, the Commission has concluded that there continues to exist the potential of sudden and excessive fluctuations of securities prices generally and disruption in the functioning of the securities markets that could threaten fair and orderly markets. Based on this conclusion, the Commission is exercising its powers under Section 12(k)(2) of the Act.2 Pursuant to Section 12(k)(2), in appropriate circumstances the Commission may issue summarily an order to alter, supplement, suspend, or impose requirements or restrictions with respect to matters or actions subject to regulation by the Commission if the Commission determines such an order is necessary in the public interest and for the protection of investors to maintain or restore fair and orderly securities markets. In these unusual and extraordinary circumstances, we have concluded that, to prevent substantial disruption in the securities markets, temporarily prohibiting any person from effecting a short sale in the publicly traded securities of certain financial firms, which entities are identified in Appendix A (‘‘Included Financial Firms’’), is in the public interest and for the protection of investors to maintain or restore fair and orderly securities markets. This emergency action should prevent short selling from being used to drive down the share prices of issuers even where there is no fundamental basis for a price decline other than general market conditions. It is ordered that, pursuant to our Section 12(k)(2) powers, all persons are prohibited from short selling 3 any publicly traded securities of any Included Financial Firm. Similar to the Amended July Emergency Order, we are providing a limited exception for certain bona fide market makers. We believe this narrow exception is necessary because such market makers may need to facilitate customer orders in a fast moving market without possible delays associated with complying with the requirements of this Order. It is therefore ordered that, pursuant to our Section 12(k)(2) powers, the following entities are excepted from the requirements of the Order: Registered market makers, block positioners, or other market makers obligated to quote in the over-the-counter market, in each case that are selling short a publicly traded security of an Included Financial Firm as part of bona fide market making in such security. In addition, we are providing an exception to allow short sales that occur as a result of automatic exercise or assignment of an equity option held prior to effectiveness of this Order due to expiration of the option. It is therefore ordered that, pursuant to our Section 12(k)(2) powers, the requirements of this Order shall not apply to any person that effects a short sale in any publicly traded security of any Included Financial Firm as a result of automatic exercise or assignment of an equity option held prior to effectiveness of this Order due to expiration of the option. Finally, to facilitate the expiration of options on September 20th, options market makers are excepted from the requirements of this Order until 11:59 p.m. on September 19th when selling short as part of bona fide market making and hedging activities related directly to bona fide market making in derivatives on the publicly traded securities of any Included Financial Firm. It is therefore ordered that, pursuant to our Section 12(k)(2) powers, the requirements of this Order shall not apply, until 11:59 p.m. on September 19, 2008, to any person that is a market maker that effects a short sale as part of a bona fide market making and hedging activity related directly to bona fide market making in derivatives on the publicly traded securities of any Included Financial Firm. This Order shall be effective immediately and shall terminate at 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 2, 2008, 2 This finding of an ‘‘emergency’’ is solely for purposes of Section 12(k)(2) of the Exchange Act and is not intended to have any other effect or meaning or to confer any right or impose any obligation other than set forth in this Order. 3 The definition of ‘‘short sale’’ shall be the same definition used in Rule 200(a) of Regulation SHO and the requirements for marking orders ‘‘long’’ or ‘‘short’’ shall be the same as provided in Regulation SHO. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:26 Sep 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00150 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 unless further extended by the Commission. By the Commission. J. Lynn Taylor, Assistant Secretary. Appendix A This list, prepared on a best efforts basis, includes banks, insurance companies, and securities firms identified by SICs 6000, 6011, 6020–22, 6025, 6030, 6035–36, 6111, 6140, 6144, 6200, 6210–11, 6231, 6282, 6305, 6310–11, 6320–21, 6324, 6330–31, 6350–51, 6360–61, 6712, and 6719. AAME ATLANTIC AMERICAN CORP AANB ABIGAIL ADAMS NATL BANCORP INC ABBC ABINGTON BANCORP INC PA ABCB AMERIS BANCORP ABCW ANCHOR BANCORP WISCONSIN INC ABK AMBAC FINANCIAL GROUP INC ABNJ AMERICAN BANCORP OF NJ INC ABVA ALLIANCE BANKSHARES CORP ACAP AMERICAN PHYSICIANS CAPITAL INC ACBA AMERICAN COMMUNITY BNCSHRS INC ACE ACE LTD ACFC ATLANTIC COAST FED CORP ACGL ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD NEW ADVNA ADVANTA CORP ADVNB ADVANTA CORP AEG AEGON N V AEL AMERICAN EQUITY INVT LIFE HLDG C AET AETNA INC NEW AF ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORP AFFM AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HLDGS INC AFG AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC NEW AFL A F L A C INC AGII ARGO GROUP INTL HLDGS LTD AGO ASSURED GUARANTY LTD AGP AMERIGROUP CORP AGX ARGAN INC AHD ATLAS PIPELINE HOLDINGS L P AHL ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS LTD AIB ALLIED IRISH BANKS PLC AIG AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC AINV APOLLO INVESTMENT CORP AIZ ASSURANT INC ALL ALLSTATE CORP ALLB ALLIANCE BANCORP INC PA ALNC ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORP NY AMCP AMCOMP INC NEW AMFI AMCORE FINANCIAL INC AMG AFFILIATED MANAGERS GROUP INC AMIC AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE CORP AMNB AMERICAN NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC AMP AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL INC AMPH AMERICAN PHYSICIANS SVC GROUP AMRB AMERICAN RIVER BANKSHARES AMSF AMERISAFE INC AMTD T D AMERITRADE HOLDING CORP ANAT AMERICAN NATIONAL INS CO ANNB ANNAPOLIS BANCORP INC AOC AON CORP APAB APPALACHIAN BANCSHARES INC AROW ARROW FINANCIAL CORP E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 186 / Wednesday, September 24, 2008 / Notices ASBI AMERIANA BANCORP ASFI ASTA FUNDING INC ASFN ATLANTIC SOUTHERN FINL GROUP INC ASRV AMERISERV FINANCIAL INC ATBC ATLANTIC BANCGROUP INC ATLO AMES NATL CORP AUBN AUBURN NATIONAL BANCORP AWBC AMERICAN WEST BANCORPORATION AWH ALLIED WORLD ASSUR CO HLDGS LTD AXA A X A UAP AXG ATLAS ACQUISITION HOLDINGS CORP AXS AXIS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD BAC BANK OF AMERICA CORP BANF BANCFIRST CORP BANR BANNER CORP BARI BANCORP RHODE ISLAND INC BAYN BAY NATIONAL CORP BBNK BRIDGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS BBT B B & T CORP BBX BANKATLANTIC BANCORP INC BCA CORPBANCA BCAR BANK OF THE CAROLINAS CORP BCBP B C B BANCORP INC BCP BROOKE CAPITAL CORP BCS BARCLAYS PLC BCSB B C S B BANCORP INC BDGE BRIDGE BANCORP INC BEN FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC BERK BERKSHIRE BANCORP INC DEL BFF B F C FINANCIAL CORP BFIN BANKFINACIAL CORP BFNB BEACH FIRST NATL BANCSHARES INC BHB BAR HARBOR BANKSHARES BHBC BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP INC BHLB BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP INC BK BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP BKBK BRITTON & KOONTZ CAPITAL CORP BKMU BANK MUTUAL CORP NEW BKOR OAK RIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC BKSC BANK SOUTH CAROLINA CORP BKUNA BANKUNITED FINANCIAL CORP BLX BANCO LATINOAMERICANO DE EXP SA BMRC BANK OF MARIN BANCORP BMTC BRYN MAWR BANK CORP BNCL BENEFICIAL MUTUAL BANCORP INC BNCN B N C BANCORP BNS BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA BNV BEVERLY NATIONAL CORP BOCH BANK OF COMMERCE HOLDINGS BOFI B OF I HOLDING INC BOFL BANK OF FLORIDA CORP NAPLES BOH BANK OF HAWAII CORP BOKF B O K FINANCIAL CORP BOMK BANK MCKENNEY VA BOVA BANK OF 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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 [Release No. 58592 ]


Emergency Order Pursuant to Section 12(K)(2) of the Securities 
Exchange Act of 1934 Taking Temporary Action To Respond to Market 
Developments

September 18, 2008.
    The Commission is aware of the continued potential of sudden and 
excessive fluctuations of securities prices and disruption in the 
functioning of the securities markets that could threaten fair and 
orderly markets. In our recent publication of an emergency order under 
Section 12(k) of the Exchange Act (the ``Act''),\1\ for example, we 
were concerned about the possible unnecessary or artificial price 
movements based on unfounded rumors regarding the stability of 
financial institutions and other issuers exacerbated by ``naked'' short 
selling. Our concerns, however, are no longer limited to just the 
financial institutions that were the subject of the July Emergency 
Order. Recent market conditions have made us concerned that short 
selling in the securities of a wider range of financial institutions 
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causing sudden and excessive fluctuations of the prices of such 
securities in such a manner so as to threaten fair and orderly markets.
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    \1\ See Exchange Act Release No. 58166 (July 15, 2008). See also 
Exchange Act Release No. 58190 (July 18, 2008) (``Amended July 
Emergency Order''). See also Exchange Act Release No. 58572 
(September 17, 2008).
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    Given the importance of confidence in our financial markets as a 
whole, we have become concerned about recent sudden declines in the 
prices of a wide range of securities. Such price declines can give rise 
to questions about the underlying financial condition of an issuer, 
which in turn can create a crisis of confidence, without a fundamental 
underlying basis. This crisis of confidence can impair the liquidity 
and ultimate viability of an issuer, with potentially broad market 
consequences. Our concerns are no longer limited to the financial 
institutions that were the subject of the July Emergency Order.
    As a result of these recent developments, the Commission has 
concluded that there continues to exist the potential of sudden and 
excessive fluctuations of securities prices generally and disruption in 
the functioning of the securities markets that could threaten fair and 
orderly markets. Based on this conclusion, the Commission is exercising 
its powers under Section 12(k)(2) of the Act.\2\ Pursuant to Section 
12(k)(2), in appropriate circumstances the Commission may issue 
summarily an order to alter, supplement, suspend, or impose 
requirements or restrictions with respect to matters or actions subject 
to regulation by the Commission if the Commission determines such an 
order is necessary in the public interest and for the protection of 
investors to maintain or restore fair and orderly securities markets.
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    \2\ This finding of an ``emergency'' is solely for purposes of 
Section 12(k)(2) of the Exchange Act and is not intended to have any 
other effect or meaning or to confer any right or impose any 
obligation other than set forth in this Order.
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    In these unusual and extraordinary circumstances, we have concluded 
that, to prevent substantial disruption in the securities markets, 
temporarily prohibiting any person from effecting a short sale in the 
publicly traded securities of certain financial firms, which entities 
are identified in Appendix A (``Included Financial Firms''), is in the 
public interest and for the protection of investors to maintain or 
restore fair and orderly securities markets.
    This emergency action should prevent short selling from being used 
to drive down the share prices of issuers even where there is no 
fundamental basis for a price decline other than general market 
conditions.
    It is ordered that, pursuant to our Section 12(k)(2) powers, all 
persons are prohibited from short selling \3\ any publicly traded 
securities of any Included Financial Firm.
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    \3\ The definition of ``short sale'' shall be the same 
definition used in Rule 200(a) of Regulation SHO and the 
requirements for marking orders ``long'' or ``short'' shall be the 
same as provided in Regulation SHO.
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    Similar to the Amended July Emergency Order, we are providing a 
limited exception for certain bona fide market makers. We believe this 
narrow exception is necessary because such market makers may need to 
facilitate customer orders in a fast moving market without possible 
delays associated with complying with the requirements of this Order.
    It is therefore ordered that, pursuant to our Section 12(k)(2) 
powers, the following entities are excepted from the requirements of 
the Order: Registered market makers, block positioners, or other market 
makers obligated to quote in the over-the-counter market, in each case 
that are selling short a publicly traded security of an Included 
Financial Firm as part of bona fide market making in such security.
    In addition, we are providing an exception to allow short sales 
that occur as a result of automatic exercise or assignment of an equity 
option held prior to effectiveness of this Order due to expiration of 
the option.
    It is therefore ordered that, pursuant to our Section 12(k)(2) 
powers, the requirements of this Order shall not apply to any person 
that effects a short sale in any publicly traded security of any 
Included Financial Firm as a result of automatic exercise or assignment 
of an equity option held prior to effectiveness of this Order due to 
expiration of the option.
    Finally, to facilitate the expiration of options on September 20th, 
options market makers are excepted from the requirements of this Order 
until 11:59 p.m. on September 19th when selling short as part of bona 
fide market making and hedging activities related directly to bona fide 
market making in derivatives on the publicly traded securities of any 
Included Financial Firm.
    It is therefore ordered that, pursuant to our Section 12(k)(2) 
powers, the requirements of this Order shall not apply, until 11:59 
p.m. on September 19, 2008, to any person that is a market maker that 
effects a short sale as part of a bona fide market making and hedging 
activity related directly to bona fide market making in derivatives on 
the publicly traded securities of any Included Financial Firm.
    This Order shall be effective immediately and shall terminate at 
11:59 p.m. EDT on October 2, 2008, unless further extended by the 
Commission.

    By the Commission.
J. Lynn Taylor,
Assistant Secretary.

Appendix A

    This list, prepared on a best efforts basis, includes banks, 
insurance companies, and securities firms identified by SICs 6000, 
6011, 6020-22, 6025, 6030, 6035-36, 6111, 6140, 6144, 6200, 6210-11, 
6231, 6282, 6305, 6310-11, 6320-21, 6324, 6330-31, 6350-51, 6360-61, 
6712, and 6719.

AAME ATLANTIC AMERICAN CORP
AANB ABIGAIL ADAMS NATL BANCORP INC
ABBC ABINGTON BANCORP INC PA
ABCB AMERIS BANCORP
ABCW ANCHOR BANCORP WISCONSIN INC
ABK AMBAC FINANCIAL GROUP INC
ABNJ AMERICAN BANCORP OF NJ INC
ABVA ALLIANCE BANKSHARES CORP
ACAP AMERICAN PHYSICIANS CAPITAL INC
ACBA AMERICAN COMMUNITY BNCSHRS INC
ACE ACE LTD
ACFC ATLANTIC COAST FED CORP
ACGL ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD NEW
ADVNA ADVANTA CORP
ADVNB ADVANTA CORP
AEG AEGON N V
AEL AMERICAN EQUITY INVT LIFE HLDG C
AET AETNA INC NEW
AF ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORP
AFFM AFFIRMATIVE INSURANCE HLDGS INC
AFG AMERICAN FINANCIAL GROUP INC NEW
AFL A F L A C INC
AGII ARGO GROUP INTL HLDGS LTD
AGO ASSURED GUARANTY LTD
AGP AMERIGROUP CORP
AGX ARGAN INC
AHD ATLAS PIPELINE HOLDINGS L P
AHL ASPEN INSURANCE HOLDINGS LTD
AIB ALLIED IRISH BANKS PLC
AIG AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC
AINV APOLLO INVESTMENT CORP
AIZ ASSURANT INC
ALL ALLSTATE CORP
ALLB ALLIANCE BANCORP INC PA
ALNC ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORP NY
AMCP AMCOMP INC NEW
AMFI AMCORE FINANCIAL INC
AMG AFFILIATED MANAGERS GROUP INC
AMIC AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE CORP
AMNB AMERICAN NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC
AMP AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL INC
AMPH AMERICAN PHYSICIANS SVC GROUP
AMRB AMERICAN RIVER BANKSHARES
AMSF AMERISAFE INC
AMTD T D AMERITRADE HOLDING CORP
ANAT AMERICAN NATIONAL INS CO
ANNB ANNAPOLIS BANCORP INC
AOC AON CORP
APAB APPALACHIAN BANCSHARES INC
AROW ARROW FINANCIAL CORP

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ASBI AMERIANA BANCORP
ASFI ASTA FUNDING INC
ASFN ATLANTIC SOUTHERN FINL GROUP INC
ASRV AMERISERV FINANCIAL INC
ATBC ATLANTIC BANCGROUP INC
ATLO AMES NATL CORP
AUBN AUBURN NATIONAL BANCORP
AWBC AMERICAN WEST BANCORPORATION
AWH ALLIED WORLD ASSUR CO HLDGS LTD
AXA A X A UAP
AXG ATLAS ACQUISITION HOLDINGS CORP
AXS AXIS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD
BAC BANK OF AMERICA CORP
BANF BANCFIRST CORP
BANR BANNER CORP
BARI BANCORP RHODE ISLAND INC
BAYN BAY NATIONAL CORP
BBNK BRIDGE CAPITAL HOLDINGS
BBT B B & T CORP
BBX BANKATLANTIC BANCORP INC
BCA CORPBANCA
BCAR BANK OF THE CAROLINAS CORP
BCBP B C B BANCORP INC
BCP BROOKE CAPITAL CORP
BCS BARCLAYS PLC
BCSB B C S B BANCORP INC
BDGE BRIDGE BANCORP INC
BEN FRANKLIN RESOURCES INC
BERK BERKSHIRE BANCORP INC DEL
BFF B F C FINANCIAL CORP
BFIN BANKFINACIAL CORP
BFNB BEACH FIRST NATL BANCSHARES INC
BHB BAR HARBOR BANKSHARES
BHBC BEVERLY HILLS BANCORP INC
BHLB BERKSHIRE HILLS BANCORP INC
BK BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP
BKBK BRITTON & KOONTZ CAPITAL CORP
BKMU BANK MUTUAL CORP NEW
BKOR OAK RIDGE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
BKSC BANK SOUTH CAROLINA CORP
BKUNA BANKUNITED FINANCIAL CORP
BLX BANCO LATINOAMERICANO DE EXP SA
BMRC BANK OF MARIN BANCORP
BMTC BRYN MAWR BANK CORP
BNCL BENEFICIAL MUTUAL BANCORP INC
BNCN B N C BANCORP
BNS BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA
BNV BEVERLY NATIONAL CORP
BOCH BANK OF COMMERCE HOLDINGS
BOFI B OF I HOLDING INC
BOFL BANK OF FLORIDA CORP NAPLES
BOH BANK OF HAWAII CORP
BOKF B O K FINANCIAL CORP
BOMK BANK MCKENNEY VA
BOVA BANK OF VIRGINIA
BPFH BOSTON PRIVATE FINL HLDS INC
BPSG BROADPOINT SECURITIES GROUP INC
BRK BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC DEL
BRK BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC DEL
BRKL BROOKLINE BANCORP INC
BSRR SIERRA BANCORP
BTFG BANCTRUST FINANCIAL GROUP INC
BUSE FIRST BUSEY CORP
BWINA BALDWIN & LYONS INC
BWINB BALDWIN & LYONS INC
BX BLACKSTONE GROUP L P
BXS BANCORPSOUTH INC
BYFC BROADWAY FINANCIAL CORP DEL
C CITIGROUP INC
CAC CAMDEN NATIONAL CORP
CACB CASCADE BANCORP
CADE CADENCE FINANCIAL CORP
CAFI CAMCO FINANCIAL CORP
CAPB CAPITALSOUTH BANCORP
CAPE CAPE FEAR BANK CORP
CART CAROLINA TRUST BANK
CARV CARVER BANCORP INC
CASB CASCADE FINANCIAL CORP
CASH META FINANCIAL GROUP INC
CATY CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP
CB CHUBB CORP
CBAN COLONY BANKCORP INC
CBBO COLUMBIA BANCORP ORE
CBC CAPITOL BANCORP LTD
CBIN COMMUNITY BANK SHRS INDIANA INC
CBKN CAPITAL BANK CORP NEW
CBNK CHICOPEE BANCORP INC
CBON COMMUNITY BANCORP
CBU COMMUNITY BANK SYSTEM INC
CCBD COMMUNITY CENTRAL BANK CORP
CCBG CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP
CCBP COMM BANCORP INC
CCFH C C F HOLDING COMPANY
CCNE C N B FINANCIAL CORP PA
CCOW CAPITAL CORP OF THE WEST
CEBK CENTRAL BANCORP INC
CFBK CENTRAL FEDERAL CORP
CFFC COMMUNITY FINANCIAL CORP
CFFI C & F FINANCIAL CORP
CFFN CAPITOL FEDERAL FINANCIAL
CFNL CARDINAL FINANCIAL CORP
CFR CULLEN FROST BANKERS INC
CHCO CITY HOLDING CO
CHEV CHEVIOT FINANCIAL CORP
CHFC CHEMICAL FINANCIAL CORP
CI C I G N A CORP
CIA CITIZENS INC
CINF CINCINNATI FINANCIAL CORP
CITZ C F S BANCORP INC
CIZN CITIZENS HOLDING CO
CJBK CENTRAL JERSEY BANCORP
CLBH CAROLINA BANK HOLDINGS INC
CLFC CENTER FINANCIAL CORP
CLMS CALAMOS ASSET MANAGEMENT INC
CMA COMERICA INC
CME C M E GROUP INC
CMFB COMMERCEFIRST BANCORP INC
CMGI C M G I INC
CMSB C M S BANCORP INC
CNA C N A FINANCIAL CORP
CNAF COMMERCIAL NATIONAL FINL CORP
CNB COLONIAL BANCGROUP INC
CNBC CENTER BANCORP INC
CNBKA CENTURY BANCORP INC
CNC CENTENE CORP DEL
CNLA COMMUNITY NATL BANK LAKEWAY AREA
CNO CONSECO INC
CNS COHEN & STEERS INC
COBH PENNSYLVANIA COMMERCE BANCORP IN
COBZ COBIZ FINANCIAL INC
COLB COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM INC
COOP COOPERATIVE BANCSHARES INC
CORS CORUS BANKSHARES INC
COWN COWEN GROUP INC
CPBC COMMUNITY PARTNERS BANCORP
CPBK COMMUNITY CAPITAL CORP
CPF CENTRAL PACIFIC FINANCIAL CORP
CPHL CASTLEPOINT HOLDINGS LTD
CRBC CITIZENS REPUBLIC BANCORP INC
CRFN CRESCENT FINANCIAL CORP
CRMH C R M HOLDINGS LTD
CRRB CARROLLTON BANCORP
CRVL CORVEL CORP
CSBC CITIZENS SOUTH BANKING CORP DEL
CSBK CLIFTON SAVINGS BANCORP INC
CSFL CENTERSTATE BANKS OF FLORIDA INC
CSHB COMMUNITY SHORES BANK CORP
CSNT CRESCENT BANKING CO
CTBC CONNECTICUT BANK & TRUST CO
CTBI COMMUNITY TRUST BANCORP INC
CTBK CITYBANK LYNNWOOD WASHINGTON
CTZN CITIZENS FIRST BANCORP INC
CVBF C V B FINANCIAL CORP
CVBK CENTRAL VIRGINIA BANKSHARES INC
CVCY CENTRAL VALLEY COMM BANCORP
CVH COVENTRY HEALTH CARE INC
CVLL COMMUNITY VALLEY BANCORP
CVLY CODORUS VALLEY BANCORP INC
CWBC COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES
CWBS COMMONWEALTH BANKSHARES INC
CWLZ COWLITZ BANCORPORATION
CZFC CITIZENS FIRST CORP
CZWI CITIZENS CMNTY BANCORP INC MD
DB DEUTSCHE BANK AG
DCOM DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES
DEAR DEARBORN BANCORP INC
DFG DELPHI FINANCIAL GROUP INC
DGICA DONEGAL GROUP INC
DGICB DONEGAL GROUP INC
DHIL DIAMOND HILL INVESTMENT GRP INC
DLLR DOLLAR FINANCIAL CORP
DR DARWIN PROFESSIONAL UNDERWRITERS
DSL DOWNEY FINANCIAL CORP
DUF DUFF & PHELPS CORP NEW
EBSB MERIDIAN INTERSTATE BANCORP INC
EBTX ENCORE BANCSHRES INC
ECBE E C B BANCORP INC
EGBN EAGLE BANCORP INC
EIHI EASTERN INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC
EII ENERGY INFRASTRUCTURE ACQUI CORP
EMCI E M C INSURANCE GROUP INC
EMITF ELBIT IMAGING LTD
ENH ENDURANCE SPECIALTY HOLDINGS LTD
ESBF E S B FINANCIAL CORP
ESBK ELMIRA SAVINGS BANK FSB NY
ESGR ENSTAR GROUP LTD
ETFC E TRADE FINANCIAL CORP
EV EATON VANCE CORP
EVBN EVANS BANCORP INC
EVBS EASTERN VIRGINIA BANKSHARES INC
EVR EVERCORE PARTNERS INC
EWBC EAST WEST BANCORP INC
FABK FIRST ADVANTAGE BANCORP
FAC FIRST ACCEPTANCE CORP
FAF FIRST AMERICAN CORP CALIF
FBC FLAGSTAR BANCORP INC
FBCM F B R CAPITAL MARKETS CORP

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FBIZ FIRST BUSINESS FINL SVCS INC
FBMI FIRSTBANK CORP
FBMS FIRST BANCSHARES INC MS
FBNC FIRST BANCORP NC
FBP FIRST BANCORP P R
FBSI FIRST BANCSHARES INC MO
FBSS FAUQUIER BANKSHARES INC
FBTC FIRST BANCTRUST
FCAL FIRST CALIFORNIA FINL GROUP INC
FCAP FIRST CAPITAL INC
FCBC FIRST COMMUNITY BANCSHARES INC
FCCO FIRST COMMUNITY CORP SC
FCCY 1ST CONSTITUTION BANCORP
FCFL FIRST COMMUNITY BANK CORP AMER
FCNCA FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC NC
FCVA FIRST CAPITAL BANCORP INC VA
FCZA FIRST CITIZENS BANC CORP
FDEF FIRST DEFIANCE FINANCIAL CORP
FDT FEDERAL TRUST CORP
FED FIRSTFED FINANCIAL CORP
FFBC FIRST FINANCIAL BANCORP OHIO
FFBH FIRST FEDERAL BANCSHARES ARK INC
FFCH FIRST FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
FFCO FEDFIRST FINANCIAL CORP
FFDF F F D FINANCIAL CORP
FFFD NORTH CENTRAL BANCSHARES INC
FFG F B L FINANCIAL GROUP INC
FFH FAIRFAX FINL HOLDINGS LTD
FFHS FIRST FRANKLIN CORP
FFIC FLUSHING FINANCIAL CORP
FFIN FIRST FINANCIAL BANKSHARES INC
FFKT FARMERS CAPITAL BANK CORP
FFKY FIRST FINANCIAL SERVICE CORP
FFNM FIRST FED NORTHN MI BANCORP INC
FFNW FIRST FINANCIAL NORTHWEST INC
FFSX FIRST FEDERAL BANKSHARES INC DEL
FHN FIRST HORIZON NATIONAL CORP
FIFG 1ST INDEPENDENCE FNL GROUP INC
FIG FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP L L C
FII FEDERATED INVESTORS INC PA
FISI FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INC
FKFS FIRST KEYSTONE FINANCIAL INC
FLIC FIRST LONG ISLAND CORP
FMAR FIRST MARINER BANCORP
FMBI FIRST MIDWEST BANCORP DE
FMER FIRSTMERIT CORP
FMFC FIRST M & F CORP
FNB F N B CORP PA
FNBN F N B UNITED CORP
FNFG FIRST NIAGARA FINL GROUP INC NEW
FNLC FIRST BANCORP INC ME
FNM FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSN
FNSC FIRST NATIONAL BANCSHARES INC SC
FPBI F P B BANCORP INC
FPBN 1ST PACIFIC BANCORP CA
FPFC FIRST PLACE FINANCIAL CORP NM
FPIC F P I C INSURANCE GROUP INC
FPTB FIRST PACTRUST BANCORP INC
FRBK REPUBLIC FIRST BANCORP INC
FRE FEDERAL HOME LOAN MORTGAGE CORP
FRGB FIRST REGIONAL BANCORP
FRME FIRST MERCHANTS CORP
FSBI FIDELITY BANCORP INC
FSBK FIRST SOUTH BANCORP INC
FSGI FIRST SECURITY GROUP INC
FSNM FIRST STATE BANCORPORATION
FTBK FRONTIER FINANCIAL CORP
FULT FULTON FINANCIAL CORP PA
FUNC FIRST UNITED CORP
FWV FIRST WEST VIRGINIA BANCORP INC
FXCB FOX CHASE BANCORP INC
GABC GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP INC
GAN GAINSCO INC
GBCI GLACIER BANCORP INC NEW
GBH GREEN BUILDERS INC
GBL GAMCO INVESTORS INC
GBNK GUARANTY BANCORP
GBTS GATEWAY FINANCIAL HLDGS INC
GCA GLOBAL CASH ACCESS HOLDINGS INC
GFED GUARANTY FEDERAL BANCSHARES INC
GFIG G F I GROUP INC
GFLB GREAT FLORIDA BANK
GGAL GRUPO FINANCIERO GALICIA S A
GHL GREENHILL & CO INC
GIW WILBER CORP
GLBZ GLEN BURNIE BANCORP
GLRE GREENLIGHT CAPITAL RE LTD
GNW GENWORTH FINANCIAL INC
GOV GOUVERNEUR BANCORP INC
GRAN BANK GRANITE CORP
GRNB GREEN BANKSHARES INC
GROW U S GLOBAL INVESTORS INC
GS GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC
GSBC GREAT SOUTHERN BANCORP INC
GSLA G S FINANCIAL CORP
GTS TRIPLE S MANAGEMENT CORP
HABC HABERSHAM BANCORP INC
HAFC HANMI FINANCIAL CORP
HALL HALLMARK FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
HARL HARLEYSVILLE SAVINGS FINAN CORP
HAXS HEALTHAXIS INC
HBAN HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INC
HBHC HANCOCK HOLDING CO
HBNK HAMPDEN BANCORP INC
HBOS HERITAGE FINANCIAL GROUP
HCBK HUDSON CITY BANCORP INC
HCC H C C INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC
HEOP HERITAGE OAKS BANCORP
HFBC HOPFED BANCORP INC
HFFC H F FINANCIAL CORP
HFWA HERITAGE FINANCIAL CORP WA
HGIC HARLEYSVILLE GROUP INC
HIFS HINGHAM INSTITUTION FOR SVGS MA
HMN HORACE MANN EDUCATORS CORP NEW
HMNF H M N FINANCIAL INC
HMPR HAMPTON ROADS BANKSHARES INC
HNBC HARLEYSVILLE NATIONAL CORP PA
HNT HEALTH NET INC
HOMB HOME BANCSHARES INC
HOME HOME FEDERAL BANCORP INC MD
HRZB HORIZON FINANCIAL CORP WASH
HS HEALTHSPRING INC
HTBK HERITAGE COMMERCE CORP
HTH HILLTOP HOLDINGS INC
HTLF HEARTLAND FINANCIAL USA INC
HUM HUMANA INC
HWBK HAWTHORN BANCSHARES INC
HWFG HARRINGTON WEST FINANCIAL GRP IN
IAAC INTERNATIONAL ASSETS HLDG CORP
IBCA INTERVEST BANCSHARES CORP
IBCP INDEPENDENT BANK CORP MICH
IBKC IBERIABANK CORP
IBKR INTERACTIVE BROKERS GROUP INC
IBNK INTEGRA BANK CORP
IBOC INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORP
ICE INTERCONTINENTAL EXCHANGE INC
ICH INVESTORS CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD
IFC IRWIN FINANCIAL CORP
IFSB INDEPENDENCE FEDERAL SAVINGS BK
IHC INDEPENDENCE HOLDING CO NEW
IMP IMPERIAL CAPITAL BANCORP INC
INCB INDIANA COMMUNITY BANCORP
INDB INDEPENDENT BANK CORP MA
ING I N G GROUP N V
IPCC INFINITY PROPERTY & CASUALTY COR
IPCR I P C HOLDINGS LTD
IRE IRELAND BANK
ITC I T C HOLDINGS CORP
ITG INVESTMENT TECHNOLOGY GP INC NEW
ITIC INVESTORS TITLE CO
JAXB JACKSONVILLE BANCORP INC FL
JEF JEFFERIES GROUP INC NEW
JFBC JEFFERSONVILLE BANCORP
JFBI JEFFERSON BANCSHARES INC TENN
JLI JESUP & LAMONT INC
JMP J M P GROUP INC
JNS JANUS CAP GROUP INC
JPM JPMORGAN CHASE & CO
JXSB JACKSONVILLE BANCORP INC
KCLI KANSAS CITY LIFE INS CO
KENT KENT FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
KEY KEYCORP NEW
KFED K FED BANCORP
KFFB KENTUCKY FIRST FEDERAL BANCORP
KFS KINGSWAY FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
KRNY KEARNY FINANCIAL CORP
L LOEWS CORP
LAB LABRANCHE & CO INC
LABC LOUISIANA BANCORP INC
LARK LANDMARK BANCORP INC
LAZ LAZARD LTD
LBBB LIBERTY BELL BK CHERRY HILL NJ
LBCP LIBERTY BANCORP INC MO
LEGC LEGACY BANCORP INC
LEH LEHMAN BROTHERS HOLDINGS INC
LFC CHINA LIFE INSURANCE CO LTD
LION FIDELITY SOUTHERN CORP NEW
LKFN LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORP
LNC LINCOLN NATIONAL CORP IN
LNCB LINCOLN BANCORP IND
LPSB LAPORTE BANCORP INC
LSBI L S B FINANCIAL CORP
LSBK LAKE SHORE BANCORP INC
LSBX L S B CORP
LTS LADENBURG THALMANN FIN SVCS INC
LUK LEUCADIA NATIONAL CORP
LYG LLOYDS TSB GROUP PLC
MAIN MAIN STREET CAPITAL CORP
MASB MASSBANK CORP

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MBFI M B FINANCIAL INC NEW
MBHI MIDWEST BANC HOLDINGS INC
MBI M B I A INC
MBP MID PENN BANCORP INC
MBR MERCANTILE BANCORP INC
MBRG MIDDLEBURG FINANCIAL CORP
MBTF M B T FINANCIAL CORP
MBVA MILLENNIUM BANKSHARES CORP
MBVT MERCHANTS BANCSHARES INC
MBWM MERCANTILE BANK CORP
MCBF MONARCH COMMUNITY BANCORP INC
MCBI METROCORP BANCSHARES INC
MCGC M C G CAPITAL CORP
MCY MERCURY GENERAL CORP NEW
MER MERRILL LYNCH & CO INC
MERR MERRIMAN CURHAN FORD GROUP INC
MF M F GLOBAL LTD
MFC MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP
MFLR MAYFLOWER BANCORP INC
MFNC MACKINAC FINANCIAL CORP
MFSF MUTUALFIRST FINL INC
MGYR MAGYAR BANCORP INC
MHLD MAIDEN HOLDNGS LTD
MI MARSHALL & ILSLEY CORP NEW
MIG MEADOWBROOK INSURANCE GROUP INC
MIGP MERCER INSURANCE GROUP INC
MKL MARKEL CORP
MKTX MARKETAXESS HLDGS INC
MNRK MONARCH FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
MOFG MIDWESTONE FINANCIAL GRP INC NEW
MOH MOLINA HEALTHCARE INC
MORN MORNINGSTAR INC
MRH MONTPELIER RES HOLDINGS LTD
MROE MONROE BANCORP
MS MORGAN STANLEY DEAN WITTER & CO
MSBF M S B FINANCIAL CORP
MSFG MAINSOURCE FINANCIAL GROUP INC
MSL MIDSOUTH BANCORP INC
MTG M G I C INVESTMENT CORP WIS
MTU MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GP INC
MXGL MAX CAPITAL GROUP LTD
NAHC NATIONAL ATLANTIC HOLDINGS CORP
NAL NEWALLIANCE BANCSHARES INC
NARA NARA BANCORP INC
NATL NATIONAL INTERSTATE CORP
NAVG NAVIGATORS GROUP INC
NBBC NEWBRIDGE BANCORP
NBN NORTHEAST BANCORP
NBTB N B T BANCORP INC
NBTF N B & T FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NCBC NEW CENTURY BANCORP INC NC
NCC NATIONAL CITY CORP
NDAQ NASDAQ O M X GROUP INC
NEBS NEW ENGLAND BANCSHARES INC
NECB NORTHEAST COMMUNITY BANCORP INC
NEWT NEWTEK BUSINESS SVCS INC
NFBK NORTHFIELD BANCORP INC
NFS NATIONWIDE FINANCIAL SERVICES IN
NFSB NEWPORT BANCORP INC
NHTB NEW HAMPSHIRE THRIFT BNCSHRS INC
NICK NICHOLAS FINANCIAL INC
NITE KNIGHT CAPITAL GROUP INC
NKSH NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC
NMR NOMURA HOLDINGS INC
NMX NYMEX HOLDINGS INC
NOVB NORTH VALLEY BANCORP
NPBC NATIONAL PENN BANCSHARES INC
NRIM NORTHRIM BANCORP INC
NSEC NATIONAL SECURITY GROUP INC
NSFC NORTHERN STATES FINANCIAL CORP
NSH NUSTAR G P HOLDINGS LLC
NTQ N T R ACQUISITION CO
NTRS NORTHERN TRUST CORP
NVSL NAUGATUCK VLY FINANCIAL CORP
NWFL NORWOOD FINANCIAL CORP
NWLIA NATIONAL WESTERN LIFE INS CO
NWSB NORTHWEST BANCORP INC PA
NXTY NEXITY FINANCIAL CORP
NYB NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP INC
NYM N Y M A G I C INC
NYX N Y S E EURONEXT
OCFC OCEANFIRST FINANCIAL CORP
OFG ORIENTAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC
OKSB SOUTHWEST BANCORP INC OKLA
OLBK OLD LINE BANCSHARES
OLCB OHIO LEGACY CORP
ONB OLD NATIONAL BANCORP
ONFC ONEIDA FINANCIAL CORP
OPHC OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS INC
OPOF OLD POINT FINL CORP
OPY OPPENHEIMER HOLDINGS INC
ORH ODYSSEY RE HOLDINGS CORP
ORI OLD REPUBLIC INTERNATIONAL CORP
ORIT ORITANI FINANCIAL CORP
OSBC OLD SECOND BANCORP INC
OSBK OSAGE BANCSHARES INC
OSHC OCEAN SHORE HOLDING CO
OVBC OHIO VALLEY BANC CORP
OXPS OPTIONSXPRESS HOLDINGS INC
OZM OCH ZIFF CAPITAL MANGMNT GRP LLC
OZRK BANK OF THE OZARKS INC
PABK P A B BANKSHARES INC
PACW PACWEST BANCORP DE
PBCI PAMRAPO BANCORP INC
PBCT PEOPLES UNITED FINANCIAL INC
PBHC PATHFINDER BANCORP INC
PBIB PORTER BANCORP INC
PBIP PRUDENTIAL BANCORP INC PA
PBKS PROVIDENT BANKSHARES CORP
PBNY PROVIDENT NEW YORK BANCORP
PCBC PACIFIC CAPITAL BANCORP NEW
PCBI PEOPLES COMMUNITY BANCORP INC
PCBK PACIFIC CONTINENTAL CORP
PCBS PROVIDENT COMMUNITY BANCSHRS INC
PEBK PEOPLES BANCORP NC INC
PEBO PEOPLES BANCORP INC
PFBC PREFERRED BANK LOS ANGELES
PFBI PREMIER FINANCIAL BANCORP INC
PFBX PEOPLES FINANCIAL CORP
PFED PARK BANCORP INC
PFG PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC
PFS PROVIDENT FINANCIAL SVCS INC
PGR PROGRESSIVE CORP OH
PHLY PHILADELPHIA CONSOLIDATED HLG CO
PICO P I C O HOLDINGS INC
PJC PIPER JAFFRAY COMPANIES
PKBK PARKE BANCORP INC
PL PROTECTIVE LIFE CORP
PLCC PAULSON CAPITAL CORP
PLFE PRESIDENTIAL LIFE CORP
PMACA P M A CAPITAL CORP
PMBC PACIFIC MERCANTILE BANCORP
PMI P M I GROUP INC
PNBC PRINCETON NATIONAL BANCORP INC
PNBK PATRIOT NATIONAL BANCORP INC
PNC P N C FINANCIAL SERVICES GRP INC
PNFP PINNACLE FINANCIAL PARTNERS INC
PNSN PENSON WORLDWIDE INC
PNX PHOENIX COS INC
PPBI PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP INC
PRA PROASSURANCE CORP
PRE PARTNERRE LTD
PRK PARK NATIONAL CORP
PROS PROCENTURY CORP
PROV PROVIDENT FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
PRSP PROSPERITY BANCSHARES INC
PRU PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC
PRWT PREMIERWEST BANCORP
PSBC PACIFIC STATE BANCORP
PSBH PSB HOLDINGS INC
PSEC PROSPECT CAPITAL CORP
PTA PENN TREATY AMERICAN CORP
PTP PLATINUM UNDERWRITERS HLDGS LTD
PUK PRUDENTIAL PLC
PULB PULASKI FINANCIAL CORP
PVFC P V F CAPITAL CORP
PVSA PARKVALE FINANCIAL CORP
PVTB PRIVATEBANCORP INC
PWOD PENNS WOODS BANCORP INC
PZN PZENA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC
QCRH Q C R HOLDINGS INC
QNTA QUANTA CAPITAL HOLDINGS LTD
RAMR R A M HOLDINGS LTD
RBCAA REPUBLIC BANCORP INC KY
RBNF RURBAN FINANCIAL CORP
RBPAA ROYAL BANCSHARES PA INC
RBS ROYAL BANK SCOTLAND GROUP PLC
RCBK RIVER CITY BANK
RCKB ROCKVILLE FINANCIAL INC
RDN RADIAN GROUP INC
RE EVEREST RE GROUP LTD
RF REGIONS FINANCIAL CORP NEW
RGA REINSURANCE GROUP OF AMERICA INC
RIVR RIVER VALLEY BANCORP
RJF RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL INC
RKH REGIONAL BANK HOLDRS TRUST
RLI R L I CORP
RNR RENAISSANCERE HOLDINGS LTD
RNST RENASANT CORP
RODM RODMAN & RENSHAW CAP GRP INC NEW
ROMA ROMA FINANCIAL CORP
ROME ROME BANCORP INC
RPFG RAINIER PACIFIC FINL GROUP INC
RVSB RIVERVIEW BANCORP INC
RY ROYAL BANK CANADA MONTREAL QUE
SAF SAFECO CORP
SAFT SAFETY INSURANCE GROUP INC
SAL SALISBURY BANCORP INC
SAMB SUN AMERICAN BANCORP
SASR SANDY SPRING BANCORP INC
SAVB SAVANNAH BANCORP INC
SBBX SUSSEX BANCORP
SBCF SEACOAST BANKING CORP FLA

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SBIB STERLING BANCSHARES INC
SBKC SECURITY BANK CORP
SBNY SIGNATURE BANK NEW YORK N Y
SBP SANTANDER BANCORP
SBSI SOUTHSIDE BANCSHARES INC
SCA SECURITY CAPITAL ASSURANCE LTD
SCB COMMUNITY BANKSHARES INC S C
SCBT S C B T FINANCIAL CORP
SCHW SCHWAB CHARLES CORP NEW
SCMF SOUTHERN COMMUNITY FINCL CORP
SEAB SEABRIGHT INSURANCE HOLDINGS INC
SF STIFEL FINANCIAL CORP
SFG STANCORP FINANCIAL GROUP INC
SFNC SIMMONS 1ST NATIONAL CORP
SFST SOUTHERN FIRST BANCSHARES INC
SGB SOUTHWEST GEORGIA FINANCIAL CORP
SHG SHINHAN FINANCIAL GROUP CO LTD
SIEB SIEBERT FINANCIAL CORP
SIFI SI FINANCIAL GROUP INC
SIGI SELECTIVE INSURANCE GROUP INC
SIVB S V B FINANCIAL GROUP
SLF SUN LIFE FINANCIAL INC
SLM S L M CORP
SMBC SOUTHERN MISSOURI BANCORP INC
SMCG MILLENNIUM INDIA ACQUISIT CO INC
SMHG SANDERS MORRIS HARRIS GROUP INC
SMMF SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP INC
SMTB SMITHTOWN BANCORP INC
SNBC SUN BANCORP INC
SNV SYNOVUS FINANCIAL CORP
SOCB SOUTHCOAST FINANCIAL CORP
SOMH SOMERSET HILLS BANCORP
SONA SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANCORP VA INC
SOV SOVEREIGN BANCORP INC
SRCE 1ST SOURCE CORP
SSBI SUMMIT STATE BANK
SSBX SILVER STATE BANCORP
SSFN STEWARDSHIP FINANCIAL CORP
STBA S & T BANCORP INC
STBC STATE BANCORP INC NY
STBK STERLING BANKS INC
STEL STELLARONE CORP
STFC STATE AUTO FINANCIAL CORP
STI SUNTRUST BANKS INC
STL STERLING BANCORP
STSA STERLING FINANCIAL CORP WASH
STT STATE STREET CORP
STU STUDENT LOAN CORP
SUAI SPECIALTY UNDERWRITERS ALL INC
SUBK SUFFOLK BANCORP
SUFB SUFFOLK FIRST BANK VA
SUPR SUPERIOR BANCORP
SUR C N A SURETY CORP
SUSQ SUSQUEHANNA BANCSHARES INC PA
SVBI SEVERN BANCORP INC MD
SWS S W S GROUP INC
SYBT S Y BANCORP INC
TAMB TAMALPAIS BANCORP
TAQ TRANSFORMA ACQUISITION GROUP INC
TAYC TAYLOR CAPITAL GROUP INC
TBBK BANCORP INC
TBHS BANK HOLDINGS THE
TCB T C F FINANCIAL CORP
TCBI TEXAS CAPITAL BANCSHARES INC
TCBK TRICO BANCSHARES
TCH 21ST CENTURY HOLDING CO
TDBK TIDELANDS BANCSHARES INC
TFIN TEAM FINANCIAL INC
TFSL TFS FINANCIAL CORP
TGIC TRIAD GUARANTY INC
THFF FIRST FINANCIAL CORP IN
THG HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP INC
THRD T F FINANCIAL CORP
TIBB T I B FINANCIAL CORP
TIL TRANS INDIA ACQUISITION CORP
TMCV TEMECULA VALLEY BANCORP INC
TMK TORCHMARK CORP
TMP TOMPKINS FINANCIAL CORP
TNCC TENNESSEE COMMERCE BANCORP INC
TOFC TOWER FINANCIAL CORP
TONE TIERONE CORP
TOWN TOWNEBANK
TRH TRANSATLANTIC HOLDINGS INC
TROW T ROWE PRICE GROUP INC
TRST TRUSTCO BANK CORP NY
TRUE CENTRUE FINANCIAL CORP NEW
TRV TRAVELERS COMPANIES INC
TSBK TIMBERLAND BANCORP INC
TSFG SOUTH FINL GROUP INC
TSH TECHE HOLDING CO
TWGP TOWER GROUP INC
TWPG THOMAS WEISEL PARTNERS GROUP INC
UAM UNIVERSAL AMERICAN CORP
UB UNIONBANCAL CORP
UBCP UNITED BANCORP INC
UBFO UNITED SECURITY BANKSHARES
UBNK UNITED FINANCIAL BANCORP INC MD
UBOH UNITED BANCSHARES INC
UBS U B S AG
UBSH UNION BANKSHARES CORP
UBSI UNITED BANKSHARES INC
UCBA UNITED COMMUNITY BANCORP
UCBH U C B H HOLDINGS INC
UCBI UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC GA
UCFC UNITED COMMUNITY FINL CORP OHIO
UFCS UNITED FIRE & CAS CO
UMBF U M B FINANCIAL CORP
UMPQ UMPQUA HOLDINGS CORP
UNAM UNICO AMERICAN CORP
UNB UNION BANKSHARES INC
UNH UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC
UNIB UNIVERSITY BANCORP INC
UNM UNUM GROUP
UNTY UNITY BANCORP INC
USB U S BANCORP DEL
USBI UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES INC
UTR UNITRIN INC
UVSP UNIVEST CORP OF PENNSYLVANIA
UWBK UNITED WESTERN BANCORP INC
VBFC VILLAGE BANK AND TRUST FINL CORP
VCBI VIRGINIA COMMERCE BANCORP
VIST V I S T FINACIAL CORP
VLY VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP
VNBC VINEYARD NATIONAL BANCORP
VPFG VIEWPOINT FINANCIAL GROUP
VR VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD
VSBN V S B BANCORP INC NY
VYFC VALLEY FINANCIAL CORP VA
WABC WESTAMERICA BANCORPORATION
WAIN WAINWRIGHT BANK & TRUST CO BOSTN
WAL WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION
WASH WASHINGTON TRUST BANCORP INC
WAUW WAUWATOSA HOLDINGS INC
WAYN WAYNE SAVINGS BANCSHARES INC NEW
WB WACHOVIA CORP 2ND NEW
WBCO WASHINGTON BANKING COMPANY
WBNK WACCAMAW BANKSHARES INC
WBS WEBSTER FINL CORP WATERBURY CONN
WCBO WEST COAST BANCORP ORE NEW
WCG WELLCARE HEALTH PLANS INC
WDR WADDELL & REED FINANCIAL INC
WFBC WILLOW FINANCIAL BANCORP INC
WFC WELLS FARGO & CO NEW
WFD WESTFIELD FINANCIAL INC
WFSL WASHINGTON FEDERAL INC
WGNB W G N B CORP
WHG WESTWOOD HOLDINGS GROUP INC
WHI W HOLDING CO INC
WIBC WILSHIRE BANCORP INC
WL WILMINGTON TRUST CORP
WLP WELLPOINT INC
WM WASHINGTON MUTUAL INC
WPL STEWART W P & CO LTD
WRB BERKLEY W R CORP
WSB W S B HOLDINGS INC
WSBC WESBANCO INC
WSFG W S B FINANCIAL GROUP
WSFS WSFS FINANCIAL CORP
WTBA WEST BANCORPORATION INC
WTFC WINTRUST FINANCIAL CORPORATION
WTM WHITE MOUNTAINS INS GROUP INC
WTNY WHITNEY HOLDING CORP
WVFC WVS FINANCIAL CORP
XL X L CAPITAL LTD
Y ALLEGHANY CORP DE
YAVY YADKIN VALLEY FINANCIAL CORP
ZION ZIONS BANCORP
ZNT ZENITH NATIONAL INSURANCE CORP

 [FR Doc. E8-22369 Filed 9-23-08; 8:45 am]
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