Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Revising Rule 61(a)(iii) To Harmonize the Existing Rule Text With the Recent Amendment to the CTA Plan, Which Provides That Odd-Lot Transactions Are To Be Reported on the Consolidated Tape, 70386-70388 [2013-28158]

Download as PDF 70386 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Exchange stated that waiver of this requirement will allow the Exchange to more quickly align its rules with an industry-wide initiative. The Exchange noted that the transition to Friday expiration has already begun, and that certain option series expiring after February 1, 2015 have already been listed with a Friday expiration date. The Exchange also stated that the proposal will provide greater clarity to members and investors regarding how ISE rules will apply to the expiration of those contracts. Finally, the Exchange noted that none of the options contracts expiring within the next 30-days would be affected by the proposed changes. Based on the Exchange representations above, and since the proposal is based, in part, on a proposal submitted by the OCC and approved by the Commission,23 the Commission waives the 30-day operative delay requirement and designates the proposed rule change as operative upon filing.24 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 25 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or 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: sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–ISE–2013–58 on the subject line. supra note 4. purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has also considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 25 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–ISE–2013–58. This file number should be included on the subject line if email 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 Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 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–ISE– 2013–58 and should be submitted on or before December 16, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.26 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28160 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 23 See 24 For VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–70898; File No. SR–NYSE– 2013–75] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Revising Rule 61(a)(iii) To Harmonize the Existing Rule Text With the Recent Amendment to the CTA Plan, Which Provides That Odd-Lot Transactions Are To Be Reported on the Consolidated Tape November 19, 2013. 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 November 12, 2013, New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘NYSE’’ or the ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 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. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to revise Rule 61(a)(iii) to harmonize the existing rule text with the recent amendment to the CTA Plan, which provides that odd-lot transactions are to be reported on the Consolidated Tape. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, on the Commission’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov, 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. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 26 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1. Purpose The purpose of the proposed change to Rule 61(a)(iii) is to harmonize the existing rule text with the recent amendment to the CTA Plan (described below), which provides that odd-lot transactions are to be reported on the Consolidated Tape. On September 9, 2013, the various exchanges that comprise the Consolidated Tape Association (‘‘CTA’’), including the Exchange, filed with the Commission a proposal to amend the Second Restatement of the CTA Plan (‘‘CTA Plan’’) to remove oddlot transactions from the list of transactions that are not to be reported for inclusion on the Consolidated Tape (the ‘‘Amendment’’).4 The rationale for the Amendment is that odd-lot transactions account for a not insignificant percentage of trading volume, and that including odd-lot transactions on the Consolidated Tape would add post-trade transparency to the marketplace. The Amendment, however, would not include odd-lot transactions in the calculation of last sale prices, given that many of these transactions do lack economic significance.5 On October 4, 2013, the CTA announced that, subject to approval by the Commission, the release date for the proposed Amendment would be December 9, 2013.6 On October 31, 2013, the Commission approved the Amendment.7 4 See Securities Exchange Release No. 34–70428 (Sept. 17, 2013), 78 FR 184 (Sept. 28, 2013) (Notice of the Amendment). In 1974, the Commission declared the original CTA Plan effective. See Securities Exchange Release No. 10787 (May 10, 1974), 39 FR 17799. The CTA Plan, pursuant to which markets collect and disseminate last sale price information for non-NASDAQ listed securities, is a ‘‘transactional plan’’ under Rule 601 of the Securities and Exchange Act (the ‘‘Act’’), 17 CFR 242.601, and a ‘‘national market system plan’’ under Rule 608 under the Act, 17 CFR 242.608. 5 Thus, per the Amendment, odd-lot transactions would not be included in calculations of high and low prices and would not be subject to the Regulation NMS Plan to Address Extraordinary Market Volatility rules, nor would including oddlot transactions on the Consolidated Tape trigger any short sale restrictions or trading halts. Odd-lot transactions, however, would be included in calculations of daily volume. 6 See CTA Announcement at https:// cta.nyxdata.com/cta/popup/news/2385 (‘‘Pursuant to the latest notice on this subject . . . , pending regulatory approval we are postponing the October testing dates and the implementation which include Odd Lot trade reports to the Consolidated Tape. The new release dat[e] will be December 9, 2013. . . .’’). 7 See Securities Exchange Release No. 34–70794 (Oct. 31, 2013) (‘‘Approval Order’’). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 The Exchange, therefore, proposes to amend Rule 61(a)(iii) to conform this rule with the Amendment to the CTA Plan. Current Rule 61(a)(iii) states that ‘‘[a] transaction of an amount less than one round lot shall not be published to the Consolidated Tape and does not qualify as a last sale.’’ To harmonize the rule with the Amendment, the Exchange proposes to modify paragraph (a)(iii) of the current rule to provide that odd-lot sized transactions would be published to the Consolidated Tape, but would still not qualify as last sale transactions.8 The Exchange proposes to implement the proposed changes to Rule 61(a)(iii) on the same day that the changes to the CTA Plan are effective, which is currently scheduled for December 9, 2013. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act,9 in general, and Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,10 in particular, in that it is designed to foster cooperation and coordination with persons facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest and not to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will foster cooperation and coordination with persons facilitating transactions in securities because the proposed rule change would harmonize Exchange rules with the Amendment to the CTA Plan. In addition, the Exchange believes that the proposed change would remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system by providing consistency and additional transparency into securities transactions, thus encouraging the proper functioning of the market. Increased post-trade transparency would, in turn, protect investors and the public interest. Indeed, the Commission’s Approval Order concluded that ‘‘including odd-lot transactions on the consolidated tape will enhance post-trade transparency, as well as price discovery, and consequently would further the goals of 8 The proposed revision to paragraph (a)(iii) to Rule 61 would thus read: ‘‘A transaction of an amount less than one round lot shall be published to the Consolidated Tape but does not qualify as a last sale.’’ 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 10 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70387 the Act.’’ 11 The Approval Order likewise concludes, and the Exchange agrees, that ‘‘information about odd lot transactions would provide important information to investors and other market participants and therefore represents a positive development in the provision of market data.’’ 12 Finally, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change does not unfairly discriminate among the Exchange’s member organizations because all members would equally benefit from the additional transparency provided by the proposed change. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange believes that the proposed change adds to the integrity of trading on the securities markets by increasing post-trade transparency as well as price discovery and, if anything, the level of competition could increase as public confidence in the markets is solidified. 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 The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 13 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.14 Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder. A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 15 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after 11 Approval Order at 5. 12 Id. 13 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 15 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 14 17 E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM 25NON1 70388 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 227 / Monday, November 25, 2013 / Notices the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii),16 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. According to the Exchange, waiving the 30-day operative delay will enable market participants to benefit from the proposed rule change on the same day that both plans go into effect. The Exchange believes it would be appropriate that Exchange rules be in conformance with the Amendment to the CTA Plan on the date that both changes are to become effective (i.e., on December 9, 2013).17 Based on the Exchange’s statements and the noncontroversial nature of the proposed rule change, the Commission believes that waiving the operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. Accordingly, the Commission hereby grants the Exchange’s request and waives the 30-day operative delay.18 At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 19 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or 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 email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR–NYSE–2013–75 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE–2013–75. This file number should be included on the subject line if email 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 Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE– 2013–75 and should be submitted on or before December 16, 2013. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.20 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–28158 Filed 11–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 16 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 17 The Exchange stated that in the event that this rule proposal is operative prior to December 9, 2013, the Exchange would not implement the proposed rule change until December 9, 2013. 18 For purposes only of waiving the operative delay, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 19 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:53 Nov 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–70897; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2013–139] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Regarding Post-Only Orders Received Prior to the Opening November 19, 2013. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on November 8, 2013, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘NASDAQ’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III, below, which Items have been prepared by NASDAQ. 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 NASDAQ is filing with the Commission a proposal to modify Chapter VI (Trading Systems), Section 1 (Definitions) of the NASDAQ Options Market, LLC (‘‘NOM’’), to indicate that Post-Only Orders received prior to the opening will be eligible for execution during the opening cross. The text of the proposed rule change is set forth immediately below. Deleted text is [bracketed]. New text is italicized. NASDAQ Stock Market Rules Options Rules * * PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 * * Chapter VI Trading Systems * * * * * Sec. 1 Definitions The following definitions apply to Chapter VI for the trading of options listed on NOM. (a)–(d) No Change. (e) The term ‘‘Order Type’’ shall mean the unique processing prescribed for designated orders that are eligible for entry into the System, and shall include: (1)–(10) No Change. (11) ‘‘Post-Only Orders’’ are orders that will not remove liquidity from the System. Post-Only Orders are to be ranked and executed on the Exchange or cancelled, as appropriate, without 1 15 20 17 * 2 17 E:\FR\FM\25NON1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 25NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 227 (Monday, November 25, 2013)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-70898; File No. SR-NYSE-2013-75]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change 
Revising Rule 61(a)(iii) To Harmonize the Existing Rule Text With the 
Recent Amendment to the CTA Plan, Which Provides That Odd-Lot 
Transactions Are To Be Reported on the Consolidated Tape

November 19, 2013.
    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 November 12, 2013, New York Stock Exchange LLC (``NYSE'' 
or the ``Exchange'') filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission 
(the ``Commission'') the proposed rule change as described in Items I 
and II 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).
    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 78a.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to revise Rule 61(a)(iii) to harmonize the 
existing rule text with the recent amendment to the CTA Plan, which 
provides that odd-lot transactions are to be reported on the 
Consolidated Tape. The text of the proposed rule change is available on 
the Exchange's Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the 
Exchange, on the Commission's Web site at http://www.sec.gov, 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.

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

1. Purpose
    The purpose of the proposed change to Rule 61(a)(iii) is to 
harmonize the existing rule text with the recent amendment to the CTA 
Plan (described below), which provides that odd-lot transactions are to 
be reported on the Consolidated Tape.
    On September 9, 2013, the various exchanges that comprise the 
Consolidated Tape Association (``CTA''), including the Exchange, filed 
with the Commission a proposal to amend the Second Restatement of the 
CTA Plan (``CTA Plan'') to remove odd-lot transactions from the list of 
transactions that are not to be reported for inclusion on the 
Consolidated Tape (the ``Amendment'').\4\ The rationale for the 
Amendment is that odd-lot transactions account for a not insignificant 
percentage of trading volume, and that including odd-lot transactions 
on the Consolidated Tape would add post-trade transparency to the 
marketplace. The Amendment, however, would not include odd-lot 
transactions in the calculation of last sale prices, given that many of 
these transactions do lack economic significance.\5\
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    \4\ See Securities Exchange Release No. 34-70428 (Sept. 17, 
2013), 78 FR 184 (Sept. 28, 2013) (Notice of the Amendment). In 
1974, the Commission declared the original CTA Plan effective. See 
Securities Exchange Release No. 10787 (May 10, 1974), 39 FR 17799. 
The CTA Plan, pursuant to which markets collect and disseminate last 
sale price information for non-NASDAQ listed securities, is a 
``transactional plan'' under Rule 601 of the Securities and Exchange 
Act (the ``Act''), 17 CFR 242.601, and a ``national market system 
plan'' under Rule 608 under the Act, 17 CFR 242.608.
    \5\ Thus, per the Amendment, odd-lot transactions would not be 
included in calculations of high and low prices and would not be 
subject to the Regulation NMS Plan to Address Extraordinary Market 
Volatility rules, nor would including odd-lot transactions on the 
Consolidated Tape trigger any short sale restrictions or trading 
halts. Odd-lot transactions, however, would be included in 
calculations of daily volume.
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    On October 4, 2013, the CTA announced that, subject to approval by 
the Commission, the release date for the proposed Amendment would be 
December 9, 2013.\6\ On October 31, 2013, the Commission approved the 
Amendment.\7\
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    \6\ See CTA Announcement at https://cta.nyxdata.com/cta/popup/news/2385 (``Pursuant to the latest notice on this subject . . . , 
pending regulatory approval we are postponing the October testing 
dates and the implementation which include Odd Lot trade reports to 
the Consolidated Tape. The new release dat[e] will be December 9, 
2013. . . .'').
    \7\ See Securities Exchange Release No. 34-70794 (Oct. 31, 2013) 
(``Approval Order'').
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    The Exchange, therefore, proposes to amend Rule 61(a)(iii) to 
conform this rule with the Amendment to the CTA Plan. Current Rule 
61(a)(iii) states that ``[a] transaction of an amount less than one 
round lot shall not be published to the Consolidated Tape and does not 
qualify as a last sale.'' To harmonize the rule with the Amendment, the 
Exchange proposes to modify paragraph (a)(iii) of the current rule to 
provide that odd-lot sized transactions would be published to the 
Consolidated Tape, but would still not qualify as last sale 
transactions.\8\
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    \8\ The proposed revision to paragraph (a)(iii) to Rule 61 would 
thus read: ``A transaction of an amount less than one round lot 
shall be published to the Consolidated Tape but does not qualify as 
a last sale.''
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    The Exchange proposes to implement the proposed changes to Rule 
61(a)(iii) on the same day that the changes to the CTA Plan are 
effective, which is currently scheduled for December 9, 2013.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with 
the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act,\9\ in general, and Section 
6(b)(5) of the Act,\10\ in particular, in that it is designed to foster 
cooperation and coordination with persons facilitating transactions in 
securities, to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a 
free and open market and a national market system, and, in general, to 
protect investors and the public interest and not to permit unfair 
discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers.
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change will foster 
cooperation and coordination with persons facilitating transactions in 
securities because the proposed rule change would harmonize Exchange 
rules with the Amendment to the CTA Plan. In addition, the Exchange 
believes that the proposed change would remove impediments to and 
perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market 
system by providing consistency and additional transparency into 
securities transactions, thus encouraging the proper functioning of the 
market. Increased post-trade transparency would, in turn, protect 
investors and the public interest. Indeed, the Commission's Approval 
Order concluded that ``including odd-lot transactions on the 
consolidated tape will enhance post-trade transparency, as well as 
price discovery, and consequently would further the goals of the Act.'' 
\11\ The Approval Order likewise concludes, and the Exchange agrees, 
that ``information about odd lot transactions would provide important 
information to investors and other market participants and therefore 
represents a positive development in the provision of market data.'' 
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    Finally, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change does 
not unfairly discriminate among the Exchange's member organizations 
because all members would equally benefit from the additional 
transparency provided by the proposed change.

B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition

    The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will 
result in any burden on competition that is not necessary or 
appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The Exchange 
believes that the proposed change adds to the integrity of trading on 
the securities markets by increasing post-trade transparency as well as 
price discovery and, if anything, the level of competition could 
increase as public confidence in the markets is solidified.

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

    The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 
19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \13\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\14\ 
Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the 
protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any 
significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 
30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as 
the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of 
investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become 
effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.
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    A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \15\ normally 
does not become operative prior to 30 days after

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the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii),\16\ 
the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is 
consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. 
The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative 
delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon 
filing. According to the Exchange, waiving the 30-day operative delay 
will enable market participants to benefit from the proposed rule 
change on the same day that both plans go into effect. The Exchange 
believes it would be appropriate that Exchange rules be in conformance 
with the Amendment to the CTA Plan on the date that both changes are to 
become effective (i.e., on December 9, 2013).\17\ Based on the 
Exchange's statements and the non-controversial nature of the proposed 
rule change, the Commission believes that waiving the operative delay 
is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. 
Accordingly, the Commission hereby grants the Exchange's request and 
waives the 30-day operative delay.\18\
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    \15\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \16\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
    \17\ The Exchange stated that in the event that this rule 
proposal is operative prior to December 9, 2013, the Exchange would 
not implement the proposed rule change until December 9, 2013.
    \18\ For purposes only of waiving the operative delay, the 
Commission has considered the proposed rule's impact on efficiency, 
competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission 
takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under 
Section 19(b)(2)(B) \19\ of the Act to determine whether the proposed 
rule change should be approved or disapproved.
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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 email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-NYSE-2013-75 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSE-2013-75. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if email 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 Web site viewing and 
printing in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 
10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing will also be available 
for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All 
comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does 
not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should 
submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All 
submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSE-2013-75 and should be 
submitted on or before December 16, 2013.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\20\
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    \20\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2013-28158 Filed 11-22-13; 8:45 am]
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