Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Section 332 of the NYSE MKT Company Guide To Provide That Listed Companies Should Pay Listing Fees Due in Connection With the Listing of Additional Securities in the Manner Specified in the Exchange's Invoice, 49824-49825 [2014-19913]

Download as PDF 49824 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Effective Date: August 22, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on August 18, 2014, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 90 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2014–40, CP2014–73. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Requirements. [FR Doc. 2014–19926 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–72826; File No. SR–OPRA– 2014–06] Options Price Reporting Authority; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Amendment to the Plan for Reporting of Consolidated Options Last Sale Reports and Quotation Information To Amend OPRA’s Fee Schedule August 12, 2014. Correction In notice document 2014–19482 appearing on pages 48777–48779 in the issue of Monday, August 18, 2014, make the following correction: On page 48779, in the first column, in the last full paragraph, in the last sentence, ‘‘September 4, 2014’’, should read ‘‘September 8, 2014.’’ [FR Doc. C1–2014–19482 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 1505–01–D of the most significant parts of such statements. [Release No. 34–72857; File No. SR– NYSEMKT–2014–68] A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Section 332 of the NYSE MKT Company Guide To Provide That Listed Companies Should Pay Listing Fees Due in Connection With the Listing of Additional Securities in the Manner Specified in the Exchange’s Invoice August 18, 2014. 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 12, 2014, NYSE MKT LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE MKT’’) 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 amend Section 332 of the NYSE MKT Company Guide (the [sic] Company Guide’’) to provide that listed companies should pay listing fees due in connection with the listing of additional securities in the manner specified in the Exchange’s invoice. 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, 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, U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1. Purpose The Exchange charges listed companies fees in connection with the listing of additional shares of a class of listed securities. The rates at which those fees are charged are established by Section 142 of the Company Guide. Section 332 of the Company guide specifies that the submission of a listing application in connection with the listing of additional securities must be accompanied by a check in the amount of the applicable listing fee pursuant to Section 142. The Exchange proposes to amend Section 332 to provide that, rather than having a listed company submit a check in connection with a listing application, the Exchange will send an invoice to the listed company upon receipt of the listing application. The invoice will specify the amount of the applicable listing fee and will provide instructions as to how the company should submit its payment. It is the Exchange’s expectation for the foreseeable future that its invoices will provide instructions for companies to submit payment by wire transfer. The Exchange wishes to make this change as a matter of internal administrative efficiency and to avoid any inconvenience to listed companies in the event that checks are lost. The Exchange does not believe that the change in policy will impose any significant additional burden on listed companies. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) 4 of the Act, in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,5 in particular in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and 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. The Exchange believes that the proposed amendment is consistent with the goal of Section 6(b)(5) to remove 1 15 2 15 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 4 15 5 15 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 163 / Friday, August 22, 2014 / Notices impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market because it simply increases the administrative efficiency with which the Exchange processes listing applications without substantively increasing the burden on listed companies. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Exchange has filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 6 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.7 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.8 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. U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 8 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). As required under Rule 19b–4(f)(6), the Exchange provided the Commission with written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and the text of the proposed rule change, at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change. 7 17 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:23 Aug 21, 2014 Jkt 232001 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 The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule changes will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purpose of the Act. The proposed rule change will have no impact on competition as it simply permits a change in the manner in which listing fees are collected, without changing the amount of those fees. 6 15 IV. Solicitation of 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– NYSEMKT–2014–68 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSEMKT–2014–68. 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– NYSEMKT–2014–68 and should be submitted on or before September 12, 2014. 9 17 PO 00000 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 49825 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.9 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–19913 Filed 8–21–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–72860; File No. SR–DTC– 2013–11] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Depository Trust Company; Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment Nos. 1 and 2, To Specify Procedures Available to Issuers of Securities Deposited at DTC for Book Entry Services When DTC Imposes or Intends To Impose Restrictions on the Further Deposit and/or Book Entry Transfer of Those Securities August 18, 2014. On December 5, 2013, The Depository Trust Company (‘‘DTC’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) proposed rule change SR–DTC–2013–11 (‘‘Proposed Rules’’) pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Exchange Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder.2 The Proposed Rules were published in the Federal Register on December 24, 2013.3 The Commission received ten comments from eight commenters to the Proposed Rules 4 and two letters from DTC responding to those comments.5 On February 6, 2014, DTC extended the date for Commission action on the Proposed Rules to March 24, 2014. On February 10, 2014, DTC filed Amendment No. 1 to the Proposed 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Release No. 34–71132 (Dec. 18, 2013); 78 FR 77755 (Dec. 24, 2013). 4 See Letters to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from: Suzanne H. Shatto dated December 20, 2013 (‘‘Shatto Letter I ’’); Simon Kogan dated December 22, 2013 (‘‘Kogan Letter’’); DTCC BigBake dated December 27, 2013 (‘‘DTCC BigBake Letter I’’) and March 14, 2014 (‘‘DTCC BigBake Letter II’’); Brenda Hamilton, Hamilton & Associates Law Group, PA (‘‘Hamilton Letter’’); Charles V. Rossi, Chairman, STA Board Advisory Committee, Securities Transfer Association dated January 14, 2014 (‘‘STA Letter I’’); Louis A. Brilleman, Louis A. Brilleman, P.C. dated January 14, 2014 (‘‘Brilleman Letter I’’); Gary Emmanuel and Harvey Kesner, Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP dated January 14, 2014 (‘‘Sichenzia Letter I’’) and February 24, 2014 (‘‘Sichenzia Letter II’’); and Susanne Trimbath, STP Advisory Services, LLC dated March 19, 2014 (‘‘Trimbath Letter’’). 5 See Letters to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Commission, from Isaac Montal, Managing Director and Deputy General Counsel, DTCC dated February 10, 2014 (‘‘DTC Letter I’’) and March 3, 2014 (‘‘DTC Letter II’’). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-72857; File No. SR-NYSEMKT-2014-68]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE MKT LLC; Notice of Filing and 
Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Section 332 of 
the NYSE MKT Company Guide To Provide That Listed Companies Should Pay 
Listing Fees Due in Connection With the Listing of Additional 
Securities in the Manner Specified in the Exchange's Invoice

August 18, 2014.
    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 12, 2014, NYSE MKT LLC (the ``Exchange'' or ``NYSE 
MKT'') 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.
    \3\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend Section 332 of the NYSE MKT Company 
Guide (the [sic] Company Guide'') to provide that listed companies 
should pay listing fees due in connection with the listing of 
additional securities in the manner specified in the Exchange's 
invoice. 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, 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 the 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange charges listed companies fees in connection with the 
listing of additional shares of a class of listed securities. The rates 
at which those fees are charged are established by Section 142 of the 
Company Guide. Section 332 of the Company guide specifies that the 
submission of a listing application in connection with the listing of 
additional securities must be accompanied by a check in the amount of 
the applicable listing fee pursuant to Section 142. The Exchange 
proposes to amend Section 332 to provide that, rather than having a 
listed company submit a check in connection with a listing application, 
the Exchange will send an invoice to the listed company upon receipt of 
the listing application. The invoice will specify the amount of the 
applicable listing fee and will provide instructions as to how the 
company should submit its payment. It is the Exchange's expectation for 
the foreseeable future that its invoices will provide instructions for 
companies to submit payment by wire transfer. The Exchange wishes to 
make this change as a matter of internal administrative efficiency and 
to avoid any inconvenience to listed companies in the event that checks 
are lost. The Exchange does not believe that the change in policy will 
impose any significant additional burden on listed companies.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) \4\ of the Act, in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\5\ in particular in that it 
is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to 
foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, 
clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and 
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. 
The Exchange believes that the proposed amendment is consistent with 
the goal of Section 6(b)(5) to remove

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impediments to and perfect the mechanisms of a free and open market 
because it simply increases the administrative efficiency with which 
the Exchange processes listing applications without substantively 
increasing the burden on listed companies.
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    \4\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \5\ 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 changes will 
impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate 
in furtherance of the purpose of the Act. The proposed rule change will 
have no impact on competition as it simply permits a change in the 
manner in which listing fees are collected, without changing the amount 
of those fees.

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 \6\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\7\ 
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.\8\
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \7\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \8\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii). As required under Rule 19b-
4(f)(6), the Exchange provided the Commission with written notice of 
its intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief 
description and the text of the proposed rule change, at least five 
business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule 
change.
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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.

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-NYSEMKT-2014-68 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEMKT-2014-68. 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-NYSEMKT-2014-68 and should 
be submitted on or before September 12, 2014.
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    \9\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\9\
Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-19913 Filed 8-21-14; 8:45 am]
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