Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Renew an Existing Pilot Program, 64640-64642 [2014-25779]

Download as PDF 64640 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices the Fund to purchase shares of other investment companies for short-term cash management purposes. For the Commission, by the Division of Investment Management, under delegated authority. Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–25781 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73426; File No. SR–ODD– 2014–01] Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation; Order Approving Accelerated Distribution of an Amended Options Disclosure Document October 24, 2014. On October 3, 2014, the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (‘‘CDCC’’), on behalf of the Bourse de ´ ´ Montreal, Inc. (‘‘Bourse de Montreal’’), submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Rule 9b–1 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 five definitive copies of an amended options disclosure document (‘‘ODD’’) that describes the risks and characteristics of options traded on the ´ Bourse de Montreal.2 The CDCC has revised the ODD to, among other things, modify certain expiration dates of options and clarify that bond options do not currently trade on the Bourse de ´ Montreal. Rule 9b–1 under the Act provides that an options market must file five preliminary copies of an amended ODD with the Commission at least 30 days prior to the date when definitive copies of the amended ODD are furnished to customers, unless the Commission determines otherwise, having due regard to the adequacy of the information disclosed and the public interest and protection of investors.3 The Commission has reviewed the amended ODD and finds, having due regard to the adequacy of the information disclosed, that it is consistent with the protection of investors and in the public interest to allow the distribution of the amended ODD as of the date of this order.4 It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Rule 9b–1 under the Act,5 that the distribution of the revised ODD (SR– ODD–2014–01) as of the date of this is order, is approved. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.6 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–25782 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 1 17 CFR 240.9b–1. 2 The Commission initially reviewed the ODD in 1984. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 21365 (October 2, 1984), 49 FR 39400 (October 5, 1984) (File No. SR–ODD–84–1). Since then, the Commission has reviewed several amendments to the ODD. See, e.g., Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 51124 (February 2, 2005), 70 FR 6740 (February 8, 2005) (File No. SR–ODD–2004–03) (amending the ODD to reflect, among other things, the name change from the S&P/TSE 60 Index to the S&P/TSX 60 Index and to add an Annex to the ODD setting forth the holidays and early closings of the ´ Bourse de Montreal,); 44333 (May 21, 2001), 66 FR 29193 (May 29, 2001) (File No. SR–ODD–00–04) (amending the ODD to reflect, among other things, changes to the structure of the Canadian equity markets and to provide a discussion of Enhanced Capital Marketing); 37569 (August 14, 1996), 61 FR 43281 (August 21, 1996) (File No. SR–ODD–96–01) (amending the ODD to reflect, among other things, the name change from TCO to CDCC); 29033 (April 1, 1991), 56 FR 14407 (April 9, 1991) (File No. SR– ODD–91–1) (amending the ODD to include, among other things, references to Toronto Stock Exchange 35 Composite Index options); 24480 (May 19, 1987), 52 FR 20179 (May 29, 1987) (File No. SR–ODD–87– 2) (amending the ODD to include, among other things, a discussion of Government of Canada Treasury Bill Price Index options); 22349 (August 21, 1985), 50 FR 34956 (August 28, 1985) (File No. SR–ODD–85–1) (amending the ODD to include, among other things, a discussion of the risks and uses of stock index and bond options); 51124 (February 1, 2005), 70 FR 6740 (February 8, 2005) (File No. SR–ODD–2004–03) (amending the ODD to include, among other things, the CDCC’s new automatic exercise parameters for equity and bond VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 BILLING CODE 8011–01–P options); 58172 (July 16, 2008), 73 FR 42840 (July 23, 2008) (File No. SR–ODD–2008–03) (amending the ODD to include, among other things, the CDCC’s current automatic exercise parameters for equity and bond options and to add an update to the discussion of the treatment of adjustments in the terms of equity options with respect to stock splits, stock dividends or other stock distributions); and 63125 (October 18, 2010) 75 FR 65537 (October 25, 2010) (File No. SR–ODD–2010–02) (amending the ODD to, among other things, update the discussion of Canadian federal income tax considerations applicable to non-residents). 3 This provision is intended to permit the Commission either to accelerate or extend the time period in which definitive copies of a disclosure document may be distributed to the public. 4 Rule 9b–1 under the Act provides that the use of an ODD shall not be permitted unless the options class to which the document relates is the subject of an effective registration statement on Form S–20 under the Securities Act of 1933 or is exempt from such registration. On April 5, 2010, the Commission declared effective the CDCC’s most recent PostEffective Amendment to its Form S–20 registration statement. See File No. 002–69458. 5 17 CFR 240.9b–1. 6 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(39)(i). PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73422; File No. SR–CBOE– 2014–079) Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Renew an Existing Pilot Program October 24, 2014. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on October 16, 2014, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘CBOE’’) 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 Exchange. 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 renew an existing pilot program until May 3, 2016. Under the existing pilot program, the Exchange is permitted to list P.M.settled options on broad-based indexes that expire on: (a) Any Friday of the month, other than the third Friday-ofthe-month (‘‘End of Week Expirations’’ or ‘‘EOWs’’), and (b) the last trading day of the month (‘‘End of Month Expirations’’ or ‘‘EOMs’’). The text of the proposed rule change is provided below. (additions are italicized; deletions are [bracketed]) * * * * * Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated Rules * * * * * Rule 24.9. Terms of Index Option Contracts (a)–(d) No change. (e) End of Week/End of Month Expirations Pilot Program (‘‘EOW/EOM Pilot Program’’) (1) End of Week (‘‘EOW’’) Expirations. The Exchange may open for trading EOWs on any broad-based index eligible for regular options trading to expire on any Friday of the month, other than the third Friday-of-the-month. EOWs shall be subject to all provisions of this Rule 1 15 2 17 E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 30OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices and treated the same as options on the same underlying index that expire on either the Saturday following the third Friday of the month, for series expiring prior to February 1, 2015, or on the third Friday of the expiration month, for series expiring on or after February 1, 2015; provided, however, that EOWs shall be P.M.-settled. (2) End of Month (‘‘EOM’’) Expirations. The Exchange may open for trading EOMs on any broad-based index eligible for regular options trading to expire on last trading day of the month. EOMs shall be subject to all provisions of this Rule and treated the same as options on the same underlying index that expire on either the Saturday following the third Friday of the month, for series expiring prior to February 1, 2015, or on the third Friday of the expiration month, for series expiring on or after February 1, 2015; provided, however, that EOMs shall be P.M.settled. (3) Duration of EOW/EOM Pilot Program. The EOW/EOM Pilot Program shall be through [November 3, 2014] May 3, 2016. (4) EOW/EOM Trading Hours on the Last Trading Day. On the last trading day, transactions in expiring EOWs and EOMs may be effected on the Exchange between the hours of 8:30 a.m. (Chicago time) and 3:00 p.m. (Chicago time). This subsection (4) applies to all outstanding expiring EOW and EOM Expirations listed on or before May 6, 2011 and all EOWs and EOMs listed thereafter under the EOW/EOM Pilot Program. * * * Interpretations and Policies: .01–.14 No change * * * * * The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the Exchange’s Web site (http://www.cboe.com/AboutCBOE/ CBOELegalRegulatoryHome.aspx), at the Exchange’s Office of the Secretary, and at the Commission. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES II. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these 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 aspects of such statements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose On September 14, 2010, the Commission approved a CBOE proposal to establish a pilot program under which the Exchange is permitted to list P.M.-settled options on broad-based indexes to expire on (a) any Friday of the month, other than the third Fridayof-the-month, and (b) the last trading day of the month.3 Under the terms of the End of Week/End of Month Expirations Pilot Program (‘‘Program’’), EOWs and EOMs are permitted on any broad-based index that is eligible for regular options trading. EOWs and EOMs are cash-settled and have European-style exercise. The proposal became effective on a pilot basis for a period of fourteen months that commenced on the next full month after approval was received to establish the Program 4 and was subsequently extended.5 The Program is scheduled to expire on November 3, 2014. The Exchange believes that the Program has been successful and well received by its Trading Permit Holders and the investing public during that the time that it has been in operation. The Exchange hereby proposes to extend the Program until May 3, 2016. This proposal does not request any other changes to the Program. Pursuant to the order approving the establishment of the Program, two months prior to the conclusion of the pilot period, CBOE is required to submit an annual report to the Commission, which addresses the following areas: Analysis of Volume & Open Interest, Monthly Analysis of EOW & EOM Trading Patterns and Provisional Analysis of Index Price Volatility. The Exchange has submitted, under separate cover, the annual report in connection with the present proposed rule change. Confidential treatment under the Freedom of Information Act is requested regarding the annual report. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62911 (September 14, 2010), 75 FR 57539 (September 21, 2010) (order approving SR–CBOE–2009–075). 4 Id. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65741 (November 14, 2011), 76 FR 72016 (November 21, 2011) (immediately effective rule change extending the Program through February 14, 2013). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68933 (February 14, 2013), 78 FR 12374 (February 22, 2013) (immediately effective rule change extending the Program through April 14, 2014). See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 71836 (April 1, 2014), 79 FR 19139 (April 7, 2014) (immediately effective rule change extending the Program through November 3, 2014). PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64641 If, in the future, the Exchange proposes an additional extension of the Program, or should the Exchange propose to make the Program permanent (which the Exchange currently intends to do), the Exchange will submit an annual report (addressing the same areas referenced above and consistent with the order approving the establishment of the Program) to the Commission at least two months prior to the expiration date of the Program. The annual report will be provided to the Commission on a confidential basis. Any positions established under the Program will not be impacted by the expiration of the Program. The Exchange believes there is sufficient investor interest and demand in the Program to warrant its extension. The Exchange believes that the Program has provided investors with additional means of managing their risk exposures and carrying out their investment objectives. Furthermore, the Exchange has not experienced any adverse market effects with respect to the Program. The Exchange believes that the proposed extension of the Program will not have an adverse impact on capacity. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’) and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to the Exchange and, in particular, the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.6 Specifically, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) 7 requirements that the rules of an exchange be designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitation 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. Additionally, the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the Section 6(b)(5) 8 requirement that the rules of an exchange not be designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. In particular, the Exchange believes that the Program has been successful to date and states that it has not encountered any problems with the 6 15 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 8 Id. E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64642 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / Notices Program. The proposed rule change allows for an extension of the Program for the benefit of market participants. Additionally, the Exchange believes that there is demand for the expirations offered under the Program and believes that that EOWs and EOMs will continue to provide the investing public and other market participants increased opportunities to better manage their risk exposure. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition CBOE does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Specifically, the Exchange believes that, by extending the expiration of the Program, the proposed rule change will allow for further analysis of the Program and a determination of how the Program shall be structured in the future. In doing so, the proposed rule change will also serve to promote regulatory clarity and consistency, thereby reducing burdens on the marketplace and facilitating investor protection. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange neither solicited nor received comments on the proposed rule change. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action 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 for 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 9 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.10 The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Commission believes that 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). As required under Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii), 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, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. 10 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Oct 29, 2014 Jkt 235001 waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, as it will allow the pilot program to continue uninterrupted, thereby avoiding investor confusion that could result from a temporary interruption in the pilot program. For this reason, the Commission designates the proposed rule change to be operative upon filing.11 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 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– CBOE–2014–079 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–CBOE–2014–079. 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 11 For 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). PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room at 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–CBOE– 2014–079 and should be submitted on or before November 20, 2014. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.12 Kevin M. O’Neill, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–25779 Filed 10–29–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–73425; File No. SR–MIAX– 2014–55] Self-Regulatory Organizations; Miami International Securities Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the MIAX Options Fee Schedule October 24, 2014. Pursuant to the provisions of 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 October 16, 2014, Miami International Securities Exchange LLC (‘‘MIAX’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing a proposal to amend the MIAX Options Fee Schedule (the ‘‘Fee Schedule’’). The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange’s Web site at http://www.miaxoptions.com/filter/ 12 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-73422; File No. SR-CBOE-2014-079)


Self-Regulatory Organizations; Chicago Board Options Exchange, 
Incorporated; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a 
Proposed Rule Change To Renew an Existing Pilot Program

October 24, 2014.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 
(the ``Act''),\1\ and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,\2\ notice is hereby given 
that on October 16, 2014, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated 
(the ``Exchange'' or ``CBOE'') 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 
Exchange. 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\ 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 renew an existing pilot program until May 
3, 2016. Under the existing pilot program, the Exchange is permitted to 
list P.M.-settled options on broad-based indexes that expire on: (a) 
Any Friday of the month, other than the third Friday-of-the-month 
(``End of Week Expirations'' or ``EOWs''), and (b) the last trading day 
of the month (``End of Month Expirations'' or ``EOMs''). The text of 
the proposed rule change is provided below. (additions are italicized; 
deletions are [bracketed])

* * * * *
Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated

Rules
* * * * *
Rule 24.9. Terms of Index Option Contracts
    (a)-(d) No change.
    (e) End of Week/End of Month Expirations Pilot Program (``EOW/EOM 
Pilot Program'')
    (1) End of Week (``EOW'') Expirations. The Exchange may open for 
trading EOWs on any broad-based index eligible for regular options 
trading to expire on any Friday of the month, other than the third 
Friday-of-the-month. EOWs shall be subject to all provisions of this 
Rule

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and treated the same as options on the same underlying index that 
expire on either the Saturday following the third Friday of the month, 
for series expiring prior to February 1, 2015, or on the third Friday 
of the expiration month, for series expiring on or after February 1, 
2015; provided, however, that EOWs shall be P.M.-settled.
    (2) End of Month (``EOM'') Expirations. The Exchange may open for 
trading EOMs on any broad-based index eligible for regular options 
trading to expire on last trading day of the month. EOMs shall be 
subject to all provisions of this Rule and treated the same as options 
on the same underlying index that expire on either the Saturday 
following the third Friday of the month, for series expiring prior to 
February 1, 2015, or on the third Friday of the expiration month, for 
series expiring on or after February 1, 2015; provided, however, that 
EOMs shall be P.M.-settled.
    (3) Duration of EOW/EOM Pilot Program. The EOW/EOM Pilot Program 
shall be through [November 3, 2014] May 3, 2016.
    (4) EOW/EOM Trading Hours on the Last Trading Day. On the last 
trading day, transactions in expiring EOWs and EOMs may be effected on 
the Exchange between the hours of 8:30 a.m. (Chicago time) and 3:00 
p.m. (Chicago time). This subsection (4) applies to all outstanding 
expiring EOW and EOM Expirations listed on or before May 6, 2011 and 
all EOWs and EOMs listed thereafter under the EOW/EOM Pilot Program.

* * * Interpretations and Policies:
    .01-.14 No change
* * * * *
    The text of the proposed rule change is also available on the 
Exchange's Web site (http://www.cboe.com/AboutCBOE/CBOELegalRegulatoryHome.aspx), at the Exchange's Office of the 
Secretary, and at the Commission.

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

    In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements 
concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and 
discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The 
text of these 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 aspects of such 
statements.

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

1. Purpose

    On September 14, 2010, the Commission approved a CBOE proposal to 
establish a pilot program under which the Exchange is permitted to list 
P.M.-settled options on broad-based indexes to expire on (a) any Friday 
of the month, other than the third Friday-of-the-month, and (b) the 
last trading day of the month.\3\ Under the terms of the End of Week/
End of Month Expirations Pilot Program (``Program''), EOWs and EOMs are 
permitted on any broad-based index that is eligible for regular options 
trading. EOWs and EOMs are cash-settled and have European-style 
exercise. The proposal became effective on a pilot basis for a period 
of fourteen months that commenced on the next full month after approval 
was received to establish the Program \4\ and was subsequently 
extended.\5\ The Program is scheduled to expire on November 3, 2014. 
The Exchange believes that the Program has been successful and well 
received by its Trading Permit Holders and the investing public during 
that the time that it has been in operation. The Exchange hereby 
proposes to extend the Program until May 3, 2016. This proposal does 
not request any other changes to the Program.
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    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 62911 (September 14, 
2010), 75 FR 57539 (September 21, 2010) (order approving SR-CBOE-
2009-075).
    \4\ Id.
    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 65741 (November 14, 
2011), 76 FR 72016 (November 21, 2011) (immediately effective rule 
change extending the Program through February 14, 2013). See also 
Securities Exchange Act Release No. 68933 (February 14, 2013), 78 FR 
12374 (February 22, 2013) (immediately effective rule change 
extending the Program through April 14, 2014). See also Securities 
Exchange Act Release No. 71836 (April 1, 2014), 79 FR 19139 (April 
7, 2014) (immediately effective rule change extending the Program 
through November 3, 2014).
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    Pursuant to the order approving the establishment of the Program, 
two months prior to the conclusion of the pilot period, CBOE is 
required to submit an annual report to the Commission, which addresses 
the following areas: Analysis of Volume & Open Interest, Monthly 
Analysis of EOW & EOM Trading Patterns and Provisional Analysis of 
Index Price Volatility. The Exchange has submitted, under separate 
cover, the annual report in connection with the present proposed rule 
change. Confidential treatment under the Freedom of Information Act is 
requested regarding the annual report.
    If, in the future, the Exchange proposes an additional extension of 
the Program, or should the Exchange propose to make the Program 
permanent (which the Exchange currently intends to do), the Exchange 
will submit an annual report (addressing the same areas referenced 
above and consistent with the order approving the establishment of the 
Program) to the Commission at least two months prior to the expiration 
date of the Program. The annual report will be provided to the 
Commission on a confidential basis. Any positions established under the 
Program will not be impacted by the expiration of the Program.
    The Exchange believes there is sufficient investor interest and 
demand in the Program to warrant its extension. The Exchange believes 
that the Program has provided investors with additional means of 
managing their risk exposures and carrying out their investment 
objectives. Furthermore, the Exchange has not experienced any adverse 
market effects with respect to the Program.
    The Exchange believes that the proposed extension of the Program 
will not have an adverse impact on capacity.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with 
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ``Act'') and the rules and 
regulations thereunder applicable to the Exchange and, in particular, 
the requirements of Section 6(b) of the Act.\6\ Specifically, the 
Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the 
Section 6(b)(5) \7\ requirements that the rules of an exchange be 
designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to 
promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation 
and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, 
settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitation 
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. Additionally, 
the Exchange believes the proposed rule change is consistent with the 
Section 6(b)(5) \8\ requirement that the rules of an exchange not be 
designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, 
brokers, or dealers.
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    \6\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b).
    \7\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
    \8\ Id.
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    In particular, the Exchange believes that the Program has been 
successful to date and states that it has not encountered any problems 
with the

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Program. The proposed rule change allows for an extension of the 
Program for the benefit of market participants. Additionally, the 
Exchange believes that there is demand for the expirations offered 
under the Program and believes that that EOWs and EOMs will continue to 
provide the investing public and other market participants increased 
opportunities to better manage their risk exposure.

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

    CBOE does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any 
burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in 
furtherance of the purposes of the Act. Specifically, the Exchange 
believes that, by extending the expiration of the Program, the proposed 
rule change will allow for further analysis of the Program and a 
determination of how the Program shall be structured in the future. In 
doing so, the proposed rule change will also serve to promote 
regulatory clarity and consistency, thereby reducing burdens on the 
marketplace and facilitating investor protection.

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

    The Exchange neither solicited nor received comments on the 
proposed rule change.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for 
Commission Action

    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 for 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 \9\ and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.\10\
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    \9\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A).
    \10\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii). As required under Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii), 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, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission.
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    The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative 
delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon 
filing. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay 
is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, 
as it will allow the pilot program to continue uninterrupted, thereby 
avoiding investor confusion that could result from a temporary 
interruption in the pilot program. For this reason, the Commission 
designates the proposed rule change to be operative upon filing.\11\
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    \11\ For 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).
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    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 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-CBOE-2014-079 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-CBOE-2014-079. 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 at 100 F Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20549-1090 on official business days between the hours 
of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of such filing also will be 
available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the 
Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the 
Commission does not edit personal identifying information from 
submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make 
available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR-
CBOE-2014-079 and should be submitted on or before November 20, 2014.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\12\
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    \12\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Kevin M. O'Neill,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2014-25779 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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