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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Express Contract 34 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2016–93, CP2016–118. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. 3642 and 3632(b)(3), on March 4, 2016, it filed with the Postal Regulatory Commission a Request of the United States Postal Service to Add Priority Mail Contract 194 to Competitive Product List. Documents are available at www.prc.gov, Docket Nos. MC2016–91, CP2016–116. Stanley F. Mires, Attorney, Federal Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–05514 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P [FR Doc. 2016–05516 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Notice. 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BILLING CODE 7710–12–P [FR Doc. 2016–05511 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7710–12–P POSTAL SERVICE Product Change—Priority Mail Negotiated Service Agreement SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Postal ServiceTM. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [Release No. 34–77308; File No. SR–BYX– 2016–07] The Postal Service gives notice of filing a request with the Postal Regulatory Commission to add a domestic shipping services contract to the list of Negotiated Service Agreements in the Mail Classification Schedule’s Competitive Products List. DATES: Effective date: March 11, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth A. Reed, 202–268–3179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Postal Service® hereby gives notice that, pursuant to 39 U.S.C. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Y-Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend Its Rules as Well as Certain Corporate Documents of the Exchange To Reflect a Legal Name Change by BATS Global Markets, Inc. and the Legal Names of Certain Subsidiaries Pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the PO 00000 Frm 00118 ‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 26, 2016, Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. f/k/a BATS Y-Exchange, Inc. (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘BYX’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated this proposal as one being concerned solely with the administration of the Exchange pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(3) thereunder,4 which renders the proposal effective upon filing with the Commission. 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 proposing a rule change to amend its rules as well as certain corporate documents of the Exchange to reflect a legal name change by the Exchange’s ultimate parent entity, BATS Global Markets, Inc. (the ‘‘Parent’’) to Bats Global Markets, Inc., and the legal names of certain of the Parent’s subsidiaries. As a result of this change, the Exchange also proposes to amend its rules to change its name from BYX Exchange, Inc. to Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. throughout its rules and corporate documents. The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange’s Web site at www.batstrading.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 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 parts of such statements. 1 15 March 7, 2016. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12975 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(3). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 12976 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The Exchange, on behalf of its Parent, recently filed to change the Parent’s legal name from ‘‘BATS Global Markets, Inc.’’ to ‘‘Bats Global Markets, Inc.’’ 5 For the purposes of consistency, certain of the Parent’s subsidiaries have also undertaken to change their legal names. As a result, the Exchange also proposes to change its name from BATS YExchange, Inc. to Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. throughout its rules and corporate documents (collectively, with the other legal name changes for the Parent and certain of its subsidiaries, the ‘‘name changes’’).6 Therefore, the Exchange proposes to amend its: (i) Rulebook; (ii) fee schedule issued pursuant to Exchange Rules 15.1(a) and (c) (‘‘Fee Schedule’’); (iii) Certificate of Incorporation (‘‘Certificate’’); and (iv) Third Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Exchange (‘‘Bylaws’’) (collectively, the ‘‘Operative Documents’’) to reflect the name change and to replace all references to ‘‘BATS’’ with ‘‘Bats’’. The Exchange proposes to replace all references to BATS with Bats throughout the Exchange’s Rulebook and Fee Schedule. The Exchange understands that its affiliated Exchanges also intend to file similar proposed rule changes with the Commission to amend their exchange names.7 Therefore, the Exchange proposes to amend the following rules to reflect the name changes, including the expected filings by its affiliates to amend their names: Rule 1.5 (Definitions), Rule 2.3 (Member Eligibility), Rule 2.10 (Affiliation Between Exchange and a Member), Rule 2.11 (BATS Trading, Inc. as Outbound Router), Rule 2.12 (BATS Trading, Inc. as Inbound Router), Rule 11.1 (Hours of Trading and Trading Days), Rule 11.8 (Obligations of Market Makers), Rule 11.9 (Orders and Modifiers), Rule 11.12 (Priority of Orders), Rule 11.13 (Order Execution and Routing), Rule 11.14 (Trade Execution and Reporting), Rule 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 77156 (February 17, 2016) (SR–BYX–2016–02). 6 The Exchange initially filed the proposed fee [sic] change on February 19, 2016 (SR–BYX–2016– 06). On February 26, 2016, the Exchange withdrew that filing and submitted this filing. 7 The Exchange’s affiliates are EDGA Exchange, Inc., BATS Exchange, Inc. and EDGX Exchange, Inc. The Exchange understands that proposed rule changes are to be filed by each of its affiliates to amend their names as follows: EDGA Exchange, Inc. would be changed to Bats EDGA Exchange, Inc., BATS Exchange, Inc. would be amended to Bats BZX Exchange, Inc., and EDGX Exchange, Inc. would be amended to Bats EDGX Exchange, Inc. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 Jkt 238001 11.18 (Trading Halts Due to Extraordinary Market Volatility), Rule 11.22 (Data Products), Rule 11.23 (Opening Process), Rule 11.24 (Retail Price Improvement Program), Rule 11.26 (Usage of Data Feeds), Rule 13.8 (BATS Connect), Rule 14.2 (Investment Company Units), and Rule 14.8 (Portfolio Depository Receipts). Throughout these rules, the Exchange proposes the following changes: • All references to ‘‘BATS YExchange’’, ‘‘BATS Y-EXCHANGE’’ and ‘‘BATS Y-EXCHANGE, Inc.’’ are proposed to be changed to ‘‘Bats BYX Exchange, Inc.’’; • All references to ‘‘BATS’’ are proposed to be changed to ‘‘Bats’’; • All references to ‘‘BATS Exchange, Inc.’’ are proposed to be changed to ‘‘Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.’’; • All references to ‘‘EDGX Exchange, Inc.’’ are proposed to be changed to ‘‘Bats EDGX Exchange, Inc.’’; • All references to ‘‘EDGA Exchange, Inc.’’ are proposed to be changed to ‘‘Bats EDGA Exchange, Inc.’’ • All references to ‘‘BATS Book’’, ‘‘BATS market orders’’, ‘‘BATS Post Only Orders’’, and ‘‘BATS Only Orders’’, are proposed to be changed to ‘‘BYX Book’’, ‘‘BYX market orders’’, ‘‘BYX Post Only Orders’’, and ‘‘BYX Only Orders’’, respectively.8 In addition to these changes, the Exchange proposes to modify its Fee Schedules to reflect the name change of the Exchange to Bats BYX Exchange 9 and to change all references to ‘‘BATS’’ to instead refer to ‘‘Bats’’. The Exchange also proposes on its Fee Schedule to refer to its affiliate, Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (as proposed to be re-named), simply as ‘‘BZX’’. The Exchange believes that this is more consistent with other references on the Fee Schedule, such as the general references to ‘‘EDGA’’, which refer to the Exchange’s affiliate, Bats EDGA 8 The Exchange notes that ‘‘BATS’’ has previously been used by the Exchange as a generic term to describe various types of functionality and services offerings. In other instances, the Exchange has indeed used the acronym BYX to describe its functionality and offerings. For example, Rule 11.22(k) is titled ‘‘BYX Book Viewer’’ and described a market data product offered by the Exchange. In addition, the Fee Schedule also includes BYX in the title of the Exchange’s market data products. The Exchange does not propose to amend the names of these products and, as noted above, proposes to convert the types of functionality referring to ‘‘BATS’’ to instead refer to ‘‘BYX’’. 9 The Exchange notes that the Exchange will continue to be referred to as ‘‘BYX’’ in certain areas of the Fee Schedules. These areas of the Fee Schedules are: (i) The Fee Codes and Associated Fees table; (ii) footnote 6; (ii) footnote 7; (iii) the Bats Connect pricing table; and (iv) in the Unicast Access—Order Entry section of its Fee Schedule. PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Exchange, Inc. (as proposed to be renamed). The Exchange also proposes to amend Article First of the Certificate to change the name of the Exchange to Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. and make conforming changes throughout, including the title of the Certificate. The Exchange proposes to amend the Bylaws to amend the title to reflect that the Bylaws will be titled the ‘‘FOURTH AMENDED AND RESTATED BYLAWS OF BATS BYX EXCHANGE, INC.’’ The Exchange also proposes to amend Article I, paragraph (f) and Article XI, section 2 to reflect the name changes. The name change from BATS YExchange, Inc. to Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. is a non-substantive change. No changes to the ownership or structure of the Exchange or BATS Global Markets, Inc. have taken place. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with section 6(b) of the Act,10 in general, and furthers the objectives of section 6(b)(5) of the Act,11 in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, 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 also believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b)(1) of the Act 12 in that it is designed to continue to ensure that the Exchange is so organized and has the capacity to carry out the purposes of Act and to comply, and enforce compliance by its members with the provisions of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder, and rules of the Exchange. The Exchange is proposing amendments to the Operative Documents to effectuate its name change to Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. and to reflect the name changes of its affiliates. These changes are limited to capitalization and ministerial name changes and to reflect similar proposed rule changes to be submitted to the Commission by the Exchange’s affiliates. The Exchange believes that the changes will protect investors and the public interest by eliminating confusion that may exist because of differences between its corporate name and the new naming conventions of the Parent and its subsidiaries, including the Exchange. 10 15 U.S.C. 78f. U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 12 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1). 11 15 E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2016 / Notices B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition Because the rule change proposes ministerial changes related to the administration, and not the governance or operation, of the Exchange, the Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. C. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received any unsolicited written comments from Members or other interested parties. III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action Because it is concerned solely with the administration of the Exchange, the foregoing proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 13 and Rule 19b–4(f)(3) thereunder.14 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: (1) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (2) for the protection of investors; or (3) otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION All submissions should refer to File Number SR–BYX–2016–07. 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–BYX– 2016–07, and should be submitted on or before April 1, 2016. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.15 Robert W. Errett, Deputy Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–05439 Filed 3–10–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P [Release No. 34–77305; File No. SR–NYSE– 2016–18] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Amending Rule 123C To Provide for How the Exchange Would Determine an Official Closing Price if the Exchange is Unable To Conduct a Closing Transaction March 7, 2016. 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 February 25, 2016, 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, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the selfregulatory organization. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend Rule 123C to provide for how the Exchange would determine an Official Closing Price if the Exchange is unable to conduct a closing transaction. 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. 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– BYX–2016–07 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). 14 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(3). 13 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:56 Mar 10, 2016 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 48 (Friday, March 11, 2016)]
[Notices]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-77308; File No. SR-BYX-2016-07]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Y-Exchange, Inc.; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend 
Its Rules as Well as Certain Corporate Documents of the Exchange To 
Reflect a Legal Name Change by BATS Global Markets, Inc. and the Legal 
Names of Certain Subsidiaries

March 7, 2016.
    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 February 26, 2016, Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. f/k/a BATS Y-
Exchange, Inc. (the ``Exchange'' or ``BYX'') filed with the Securities 
and Exchange Commission (``Commission'') the proposed rule change as 
described in Items I, II and III below, which Items have been prepared 
by the Exchange. The Exchange has designated this proposal as one being 
concerned solely with the administration of the Exchange pursuant to 
section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \3\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(3) 
thereunder,\4\ which renders the proposal effective upon filing with 
the Commission. 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.
    \3\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \4\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(3).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange is proposing a rule change to amend its rules as well 
as certain corporate documents of the Exchange to reflect a legal name 
change by the Exchange's ultimate parent entity, BATS Global Markets, 
Inc. (the ``Parent'') to Bats Global Markets, Inc., and the legal names 
of certain of the Parent's subsidiaries. As a result of this change, 
the Exchange also proposes to amend its rules to change its name from 
BYX Exchange, Inc. to Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. throughout its rules and 
corporate documents.
    The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Exchange's 
Web site at www.batstrading.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 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 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 Exchange, on behalf of its Parent, recently filed to change the 
Parent's legal name from ``BATS Global Markets, Inc.'' to ``Bats Global 
Markets, Inc.'' \5\ For the purposes of consistency, certain of the 
Parent's subsidiaries have also undertaken to change their legal names. 
As a result, the Exchange also proposes to change its name from BATS Y-
Exchange, Inc. to Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. throughout its rules and 
corporate documents (collectively, with the other legal name changes 
for the Parent and certain of its subsidiaries, the ``name 
changes'').\6\ Therefore, the Exchange proposes to amend its: (i) 
Rulebook; (ii) fee schedule issued pursuant to Exchange Rules 15.1(a) 
and (c) (``Fee Schedule''); (iii) Certificate of Incorporation 
(``Certificate''); and (iv) Third Amended and Restated Bylaws of the 
Exchange (``Bylaws'') (collectively, the ``Operative Documents'') to 
reflect the name change and to replace all references to ``BATS'' with 
``Bats''.
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    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 77156 (February 17, 
2016) (SR-BYX-2016-02).
    \6\ The Exchange initially filed the proposed fee [sic] change 
on February 19, 2016 (SR-BYX-2016-06). On February 26, 2016, the 
Exchange withdrew that filing and submitted this filing.
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    The Exchange proposes to replace all references to BATS with Bats 
throughout the Exchange's Rulebook and Fee Schedule. The Exchange 
understands that its affiliated Exchanges also intend to file similar 
proposed rule changes with the Commission to amend their exchange 
names.\7\ Therefore, the Exchange proposes to amend the following rules 
to reflect the name changes, including the expected filings by its 
affiliates to amend their names: Rule 1.5 (Definitions), Rule 2.3 
(Member Eligibility), Rule 2.10 (Affiliation Between Exchange and a 
Member), Rule 2.11 (BATS Trading, Inc. as Outbound Router), Rule 2.12 
(BATS Trading, Inc. as Inbound Router), Rule 11.1 (Hours of Trading and 
Trading Days), Rule 11.8 (Obligations of Market Makers), Rule 11.9 
(Orders and Modifiers), Rule 11.12 (Priority of Orders), Rule 11.13 
(Order Execution and Routing), Rule 11.14 (Trade Execution and 
Reporting), Rule 11.18 (Trading Halts Due to Extraordinary Market 
Volatility), Rule 11.22 (Data Products), Rule 11.23 (Opening Process), 
Rule 11.24 (Retail Price Improvement Program), Rule 11.26 (Usage of 
Data Feeds), Rule 13.8 (BATS Connect), Rule 14.2 (Investment Company 
Units), and Rule 14.8 (Portfolio Depository Receipts). Throughout these 
rules, the Exchange proposes the following changes:
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    \7\ The Exchange's affiliates are EDGA Exchange, Inc., BATS 
Exchange, Inc. and EDGX Exchange, Inc. The Exchange understands that 
proposed rule changes are to be filed by each of its affiliates to 
amend their names as follows: EDGA Exchange, Inc. would be changed 
to Bats EDGA Exchange, Inc., BATS Exchange, Inc. would be amended to 
Bats BZX Exchange, Inc., and EDGX Exchange, Inc. would be amended to 
Bats EDGX Exchange, Inc.
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     All references to ``BATS Y-Exchange'', ``BATS Y-EXCHANGE'' 
and ``BATS Y-EXCHANGE, Inc.'' are proposed to be changed to ``Bats BYX 
Exchange, Inc.'';
     All references to ``BATS'' are proposed to be changed to 
``Bats'';
     All references to ``BATS Exchange, Inc.'' are proposed to 
be changed to ``Bats BZX Exchange, Inc.'';
     All references to ``EDGX Exchange, Inc.'' are proposed to 
be changed to ``Bats EDGX Exchange, Inc.'';
     All references to ``EDGA Exchange, Inc.'' are proposed to 
be changed to ``Bats EDGA Exchange, Inc.''
     All references to ``BATS Book'', ``BATS market orders'', 
``BATS Post Only Orders'', and ``BATS Only Orders'', are proposed to be 
changed to ``BYX Book'', ``BYX market orders'', ``BYX Post Only 
Orders'', and ``BYX Only Orders'', respectively.\8\
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    \8\ The Exchange notes that ``BATS'' has previously been used by 
the Exchange as a generic term to describe various types of 
functionality and services offerings. In other instances, the 
Exchange has indeed used the acronym BYX to describe its 
functionality and offerings. For example, Rule 11.22(k) is titled 
``BYX Book Viewer'' and described a market data product offered by 
the Exchange. In addition, the Fee Schedule also includes BYX in the 
title of the Exchange's market data products. The Exchange does not 
propose to amend the names of these products and, as noted above, 
proposes to convert the types of functionality referring to ``BATS'' 
to instead refer to ``BYX''.
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    In addition to these changes, the Exchange proposes to modify its 
Fee Schedules to reflect the name change of the Exchange to Bats BYX 
Exchange \9\ and to change all references to ``BATS'' to instead refer 
to ``Bats''. The Exchange also proposes on its Fee Schedule to refer to 
its affiliate, Bats BZX Exchange, Inc. (as proposed to be re-named), 
simply as ``BZX''. The Exchange believes that this is more consistent 
with other references on the Fee Schedule, such as the general 
references to ``EDGA'', which refer to the Exchange's affiliate, Bats 
EDGA Exchange, Inc. (as proposed to be re-named).
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    \9\ The Exchange notes that the Exchange will continue to be 
referred to as ``BYX'' in certain areas of the Fee Schedules. These 
areas of the Fee Schedules are: (i) The Fee Codes and Associated 
Fees table; (ii) footnote 6; (ii) footnote 7; (iii) the Bats Connect 
pricing table; and (iv) in the Unicast Access--Order Entry section 
of its Fee Schedule.
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    The Exchange also proposes to amend Article First of the 
Certificate to change the name of the Exchange to Bats BYX Exchange, 
Inc. and make conforming changes throughout, including the title of the 
Certificate. The Exchange proposes to amend the Bylaws to amend the 
title to reflect that the Bylaws will be titled the ``FOURTH AMENDED 
AND RESTATED BYLAWS OF BATS BYX EXCHANGE, INC.'' The Exchange also 
proposes to amend Article I, paragraph (f) and Article XI, section 2 to 
reflect the name changes.
    The name change from BATS Y-Exchange, Inc. to Bats BYX Exchange, 
Inc. is a non-substantive change. No changes to the ownership or 
structure of the Exchange or BATS Global Markets, Inc. have taken 
place.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with section 
6(b) of the Act,\10\ in general, and furthers the objectives of section 
6(b)(5) of the Act,\11\ in particular, in that it is designed to 
promote just and equitable principles of trade, 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 also believes that the proposed rule change is 
consistent with section 6(b)(1) of the Act \12\ in that it is designed 
to continue to ensure that the Exchange is so organized and has the 
capacity to carry out the purposes of Act and to comply, and enforce 
compliance by its members with the provisions of the Act and the rules 
and regulations thereunder, and rules of the Exchange. The Exchange is 
proposing amendments to the Operative Documents to effectuate its name 
change to Bats BYX Exchange, Inc. and to reflect the name changes of 
its affiliates. These changes are limited to capitalization and 
ministerial name changes and to reflect similar proposed rule changes 
to be submitted to the Commission by the Exchange's affiliates. The 
Exchange believes that the changes will protect investors and the 
public interest by eliminating confusion that may exist because of 
differences between its corporate name and the new naming conventions 
of the Parent and its subsidiaries, including the Exchange.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78f.
    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
    \12\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1).

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

    Because the rule change proposes ministerial changes related to the 
administration, and not the governance or operation, of the Exchange, 
the Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose 
any burden on competition not necessary or appropriate in furtherance 
of the purposes of the Act.

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

    The Exchange has not solicited, and does not intend to solicit, 
comments on this proposed rule change. The Exchange has not received 
any unsolicited written comments from Members or other interested 
parties.

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

    Because it is concerned solely with the administration of the 
Exchange, the foregoing proposed rule change has become effective 
pursuant to section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \13\ and Rule 19b-
4(f)(3) thereunder.\14\
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    \13\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \14\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(3).
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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: (1) 
Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (2) for the protection 
of investors; or (3) otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the 
Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall 
institute proceedings 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:

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-BYX-2016-07 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-BYX-2016-07. 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-BYX-2016-07, and should be 
submitted on or before April 1, 2016.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\15\
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    \15\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Robert W. Errett,
Deputy Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-05439 Filed 3-10-16; 8:45 am]
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