Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Provide That the Exchange Would Not Be Required To Report to The Securities Information Processor an Official Closing Price, as Defined Under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an “M” Sale Condition, 89523-89525 [2016-29650]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2016 / Notices Dana.Hickman@RRB.GOV. Comments regarding the information collection should be addressed to Brian Foster, Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611– 1275 or emailed to Brian.Foster@ RRB.GOV. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Brian D. Foster, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–29602 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–79478; File No. SR–NYSE– 2016–75] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Provide That the Exchange Would Not Be Required To Report to The Securities Information Processor an Official Closing Price, as Defined Under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an ‘‘M’’ Sale Condition December 6, 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 November 23, 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 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. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes this rule change to provide that the Exchange would not be required to report to the securities information processor an Official Closing Price, as defined under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an ‘‘M’’ sale condition. 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. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Dec 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 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 is proposing to provide that the Exchange would not be required to report to the securities information processor (‘‘SIP’’) an Official Closing Price, as defined under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an ‘‘M’’ sale condition.4 This proposed rule change would not change how the Official Closing Price would be determined and disseminated if the Exchange is unable to conduct a closing transaction in one or more securities due to a systems or technical issue, as described in Rules 123C(1)(e)(ii)–(iv). As set forth in the SIP Specifications, a price reported to the SIP by an exchange under the ‘‘M’’ sale condition, which is called the ‘‘Market Center Official Close,’’ is not used for purposes of determining a consolidated last sale price or the high or low price of a security and does not include any volume information. Each exchange determines what price could be reported to the SIP as its ‘‘Market Center Official Close.’’ To date, the Exchange has not reported to the SIP a price with an ‘‘M’’ sale condition. By contrast, a trade reported to the SIP as a Market Center Closing Trade with a ‘‘6’’ sale condition includes volume information, is included in the consolidated last sale, and is included in the high or low price of a security. The Exchange reports to the SIP closing auction trades of a round lot or more with a ‘‘6’’ sale condition.5 4 For a description of all sale conditions that are reportable to the SIP, including the ‘‘M’’ and ‘‘6’’ sale conditions, see the Consolidated Tape System Participant Communications Interface Specification, dated September 15, 2016, at 87 (‘‘SIP Specifications’’), available here: https://www. ctaplan.com/publicdocs/ctaplan/notifications/ trader-update/cts_input_spec.pdf. 5 For example, under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), if there were no closing transaction in a security or if a PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89523 Recently, the Exchange amended Rule 123C(1)(e) to specify back-up procedures for determining an Official Closing Price for Exchange-listed securities if it is unable to conduct a closing transaction in one or more securities due to a systems or technical issue.6 In that Filing, the Exchange noted that once it implemented changes to how the Exchange determines the Official Closing Price, the Exchange ‘‘will disseminate to the SIP the Official Closing Price as an ‘‘M’’ value.’’ 7 With this proposed rule change, the Exchange is modifying this statement to permit, but not require, the Exchange to report a price with an ‘‘M’’ sale condition to the SIP when the Official Closing Price is determined under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i). Specifically, the Exchange does not believe that it should publish an Official Closing Price to the SIP as an ‘‘M’’ value if there has not been a lastsale eligible trade in a security on a trading day. For example, based on feedback from industry participants, the Exchange understands that certain market participants, such as index providers and mutual funds, follow a different method of determining a security’s closing price when there have not been any last-sale eligible trades on a trading day. Under these circumstances, the Exchange understands that an Official Closing Price reported to the SIP as an ‘‘M’’ sale condition that differs from how an industry market participant may determine such value for its own purposes could lead to confusion if a market participant’s systems read the ‘‘M’’ value published by the SIP that differs from their calculation. Accordingly, this proposed rule change is intended to provide that the Exchange would not be required to publish an Official Closing Price, as defined in Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an ‘‘M’’ sale condition to the SIP. And, as noted above, this proposed rule change would not alter how the Official Closing Price closing transaction is less than one round lot, the Exchange’s Official Closing Price will be the most recent last-sale eligible trade on the Exchange in such security on that trading day. By contrast, on NYSE Arca, Inc., under the same circumstances, the Official Closing Price will be the most recent consolidated last sale eligible trade during Core Trading Hours on that trading day. See NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. Rule 1.1(gg)(1)(A). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 78015 (June 8, 2016), 81 FR 38747 (June 14, 2016) (SR– NYSE–2016–18; SR–NYSEMKT–2016–31) (Approval Order) and 77305 (March 7, 2016), 81 FR 12977 (March 11, 2016) (Notice of Filing). 7 See id. at 12978. See also Securities Exchange Act Release No. 76598 (December 9, 2015), 80 FR 77688 (December 15, 2015) (SR–NYSE–2015–62) (Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change to define the term ‘‘Official Closing Price’’). E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 89524 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2016 / Notices would be disseminated under Rules 123C(1)(e)(ii)–(iv). mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,8 in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,9 in particular, in that it is 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 facilitating transactions in securities, and to remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system because it would provide transparency that the Exchange’s is not required to report a price to the SIP as an ‘‘M’’ sale condition. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act because the ‘‘M’’ sale condition does not contribute to the consolidated last sale price for a security, the high or low price of a security, or reported volume for a security, and therefore is an informational value. The Exchange further believes that this proposed rule change is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because it would reduce confusion by eliminating publication to the SIP of a price that may conflict with how an index provider or mutual fund determines that value for a security if there are no last-sale eligible trades on a trading day. Finally, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system because it would apply only when the Exchange is fully operational. If the Exchange is unable to conduct a closing transaction due to a systems or technical issue, current Rule 123C(1)(ii)—(iv) would govern, with no change. B. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement on Burden on Competition The Exchange 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. The proposed rule change is not designed to 8 15 9 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Dec 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 address any competitive issues, but rather to specify that the Exchange would not be required to report an Official Closing Price to the SIP as an ‘‘M’’ sale condition if there has not been a last-sale eligible trade on a trading day. 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 10 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder.11 Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder. A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) 12 normally does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b4(f)(6)(iii),13 the Commission may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Exchange believes that waiving the operative delay would be consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because it would make transparent that the Exchange would not report an ‘‘M’’ sale condition to the SIP for a security if there has not been a lastsale eligible trade on a trading day. The Exchange further believes that the 10 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b– 4(f)(6)(iii) requires the Exchange to give the Commission written notice of the Exchange’s intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a brief description and 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. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement. 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 13 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 11 17 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 proposed rule change is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because it would not change how an Official Closing Price would be disseminated under Exchange Rule 123C(1)(e)(ii)–(iv). The Commission believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because it clarifies the Exchange’s reporting practices while maintaining its procedures for reporting and disseminating an Official Closing Price. Accordingly, the Commission hereby waives the 30-day operative delay and designates the proposal operative upon filing.14 At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) 15 of the Act to determine whether the proposed rule change should be approved or disapproved. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an email to rule-comments@ sec.gov. Please include File Number SR– NYSE–2016–75 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Brent J. Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE–2016–75. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s 14 For purposes only of waiving the operative delay of this proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 15 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 238 / Monday, December 12, 2016 / Notices 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–NYSE– 2016–75 and should be submitted on or before January 3, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.16 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29650 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–79480; File No. SR– NYSEArca–2016–130] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE Arca, Inc.; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change Amending NYSE Arca Equities Rules 7.35 (Auctions), 7.10 (Clearly Erroneous Executions), 7.31 (Orders and Modifiers), and 7.11 (Limit Up—Limit Down Plan and Trading Pauses in Individual Securities Due to Extraordinary Market Volatility) amend NYSE Arca Equities Rules 7.35 (Auctions), 7.10 (Clearly Erroneous Executions), 7.31 (Orders and Modifiers), and 7.11 (Limit Up—Limit Down Plan and Trading Pauses in Individual Securities Due to Extraordinary Market Volatility). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on October 24, 2016.3 The Commission received no comments on the proposed rule change. Section 19(b)(2) of the Act 4 provides that, within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 45th day after publication of the notice for this proposed rule change is December 8, 2016. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period. The Commission finds that it is appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change so that it has sufficient time to consider the proposed rule change. Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,5 designates January 22, 2017 as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change (File Number SR– NYSEArca–2016–130). For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.6 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–29652 Filed 12–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES December 6, 2016. On October 4, 2016, NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’) 1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 a proposed rule change to 16 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:59 Dec 09, 2016 Jkt 241001 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79107 (October 18, 2016), 81 FR 73159. 4 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2). 5 Id. 6 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(31). PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 89525 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–79486; File No. SR–BOX– 2016–54] Self-Regulatory Organizations; BOX Options Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Fee Schedule on the BOX Market LLC (‘‘BOX’’) Options Facility December 6, 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 November 23, 2016, BOX Options Exchange LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’) 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 filed the proposed rule change pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(ii) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) 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 the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange is filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) a proposed rule change to amend the Fee Schedule on the BOX Market LLC (‘‘BOX’’) options facility. While changes to the fee schedule pursuant to this proposal will be effective upon filing, the changes will become operative on December 1, 2016. The text of the proposed rule change is available from the principal office of the Exchange, at the Commission’s Public Reference Room and also on the Exchange’s Internet Web site at http:// boxexchange.com. 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 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(ii). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-79478; File No. SR-NYSE-2016-75]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To 
Provide That the Exchange Would Not Be Required To Report to The 
Securities Information Processor an Official Closing Price, as Defined 
Under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an ``M'' Sale Condition

December 6, 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 November 23, 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 
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).
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes this rule change to provide that the Exchange 
would not be required to report to the securities information processor 
an Official Closing Price, as defined under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an 
``M'' sale condition. 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 is proposing to provide that the Exchange would not be 
required to report to the securities information processor (``SIP'') an 
Official Closing Price, as defined under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an 
``M'' sale condition.\4\ This proposed rule change would not change how 
the Official Closing Price would be determined and disseminated if the 
Exchange is unable to conduct a closing transaction in one or more 
securities due to a systems or technical issue, as described in Rules 
123C(1)(e)(ii)-(iv).
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    \4\ For a description of all sale conditions that are reportable 
to the SIP, including the ``M'' and ``6'' sale conditions, see the 
Consolidated Tape System Participant Communications Interface 
Specification, dated September 15, 2016, at 87 (``SIP 
Specifications''), available here: https://www.ctaplan.com/publicdocs/ctaplan/notifications/trader-update/cts_input_spec.pdf.
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    As set forth in the SIP Specifications, a price reported to the SIP 
by an exchange under the ``M'' sale condition, which is called the 
``Market Center Official Close,'' is not used for purposes of 
determining a consolidated last sale price or the high or low price of 
a security and does not include any volume information. Each exchange 
determines what price could be reported to the SIP as its ``Market 
Center Official Close.'' To date, the Exchange has not reported to the 
SIP a price with an ``M'' sale condition.
    By contrast, a trade reported to the SIP as a Market Center Closing 
Trade with a ``6'' sale condition includes volume information, is 
included in the consolidated last sale, and is included in the high or 
low price of a security. The Exchange reports to the SIP closing 
auction trades of a round lot or more with a ``6'' sale condition.\5\
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    \5\ For example, under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), if there were no 
closing transaction in a security or if a closing transaction is 
less than one round lot, the Exchange's Official Closing Price will 
be the most recent last-sale eligible trade on the Exchange in such 
security on that trading day. By contrast, on NYSE Arca, Inc., under 
the same circumstances, the Official Closing Price will be the most 
recent consolidated last sale eligible trade during Core Trading 
Hours on that trading day. See NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. Rule 
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    Recently, the Exchange amended Rule 123C(1)(e) to specify back-up 
procedures for determining an Official Closing Price for Exchange-
listed securities if it is unable to conduct a closing transaction in 
one or more securities due to a systems or technical issue.\6\ In that 
Filing, the Exchange noted that once it implemented changes to how the 
Exchange determines the Official Closing Price, the Exchange ``will 
disseminate to the SIP the Official Closing Price as an ``M'' value.'' 
\7\
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    \6\ See Securities Exchange Act Release Nos. 78015 (June 8, 
2016), 81 FR 38747 (June 14, 2016) (SR-NYSE-2016-18; SR-NYSEMKT-
2016-31) (Approval Order) and 77305 (March 7, 2016), 81 FR 12977 
(March 11, 2016) (Notice of Filing).
    \7\ See id. at 12978. See also Securities Exchange Act Release 
No. 76598 (December 9, 2015), 80 FR 77688 (December 15, 2015) (SR-
NYSE-2015-62) (Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of 
Proposed Rule Change to define the term ``Official Closing Price'').
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    With this proposed rule change, the Exchange is modifying this 
statement to permit, but not require, the Exchange to report a price 
with an ``M'' sale condition to the SIP when the Official Closing Price 
is determined under Rule 123C(1)(e)(i). Specifically, the Exchange does 
not believe that it should publish an Official Closing Price to the SIP 
as an ``M'' value if there has not been a last-sale eligible trade in a 
security on a trading day. For example, based on feedback from industry 
participants, the Exchange understands that certain market 
participants, such as index providers and mutual funds, follow a 
different method of determining a security's closing price when there 
have not been any last-sale eligible trades on a trading day. Under 
these circumstances, the Exchange understands that an Official Closing 
Price reported to the SIP as an ``M'' sale condition that differs from 
how an industry market participant may determine such value for its own 
purposes could lead to confusion if a market participant's systems read 
the ``M'' value published by the SIP that differs from their 
calculation.
    Accordingly, this proposed rule change is intended to provide that 
the Exchange would not be required to publish an Official Closing 
Price, as defined in Rule 123C(1)(e)(i), as an ``M'' sale condition to 
the SIP. And, as noted above, this proposed rule change would not alter 
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would be disseminated under Rules 123C(1)(e)(ii)-(iv).
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Act,\8\ in general, and furthers the 
objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\9\ in particular, in that it 
is 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 facilitating 
transactions in securities, and to remove impediments to and perfect 
the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system.
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    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would remove 
impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and 
a national market system because it would provide transparency that the 
Exchange's is not required to report a price to the SIP as an ``M'' 
sale condition. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is 
consistent with the Act because the ``M'' sale condition does not 
contribute to the consolidated last sale price for a security, the high 
or low price of a security, or reported volume for a security, and 
therefore is an informational value. The Exchange further believes that 
this proposed rule change is consistent with the protection of 
investors and the public interest because it would reduce confusion by 
eliminating publication to the SIP of a price that may conflict with 
how an index provider or mutual fund determines that value for a 
security if there are no last-sale eligible trades on a trading day. 
Finally, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change would 
remove impediments to and perfect the mechanism of a free and open 
market and a national market system because it would apply only when 
the Exchange is fully operational. If the Exchange is unable to conduct 
a closing transaction due to a systems or technical issue, current Rule 
123C(1)(ii)--(iv) would govern, with no change.

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

    The Exchange 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. The proposed rule change is 
not designed to address any competitive issues, but rather to specify 
that the Exchange would not be required to report an Official Closing 
Price to the SIP as an ``M'' sale condition if there has not been a 
last-sale eligible trade on a trading day.

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 \10\ and Rule 19b-4(f)(6) thereunder.\11\ 
Because the proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the 
protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any 
significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative prior to 
30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as 
the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of 
investors and the public interest, the proposed rule change has become 
effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act and Rule 19b-
4(f)(6)(iii) thereunder.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).
    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) 
requires the Exchange to give the Commission written notice of the 
Exchange's intent to file the proposed rule change, along with a 
brief description and 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. The 
Exchange has satisfied this requirement.
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    A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) \12\ normally 
does not become operative prior to 30 days after the date of the 
filing. However, pursuant to Rule 19b4(f)(6)(iii),\13\ the Commission 
may designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the 
protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked 
the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal 
may become operative immediately upon filing. The Exchange believes 
that waiving the operative delay would be consistent with the 
protection of investors and the public interest because it would make 
transparent that the Exchange would not report an ``M'' sale condition 
to the SIP for a security if there has not been a last-sale eligible 
trade on a trading day. The Exchange further believes that the proposed 
rule change is consistent with the protection of investors and the 
public interest because it would not change how an Official Closing 
Price would be disseminated under Exchange Rule 123C(1)(e)(ii)-(iv). 
The Commission believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with the protection of investors and the public interest because it 
clarifies the Exchange's reporting practices while maintaining its 
procedures for reporting and disseminating an Official Closing Price. 
Accordingly, the Commission hereby waives the 30-day operative delay 
and designates the proposal operative upon filing.\14\
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    \12\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \13\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
    \14\ For purposes only of waiving the operative delay of this 
proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule's impact 
on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).
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    At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule 
change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule 
change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or 
appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or 
otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission 
takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings under 
Section 19(b)(2)(B) \15\ of the Act to determine whether the proposed 
rule change should be approved or disapproved.
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    \15\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B).
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IV. Solicitation of Comments

    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and 
arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 
change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of 
the following methods:

Electronic Comments

     Use the Commission's Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml); or
     Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include 
File Number SR-NYSE-2016-75 on the subject line.

Paper Comments

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

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSE-2016-75. This file 
number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help 
the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, 
please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on 
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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-NYSE-2016-75 and should be 
submitted on or before January 3, 2017.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\16\
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    \16\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2016-29650 Filed 12-9-16; 8:45 am]
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