Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Order Instituting Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change Amending Rule 104 To Delete Subsection (g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibiting Designated Market Makers From Establishing a New High (Low) Price on the Exchange in a Security the DMM Has a Long (Short) Position During the Last Ten Minutes Prior to the Close of Trading, 11388-11389 [2017-03399]

Download as PDF 11388 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted in writing within 60 days of this publication. Please direct your written comments to Pamela Dyson, Director/Chief Information Officer, Securities and Exchange Commission, C/O Remi Pavlik-Simon, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549; or send an email to: PRA_Mailbox@sec.gov. Dated: February 15, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03423 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80044; File No. SR–NYSE– 2016–71] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Order Instituting Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a Proposed Rule Change Amending Rule 104 To Delete Subsection (g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibiting Designated Market Makers From Establishing a New High (Low) Price on the Exchange in a Security the DMM Has a Long (Short) Position During the Last Ten Minutes Prior to the Close of Trading sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES February 15, 2017. I. Introduction On October 27, 2016, New York Stock Exchange LLC (‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE’’) 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 amending Rule 104 to delete subsection (g)(i)(A)(III), which prohibits Designated Market Makers (‘‘DMMs’’) from establishing, during the last ten minutes of trading before the close, a new high (low) price for the day on the Exchange in a security in which the DMM has a long (short) position (‘‘Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition’’). The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on November 17, 2016.3 On December, 20, 1016, the Commission extended to February 15, 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79284 (Nov. 10, 2016), 81 FR 81222 (Nov. 17, 2016) (‘‘Notice’’). 2 17 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 2017, the time period in which to approve the proposal, disapprove the proposal, or institute proceedings to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposal.4 The Commission has received no comments on the proposal. This order institutes proceedings under Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act to determine whether to approve or disapprove the proposal. Exchange during the last ten minutes can rapidly evaporate following trades in away markets. Because DMMs do not have the ability to direct or influence trading, or to control intra-day prices, that specialists had before the implementation of Regulation NMS, the Exchange asserts, the Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition is anachronistic.9 II. Description of the Proposal Currently, under Exchange Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III), a DMM with a long (short) position in a security cannot, during the last ten minutes before the close of trading, make a purchase (sale) in that security that results in a new high (low) price on the Exchange for that day.5 The Exchange proposes to remove this prohibition from its rulebook. The Exchange asserts that, in light of developments in the equity markets and in the Exchange’s own trading model, Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) has lost its original purpose and utility.6 Specifically, the Exchange asserts that, in today’s electronic marketplace, where DMMs have replaced specialists, and control of pricing decisions has moved away from market participants on the Exchange trading floor, the purpose behind the Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition is no longer necessary, and eliminating the prohibition would not eliminate other existing safeguards that prevent DMMs from inappropriately influencing or manipulating the close.7 The Exchange argues that the rationale behind preventing specialists from setting the price of a security on the Exchange in the final ten minutes of trading was to prevent specialists from inappropriately influencing the price of a security at the close to advantage a specialist’s proprietary position.8 In today’s fragmented marketplace, according to the Exchange, a new high or low price for a security on the Exchange in the last ten minutes of trading does not have a significant effect on the market price for that security, because a new high or low price on the Exchange may not be the new high or low for a security—prices may be higher or lower in away markets, where the majority of intra-day trading in NYSElisted securities takes place—and because any advantage to a DMM by establishing a new high or low on the III. Proceedings To Determine Whether To Disapprove SR–NYSE–2016–71 and Grounds for Disapproval Under Consideration The Commission is instituting proceedings pursuant to Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act 10 to determine whether the proposal should be disapproved. Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposal, as discussed below. Institution of disapproval proceedings does not indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described in greater detail below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to provide additional comment on the proposal. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act, the Commission is providing notice of the grounds for disapproval under consideration. The Commission is instituting proceedings to allow for additional analysis of the proposed rule change’s consistency with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,11 which requires that the rules of an exchange be designed, among other things, to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, 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. In addition, Section 6(b)(5) of the Act prohibits the rules of an exchange from being designed to permit unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers. The Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition was originally approved as part of the NYSE pilot program called the ‘‘New Market Model.12 As the Commission stated when approving the NYSE proposal to conduct the New Market Model pilot, ‘‘[w]e carefully review trading rule proposals that seek to offer 4 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79612 (Dec. 20, 2016), 81 FR 95205 (Dec. 27, 2016). 5 See Exchange Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III). Exchange Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III)(2) provides two exceptions to this general prohibition. 6 See Notice, 81 FR at 81223. 7 See id. at 81222–81223. 8 See id. at 81223. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9 See id. U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B). 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). 12 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 58845 (Oct. 24, 2008), 73 FR 64379 (Oct. 29, 2008) (SR– NYSE–2008–46) (approving NYSE New Market Model pilot program). 10 15 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 22, 2017 / Notices special advantages to market makers. Although an exchange may reward such participants for the benefits they provide to the exchange’s market, such rewards must not be disproportionate to the services provided.’’ 13 In 2015, when the Commission approved the NYSE’s proposal to make the New Market Model permanent,14 the Commission noted the Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition,15 among many aspects of the New Market Model, and reiterated that the pilot program had been conducted, among other reasons, to seek ‘‘further evidence that the benefits proposed for DMMs are not disproportionate to their obligations.’’ 16 Under the proposal, the Exchange seeks to eliminate the Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition—an obligation imposed on DMMs—thereby altering the existing set of obligations and benefits of DMM status. Accordingly, the Commission seeks public comment on whether the Exchange’s proposal would maintain an appropriate balance between the benefits and obligations of being a DMM on the Exchange and whether the obligations of DMMs under remaining Exchange rules are reasonably designed to prevent DMMs from inappropriately influencing or manipulating the close in light of DMMs’ special responsibility for closing auctions under Exchange rules. IV. Solicitation of Comments The Commission requests that interested persons provide written submissions of their views, data and arguments with respect to the concerns identified above, as well as any others they may have with the proposal. In particular, the Commission invites the written views of interested persons concerning whether the proposal is inconsistent with Section 6(b)(5) or any other provision of the Act, or the rules and regulation thereunder. Although there do not appear to be any issues relevant to approval or disapproval which would be facilitated by an oral presentation of views, data, and arguments, the Commission will consider, pursuant to Rule 19b–4, any request for an opportunity to make an oral presentation.17 13 See id. at 64388. Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75578 (Jul. 31, 2015), 80 FR 47008 (Aug.6, 2015) (SR– NYSE–2015–26) (‘‘NMM Approval Order’’). 15 See NMM Approval Order, 80 FR at 47010. 16 See id. at 47013. 17 Section 19(b)(2) of the Act, as amended by the Securities Act Amendments of 1975, Public Law 94–29 (June 4, 1975), grants the Commission flexibility to determine what type of proceeding— either oral or notice and opportunity for written comments—is appropriate for consideration of a particular proposal by a self-regulatory sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 14 See VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:05 Feb 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and arguments regarding whether the proposal should be disapproved by March 15, 2017. Any person who wishes to file a rebuttal to any other person’s submission must file that rebuttal by March 29, 2017. 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–2016–71 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 Numbers SR–NYSE–2016–71. The 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 proposal that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposal 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 such filings also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchanges. 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– 2016–71 and should be submitted on or before March 15, 2017. Rebuttal comments should be submitted by March 29, 2017. organization. See Securities Act Amendments of 1975, Senate Comm. on Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, S. Rep. No. 75, 94th Cong., 1st Sess. 30 (1975). PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11389 For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03399 Filed 2–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80045; File No. SR– NASDAQ–2017–013] Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Extend the Implementation Date of Its Functionality Relating to Post-Only Orders and Orders With Midpoint Pegging, and Its Trade-Now Functionality February 15, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’),1 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,2 notice is hereby given that on February 3, 2017, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (‘‘Nasdaq’’ or ‘‘Exchange’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘SEC’’ or ‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule change as described in Items I 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 extend the implementation date of its functionality relating to Post-Only Orders and Orders with Midpoint Pegging, and its TradeNow functionality. There is no rule text for this proposed rule change. 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 18 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(57). U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 1 15 E:\FR\FM\22FEN1.SGM 22FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 22, 2017)]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-80044; File No. SR-NYSE-2016-71]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Order 
Instituting Proceedings To Determine Whether To Approve or Disapprove a 
Proposed Rule Change Amending Rule 104 To Delete Subsection 
(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibiting Designated Market Makers From Establishing a 
New High (Low) Price on the Exchange in a Security the DMM Has a Long 
(Short) Position During the Last Ten Minutes Prior to the Close of 
Trading

February 15, 2017.

I. Introduction

    On October 27, 2016, New York Stock Exchange LLC (``Exchange'' or 
``NYSE'') 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 amending Rule 104 to delete subsection 
(g)(i)(A)(III), which prohibits Designated Market Makers (``DMMs'') 
from establishing, during the last ten minutes of trading before the 
close, a new high (low) price for the day on the Exchange in a security 
in which the DMM has a long (short) position (``Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) 
Prohibition''). The proposed rule change was published for comment in 
the Federal Register on November 17, 2016.\3\
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    \1\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1).
    \2\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4.
    \3\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79284 (Nov. 10, 
2016), 81 FR 81222 (Nov. 17, 2016) (``Notice'').
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    On December, 20, 1016, the Commission extended to February 15, 
2017, the time period in which to approve the proposal, disapprove the 
proposal, or institute proceedings to determine whether to approve or 
disapprove the proposal.\4\ The Commission has received no comments on 
the proposal. This order institutes proceedings under Section 
19(b)(2)(B) of the Act to determine whether to approve or disapprove 
the proposal.
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    \4\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79612 (Dec. 20, 
2016), 81 FR 95205 (Dec. 27, 2016).
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II. Description of the Proposal

    Currently, under Exchange Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III), a DMM with a long 
(short) position in a security cannot, during the last ten minutes 
before the close of trading, make a purchase (sale) in that security 
that results in a new high (low) price on the Exchange for that day.\5\ 
The Exchange proposes to remove this prohibition from its rulebook.
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    \5\ See Exchange Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III). Exchange Rule 
104(g)(i)(A)(III)(2) provides two exceptions to this general 
prohibition.
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    The Exchange asserts that, in light of developments in the equity 
markets and in the Exchange's own trading model, Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) 
has lost its original purpose and utility.\6\ Specifically, the 
Exchange asserts that, in today's electronic marketplace, where DMMs 
have replaced specialists, and control of pricing decisions has moved 
away from market participants on the Exchange trading floor, the 
purpose behind the Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition is no longer 
necessary, and eliminating the prohibition would not eliminate other 
existing safeguards that prevent DMMs from inappropriately influencing 
or manipulating the close.\7\
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    \6\ See Notice, 81 FR at 81223.
    \7\ See id. at 81222-81223.
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    The Exchange argues that the rationale behind preventing 
specialists from setting the price of a security on the Exchange in the 
final ten minutes of trading was to prevent specialists from 
inappropriately influencing the price of a security at the close to 
advantage a specialist's proprietary position.\8\ In today's fragmented 
marketplace, according to the Exchange, a new high or low price for a 
security on the Exchange in the last ten minutes of trading does not 
have a significant effect on the market price for that security, 
because a new high or low price on the Exchange may not be the new high 
or low for a security--prices may be higher or lower in away markets, 
where the majority of intra-day trading in NYSE-listed securities takes 
place--and because any advantage to a DMM by establishing a new high or 
low on the Exchange during the last ten minutes can rapidly evaporate 
following trades in away markets. Because DMMs do not have the ability 
to direct or influence trading, or to control intra-day prices, that 
specialists had before the implementation of Regulation NMS, the 
Exchange asserts, the Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition is 
anachronistic.\9\
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    \8\ See id. at 81223.
    \9\ See id.
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III. Proceedings To Determine Whether To Disapprove SR-NYSE-2016-71 and 
Grounds for Disapproval Under Consideration

    The Commission is instituting proceedings pursuant to Section 
19(b)(2)(B) of the Act \10\ to determine whether the proposal should be 
disapproved. Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this 
time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposal, as 
discussed below. Institution of disapproval proceedings does not 
indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect 
to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described in greater detail 
below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to 
provide additional comment on the proposal.
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    \10\ 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(2)(B).
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    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(2)(B) of the Act, the Commission is 
providing notice of the grounds for disapproval under consideration. 
The Commission is instituting proceedings to allow for additional 
analysis of the proposed rule change's consistency with Section 6(b)(5) 
of the Act,\11\ which requires that the rules of an exchange be 
designed, among other things, to prevent fraudulent and manipulative 
acts and practices, 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. In addition, Section 6(b)(5) of the 
Act prohibits the rules of an exchange from being designed to permit 
unfair discrimination between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers.
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    \11\ 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5).
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    The Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition was originally approved as 
part of the NYSE pilot program called the ``New Market Model.\12\ As 
the Commission stated when approving the NYSE proposal to conduct the 
New Market Model pilot, ``[w]e carefully review trading rule proposals 
that seek to offer

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special advantages to market makers. Although an exchange may reward 
such participants for the benefits they provide to the exchange's 
market, such rewards must not be disproportionate to the services 
provided.'' \13\ In 2015, when the Commission approved the NYSE's 
proposal to make the New Market Model permanent,\14\ the Commission 
noted the Rule 104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition,\15\ among many aspects of 
the New Market Model, and reiterated that the pilot program had been 
conducted, among other reasons, to seek ``further evidence that the 
benefits proposed for DMMs are not disproportionate to their 
obligations.'' \16\
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    \12\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 58845 (Oct. 24, 
2008), 73 FR 64379 (Oct. 29, 2008) (SR-NYSE-2008-46) (approving NYSE 
New Market Model pilot program).
    \13\ See id. at 64388.
    \14\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 75578 (Jul. 31, 
2015), 80 FR 47008 (Aug.6, 2015) (SR-NYSE-2015-26) (``NMM Approval 
Order'').
    \15\ See NMM Approval Order, 80 FR at 47010.
    \16\ See id. at 47013.
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    Under the proposal, the Exchange seeks to eliminate the Rule 
104(g)(i)(A)(III) Prohibition--an obligation imposed on DMMs--thereby 
altering the existing set of obligations and benefits of DMM status. 
Accordingly, the Commission seeks public comment on whether the 
Exchange's proposal would maintain an appropriate balance between the 
benefits and obligations of being a DMM on the Exchange and whether the 
obligations of DMMs under remaining Exchange rules are reasonably 
designed to prevent DMMs from inappropriately influencing or 
manipulating the close in light of DMMs' special responsibility for 
closing auctions under Exchange rules.

IV. Solicitation of Comments

    The Commission requests that interested persons provide written 
submissions of their views, data and arguments with respect to the 
concerns identified above, as well as any others they may have with the 
proposal. In particular, the Commission invites the written views of 
interested persons concerning whether the proposal is inconsistent with 
Section 6(b)(5) or any other provision of the Act, or the rules and 
regulation thereunder. Although there do not appear to be any issues 
relevant to approval or disapproval which would be facilitated by an 
oral presentation of views, data, and arguments, the Commission will 
consider, pursuant to Rule 19b-4, any request for an opportunity to 
make an oral presentation.\17\
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    \17\ Section 19(b)(2) of the Act, as amended by the Securities 
Act Amendments of 1975, Public Law 94-29 (June 4, 1975), grants the 
Commission flexibility to determine what type of proceeding--either 
oral or notice and opportunity for written comments--is appropriate 
for consideration of a particular proposal by a self-regulatory 
organization. See Securities Act Amendments of 1975, Senate Comm. on 
Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs, S. Rep. No. 75, 94th Cong., 1st 
Sess. 30 (1975).
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    Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views and 
arguments regarding whether the proposal should be disapproved by March 
15, 2017. Any person who wishes to file a rebuttal to any other 
person's submission must file that rebuttal by March 29, 2017.
    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-2016-71 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 Numbers SR-NYSE-2016-71. The 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 proposal that are filed with the 
Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposal 
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 such filings also will be available for inspection 
and copying at the principal office of the Exchanges. 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-2016-71 and should be 
submitted on or before March 15, 2017. Rebuttal comments should be 
submitted by March 29, 2017.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\18\
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    \18\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(57).
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Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
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