Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending the Eighth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. and the Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of NYSE Group, Inc., 11960-11962 [2017-03803]

Download as PDF 11960 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80084; File No. SR–NYSE– 2017–04] Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending the Eighth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. and the Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of NYSE Group, Inc. February 22, 2017. 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 8, 2017, 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 the Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend (a) the Eighth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. (the ‘‘ICE Holdings Certificate’’) to add a reference to the name under which it filed its original certificate of incorporation, and (b) the Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of NYSE Group, Inc. (the ‘‘Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate’’) to update obsolete references. 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 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 15 U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 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 Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to make nonsubstantive changes to (a) the ICE Holdings Certificate to add a reference to the name under which it filed its original certificate of incorporation, and (b) the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate to update obsolete references. ICE Holdings Certificate The Exchange’s parent, NYSE Group, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYSE Holdings LLC, which is in turn 100% owned by Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. (‘‘ICE Holdings’’). Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (‘‘ICE’’), a public company listed on the NYSE, owns 100% of ICE Holdings. The original certificate of incorporation of ICE Holdings was filed in 2000, under the name ‘‘IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.’’ In 2014, ICE Holdings changed its name from ‘‘IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.’’ to ‘‘Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc.’’ At the same time, ICE Holding’s parent, ICE, changed its name from ‘‘IntercontinentalExchange Group, Inc.’’ to ‘‘Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.’’ 4 In response to a comment received from the State of Delaware Department of State, the Exchange proposes to amend paragraph (1) of the ICE Holdings Certificate to add a reference to the fact that the original certificate of incorporation was filed under the name ‘‘IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.’’ The revised paragraph would read as follows (proposed new text underlined): (1) The present name of the Corporation is Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. The original Certificate of Incorporation of the Corporation was filed on June 16, 2000 (the ‘‘Original Certificate of Incorporation), and the name under which the Corporation filed the Original Certificate of Incorporation was IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate on January 30, 2017.5 4 See Securities Exchange Release No. 72158 (May 13, 2014), 79 FR 28784 (May 19, 2014) (SR–NYSE– 2014–52). 5 See Securities Exchange Release No. 79901 (January 30, 2017), 82 FR 9251 (February 3, 2017) PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The Exchange proposes to amend the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate to update obsolete references to the Fourth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of NYSE Group (‘‘Fourth Amended NYSE Group Certificate’’). More specifically, the Exchange proposes to: • Amend Article XIV, ‘‘Effective Time,’’ to replace ‘‘Fourth’’ with ‘‘Fifth’’ and to replace December 29, 2014, the date of effectiveness of the Fourth Amended NYSE Group Certificate, with a placeholder which will be completed with the date that the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate becomes effective; and • on the signature page of the NYSE Group Certificate, replace ‘‘Fourth’’ with ‘‘Fifth’’ and replace December 29, 2014, with a placeholder which will be completed with the date that the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate becomes effective. No other changes to the ICE Holdings Certificate or Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate are proposed. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Exchange Act 6 in general, and with Section 6(b)(1) 7 in particular, in that it enables the Exchange to be so organized as to have the capacity to be able to carry out the purposes of the Exchange Act and to comply, and to enforce compliance by its exchange members and persons associated with its exchange members, with the provisions of the Exchange Act, the rules and regulations thereunder, and the rules of the Exchange. The proposed amendment to the ICE Holdings Certificate to add a reference to the name under which it filed its original certificate of incorporation is a non-substantive, ministerial change requested by the State of Delaware Department of State that does not impact either the governance or ownership of the Exchange. The Exchange believes that the proposed change is consistent with Section 6(b)(1) because it would contribute to the orderly operation of the Exchange by adding clarity and transparency to the Exchange’s rules and would enable the Exchange to continue to be so organized as to have the capacity to carry out the purposes of the Exchange Act and comply and enforce compliance with the provisions of the Exchange Act by (SR–NYSE–2016–90, SR–NYSEMKT–2016–122, and SR–NYSEArca–2016–167). 6 15 U.S.C. 78f(b). 7 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(1). E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices its members and persons associated with its members. For similar reasons, the Exchange also believes that the proposed change furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Exchange Act 8 because the proposed rule change would be consistent with and facilitate a governance and regulatory structure that 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 regulating, clearing, settling, processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions in securities, to remove impediments to, and perfect the mechanism of a free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to protect investors and the public interest. As discussed above, the proposed changes to amend the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate, which would replace obsolete references to the Fourth Amended NYSE Group Certificate with references to the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate and update the date of effectiveness, removes impediments to and perfects the mechanism of a free and open market by removing confusion that may result from having these references in the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate. The Exchange further believes that the proposal removes impediments to and would perfect the mechanism of a free and open market by ensuring that persons subject to the Exchange’s jurisdiction, regulators, and the investing public can more easily navigate and understand the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate. The Exchange further believes that eliminating obsolete references would be consistent with the public interest and the protection of investors because investors will not be harmed and in fact would benefit from increased transparency, thereby reducing potential confusion. Removing such obsolete references will also further the goal of transparency and add clarity to the Exchange’s rules. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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 Exchange Act. The proposed rule change is not intended to address competitive issues but rather is to make non-substantive changes concerned solely with the 8 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 clarity and transparency of its parent entities’ governing documents. 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 Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act 9 and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b–4 thereunder.10 A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b–4(f)(6) of the Act 11 normally does not become operative before 30 days from the date of the filing. However, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) 12 permits the Commission to 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 upon filing. The Exchange believes that waiver of the 30day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because the proposed changes are non-substantive and would provide clarity and transparency to its parent entities’ governing documents. The Exchange represents that the proposed rule change would have no impact on either the governance or ownership of the Exchange. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because the proposed changes are non-substantive and will provide clarity to the Exchange’s rules. Therefore, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the proposed rule change operative upon filing.13 At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the 9 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 11 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 12 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6)(iii). 13 For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 10 17 PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11961 Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) 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– NYSE–2017–04 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–NYSE–2017–04. 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 such filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 11962 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 37 / Monday, February 27, 2017 / Notices available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR–NYSE– 2017–04, and should be submitted on or before March 20, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03803 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Proposed Collection; Comment Request Upon Written Request, Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of FOIA Services, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Extension: Rule 206(4)–6, SEC File No. 270–513, OMB Control No. 3235–0571. Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.) the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) is soliciting comments on the collections of information summarized below. The Commission plans to submit these existing collections of information to the Office of Management and Budget (‘‘OMB’’) for extension and approval. The title for the collection of information is ‘‘Rule 206(4)–6’’ under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80b–1 et seq.) (‘‘Advisers Act’’) and the collection has been approved under OMB Control No. 3235–0571. The Commission adopted rule 206(4)–6 (17 CFR 275.206(4)–6), the proxy voting rule, to address an investment adviser’s fiduciary obligation to clients who have given the adviser authority to vote their securities. Under the rule, an investment adviser that exercises voting authority over client securities is required to: (i) Adopt and implement written policies and procedures that are reasonably designed to ensure that the adviser votes client securities in the best interest of clients, including procedures to address any material conflict that may arise between the interests of the adviser and the client; (ii) disclose to clients how they may obtain information from the adviser on how the adviser has voted with respect to their securities; and (iii) describe to clients the adviser’s proxy voting policies and procedures and, on request, furnish a copy of the policies and procedures to 14 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:23 Feb 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 the requesting client. The rule is designed to assure that advisers that vote proxies for their clients vote those proxies in their clients’ best interest and provide clients with information about how their proxies were voted. Rule 206(4)–6 contains ‘‘collection of information’’ requirements within the meaning of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The respondents are investment advisers registered with the Commission that vote proxies with respect to clients’ securities. Advisory clients of these investment advisers use the information required by the rule to assess investment advisers’ proxy voting policies and procedures and to monitor the advisers’ performance of their proxy voting activities. The information required by Adviser’s Act rule 204–2, a recordkeeping rule, also is used by the Commission staff in its examination and oversight program. Without the information collected under the rules, advisory clients would not have information they need to assess the adviser’s services and monitor the adviser’s handling of their accounts, and the Commission would be less efficient and effective in its programs. The estimated number of investment advisers subject to the collection of information requirements under the rule is 10,942. It is estimated that each of these advisers is required to spend on average 10 hours annually documenting its proxy voting procedures under the requirements of the rule, for a total burden of 109,420 hours. We further estimate that on average, approximately 292 clients of each adviser would request copies of the underlying policies and procedures. We estimate that it would take these advisers 0.1 hours per client to deliver copies of the policies and procedures, for a total burden of 319,506 hours. Accordingly, we estimate that rule 206(4)–6 results in an annual aggregate burden of collection for SEC-registered investment advisers of a total of 428,926 hours. Written comments are invited on: (a) Whether the collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Commission, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the Commission’s estimate of the burdens of the collections of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burdens of the collections of information on 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 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60 days of this publication. An agency may not conduct or sponsor a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. No person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information subject to the PRA that does not display a valid OMB control number. 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 21, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–03773 Filed 2–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–80071; File No. SR–ICEEU– 2017–001] Self-Regulatory Organizations; ICE Clear Europe Limited; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of a Proposed Rule Change Relating to Certain Charges and Rates of Return Applicable to Margin and Guaranty Fund Deposits February 21, 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 7, 2017, ICE Clear Europe Limited (‘‘ICE Clear Europe’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) the proposed rule changes described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared primarily by ICE Clear Europe. ICE Clear Europe filed the proposed rule changes pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act,3 and Rule 19b–4(f)(2) thereunder,4 so that the proposal was 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 principal purpose of the proposed rule change is for ICE Clear Europe to modify certain specified charges and rates of return applicable to 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). CFR 240.19b–4. 3 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). 4 17 CFR 240.19b–4(f)(2). 2 17 E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-80084; File No. SR-NYSE-2017-04]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; New York Stock Exchange LLC; 
Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change 
Amending the Eighth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation 
of Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc. and the Fifth Amended and 
Restated Certificate of Incorporation of NYSE Group, Inc.

February 22, 2017.
    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 8, 2017, 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 the 
Substance of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend (a) the Eighth Amended and Restated 
Certificate of Incorporation of Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, 
Inc. (the ``ICE Holdings Certificate'') to add a reference to the name 
under which it filed its original certificate of incorporation, and (b) 
the Fifth Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of NYSE 
Group, Inc. (the ``Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate'') to update 
obsolete references. 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 
Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to make non-substantive changes to (a) the 
ICE Holdings Certificate to add a reference to the name under which it 
filed its original certificate of incorporation, and (b) the Fifth 
Amended NYSE Group Certificate to update obsolete references.
ICE Holdings Certificate
    The Exchange's parent, NYSE Group, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of 
NYSE Holdings LLC, which is in turn 100% owned by Intercontinental 
Exchange Holdings, Inc. (``ICE Holdings''). Intercontinental Exchange, 
Inc. (``ICE''), a public company listed on the NYSE, owns 100% of ICE 
Holdings.
    The original certificate of incorporation of ICE Holdings was filed 
in 2000, under the name ``IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.'' In 2014, ICE 
Holdings changed its name from ``IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.'' to 
``Intercontinental Exchange Holdings, Inc.'' At the same time, ICE 
Holding's parent, ICE, changed its name from ``IntercontinentalExchange 
Group, Inc.'' to ``Intercontinental Exchange, Inc.'' \4\
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    \4\ See Securities Exchange Release No. 72158 (May 13, 2014), 79 
FR 28784 (May 19, 2014) (SR-NYSE-2014-52).
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    In response to a comment received from the State of Delaware 
Department of State, the Exchange proposes to amend paragraph (1) of 
the ICE Holdings Certificate to add a reference to the fact that the 
original certificate of incorporation was filed under the name 
``IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.'' The revised paragraph would read as 
follows (proposed new text underlined):

    (1) The present name of the Corporation is Intercontinental 
Exchange Holdings, Inc. The original Certificate of Incorporation of 
the Corporation was filed on June 16, 2000 (the ``Original 
Certificate of Incorporation), and the name under which the 
Corporation filed the Original Certificate of Incorporation was 
IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.
Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate
    The Securities and Exchange Commission approved the Fifth Amended 
NYSE Group Certificate on January 30, 2017.\5\
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    \5\ See Securities Exchange Release No. 79901 (January 30, 
2017), 82 FR 9251 (February 3, 2017) (SR-NYSE-2016-90, SR-NYSEMKT-
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    The Exchange proposes to amend the Fifth Amended NYSE Group 
Certificate to update obsolete references to the Fourth Amended and 
Restated Certificate of Incorporation of NYSE Group (``Fourth Amended 
NYSE Group Certificate''). More specifically, the Exchange proposes to:
     Amend Article XIV, ``Effective Time,'' to replace 
``Fourth'' with ``Fifth'' and to replace December 29, 2014, the date of 
effectiveness of the Fourth Amended NYSE Group Certificate, with a 
placeholder which will be completed with the date that the Fifth 
Amended NYSE Group Certificate becomes effective; and
     on the signature page of the NYSE Group Certificate, 
replace ``Fourth'' with ``Fifth'' and replace December 29, 2014, with a 
placeholder which will be completed with the date that the Fifth 
Amended NYSE Group Certificate becomes effective.
    No other changes to the ICE Holdings Certificate or Fifth Amended 
NYSE Group Certificate are proposed.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Exchange Act \6\ in general, and with Section 
6(b)(1) \7\ in particular, in that it enables the Exchange to be so 
organized as to have the capacity to be able to carry out the purposes 
of the Exchange Act and to comply, and to enforce compliance by its 
exchange members and persons associated with its exchange members, with 
the provisions of the Exchange Act, the rules and regulations 
thereunder, and the rules of the Exchange.
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    The proposed amendment to the ICE Holdings Certificate to add a 
reference to the name under which it filed its original certificate of 
incorporation is a non-substantive, ministerial change requested by the 
State of Delaware Department of State that does not impact either the 
governance or ownership of the Exchange. The Exchange believes that the 
proposed change is consistent with Section 6(b)(1) because it would 
contribute to the orderly operation of the Exchange by adding clarity 
and transparency to the Exchange's rules and would enable the Exchange 
to continue to be so organized as to have the capacity to carry out the 
purposes of the Exchange Act and comply and enforce compliance with the 
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its members and persons associated with its members.
    For similar reasons, the Exchange also believes that the proposed 
change furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Exchange Act 
\8\ because the proposed rule change would be consistent with and 
facilitate a governance and regulatory structure that 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 regulating, clearing, settling, 
processing information with respect to, and facilitating transactions 
in securities, to remove impediments to, and perfect the mechanism of a 
free and open market and a national market system and, in general, to 
protect investors and the public interest.
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    As discussed above, the proposed changes to amend the Fifth Amended 
NYSE Group Certificate, which would replace obsolete references to the 
Fourth Amended NYSE Group Certificate with references to the Fifth 
Amended NYSE Group Certificate and update the date of effectiveness, 
removes impediments to and perfects the mechanism of a free and open 
market by removing confusion that may result from having these 
references in the Fifth Amended NYSE Group Certificate. The Exchange 
further believes that the proposal removes impediments to and would 
perfect the mechanism of a free and open market by ensuring that 
persons subject to the Exchange's jurisdiction, regulators, and the 
investing public can more easily navigate and understand the Fifth 
Amended NYSE Group Certificate. The Exchange further believes that 
eliminating obsolete references would be consistent with the public 
interest and the protection of investors because investors will not be 
harmed and in fact would benefit from increased transparency, thereby 
reducing potential confusion. Removing such obsolete references will 
also further the goal of transparency and add clarity to the Exchange's 
rules.

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 Exchange Act. The proposed rule 
change is not intended to address competitive issues but rather is to 
make non-substantive changes concerned solely with the clarity and 
transparency of its parent entities' governing documents.

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

    Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) 
Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public 
interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) 
become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or 
such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become 
effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act \9\ and 
subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder.\10\
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    A proposed rule change filed under Rule 19b-4(f)(6) of the Act \11\ 
normally does not become operative before 30 days from the date of the 
filing. However, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) \12\ permits the Commission to 
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 upon filing. The Exchange believes that waiver of 
the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of 
investors and the public interest because the proposed changes are non-
substantive and would provide clarity and transparency to its parent 
entities' governing documents. The Exchange represents that the 
proposed rule change would have no impact on either the governance or 
ownership of the Exchange. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-
day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and 
the public interest because the proposed changes are non-substantive 
and will provide clarity to the Exchange's rules. Therefore, the 
Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the 
proposed rule change operative upon filing.\13\
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    \11\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6).
    \12\ 17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).
    \13\ For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, 
the Commission has considered the proposed rule's impact on 
efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 
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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: (i) 
Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the 
protection of investors; or (iii) 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-NYSE-2017-04 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-NYSE-2017-04. 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 such filing also will be available 
for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All 
comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does 
not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should 
submit only information that you wish to make

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available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR-
NYSE-2017-04, and should be submitted on or before March 20, 2017.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, 
pursuant to delegated authority.\14\
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    \14\ 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).
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Eduardo A. Aleman,
Assistant Secretary.
[FR Doc. 2017-03803 Filed 2-24-17; 8:45 am]
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