Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE American LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its Rules To Make Technical and Conforming Updates, in Connection With the Merger of NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. With and Into the Exchange's Affiliate NYSE Arca, Inc. and the Name Change of NYSE National, Inc., 44683-44685 [2017-20361]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices general partner or non-resident managing agent of an SEC-registered adviser and of an exempt reporting adviser. The Commission has estimated that compliance with the requirement to complete Form ADV–NR imposes a total burden of approximately 1.0 hour for an adviser. Based on our experience with these filings, we estimate that we will receive 36 Form ADV–NR filings annually. Based on the 1.0 hour per respondent estimate, the Commission staff estimates a total annual burden of 36 hours for this collection of information. Rule 0–2 and Form ADV–NR do not require recordkeeping or records retention. The collection of information requirements under the rule and form is mandatory. The information collected pursuant to the rule and Form ADV–NR is a filing with the Commission. This filing is not kept confidential and must be preserved until at least three years after termination of the enterprise. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov. Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: September 19, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–20358 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Upon Written Request Copies Available From: Securities and Exchange Commission Office of FOIA Services 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549–2736 OMB Control No. 3235–0618 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 (‘‘Commission’’) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget this request for extension of the previously approved collection of information discussed below. Securities Act Rule 173 (17 CFR 230.173) provides a notice of registration to investors who purchased securities in a registered offering under the Securities Act of 1933 (15 U.S.C. 77a et seq.). A Rule 173 notice must be provided by each underwriter or dealer to each investor who purchased securities from the underwriter or dealer. The Rule 173 notice is not publicly available. We estimate that it takes approximately 0.0167 hour per response to provide the information required under Rule 173 and that the information is filed by approximately 5,338 respondents approximately 43,546 times a year for a total of 232,448,548 responses. We estimate that the total annual reporting burden for Rule 173 is 3,881,891 hours (0.0167 hours per response × 232,448,548 responses). An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid control number. The public may view the background documentation for this information collection at the following Web site, www.reginfo.gov . Comments should be directed to: (i) Desk Officer for the Securities and Exchange Commission, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10102, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503, or by sending an email to: Shagufta_ Ahmed@omb.eop.gov; and (ii) 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. Comments must be submitted to OMB within 30 days of this notice. Dated: September 19, 2017. Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–20360 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–81651; File No. SR– NYSEAMER–2017–14] Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE American LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its Rules To Make Technical and Conforming Updates, in Connection With the Merger of NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. With and Into the Exchange’s Affiliate NYSE Arca, Inc. and the Name Change of NYSE National, Inc. September 19, 2017. Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) 1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the ‘‘Act’’ or ‘‘Exchange Act’’) 2 and Rule 19b–4 thereunder,3 notice is hereby given that, on September 6, 2017, NYSE American LLC (the ‘‘Exchange’’ or ‘‘NYSE American’’) 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. I. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change The Exchange proposes to amend its rules to make technical and conforming updates, in connection with (a) the merger of NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. with and into the Exchange’s affiliate NYSE Arca, Inc., and (b) the name change of NYSE National, Inc. The proposed 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. 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). U.S.C. 78a. 3 17 CFR 240.19b–4. 2 15 Extension: Rule 173, SEC File No. 270–557, Frm 00129 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44683 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1 44684 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices A. Self-Regulatory Organization’s Statement of the Purpose of, and the Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change 1. Purpose The Exchange proposes to amend its rules to make technical and conforming updates in connection with (a) the merger of NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca Equities’’) with and into the Exchange’s affiliate NYSE Arca, Inc. (‘‘NYSE Arca’’), and (b) the name change of NYSE National, Inc.4 Background On June 2, 2017, the Exchange’s affiliate, NYSE Arca, filed rule changes with the Commission in connection with the proposed merger of NYSE Arca’s wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca Equities, with and into NYSE Arca (the ‘‘Merger’’).5 The proposed changes were approved by the Commission on August 17, 2017, and the Merger occurred on that same date.6 Prior to the Merger, NYSE Arca had two rulebooks: The NYSE Arca rules for its options market and the NYSE Arca Equities rules for its equities market. At the Merger, the NYSE Arca Equities rules were integrated into the NYSE Arca rules, so that there is now one NYSE Arca rulebook.7 As part of such integration, some of the NYSE Arca rules were renumbered. Accordingly, the Exchange proposes to amend certain of its rules, as detailed below, to make technical and conforming updates to its rules that cross reference the NYSE Arca rules and delete references to the NYSE Arca Equities rules. In January 2017, the Exchange’s parent NYSE Group, Inc. acquired all the capital stock of National Stock Exchange, Inc., which was renamed ‘‘NYSE National, Inc.’’ 8 The Exchange proposes to update a reference to National Stock Exchange, Inc. found in the Exchange’s rules to reflect the new name of such entity, NYSE National, Inc. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES Proposed Rule Changes • In Exchange Rule 5.2E(j) (Exchange Traded Products), the Exchange 4 The Exchange originally filed the proposed changes on August 25, 2017 (SR–NYSEAmer–2017– 09). SR–NYSEAmer–2017–09 was subsequently withdrawn on September 6, 2017 and replaced by this filing. 5 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80929 (June 14, 2017), 82 FR 28157 (June 20, 2017) (SR– NYSEArca–2017–40). 6 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 81419 (August 17, 2017), 82 FR 40044 (August 23, 2017) (SR–NYSEArca–2017–40). 7 See id. at 40044. 8 See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 79902 (January 30, 2017), 82 FR 9258 (February 3, 2017) (SR–NSX–2016–16). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:45 Sep 22, 2017 Jkt 241001 proposes to update the cross references to NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(1) by deleting the word ‘‘Equities’’ from the term ‘‘NYSE Arca Equities Rule’’ and appending an ‘‘–E’’ to the end of the rule number. The new cross reference would be to ‘‘NYSE Arca Rule 5.2– E(j)(1).’’ • In Rule 6.3E (Prevention of the Misuse of Material, Nonpublic Information), the Exchange proposes to update the references to NYSE Arca Equities Rules 5E and 8E by deleting the word ‘‘Equities’’ from the term ‘‘NYSE Arca Equities Rules’’ and inserting the dash between the rule number and the ‘‘E.’’ The new reference would be to ‘‘NYSE Arca Rules 5–E and 8–E.’’ • Lastly, the Exchange proposes to replace ‘‘National Stock Exchange, LLC’’ with ‘‘NYSE National, Inc.’’ in Rule 7.37E (Order Execution and Ranking). None of the foregoing changes are substantive. 2. Statutory Basis The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Exchange Act,9 in general, and with Section 6(b)(1) 10 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 rule change is a nonsubstantive change and does not impact the governance or ownership of the Exchange. The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change 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 its members and persons associated with its members, because ensuring that the rules accurately cross reference the rules of NYSE Arca and the name of NYSE National, Inc. would contribute to the orderly operation of the Exchange by adding clarity and transparency to its rules. For similar reasons, the Exchange also believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,11 in that it is designed to prevent fraudulent and manipulative acts and practices, to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to foster cooperation U.S.C. 78f(b). U.S.C. 78f(b)(1). 11 15 U.S.C. 78f(b)(5). and coordination with persons engaged in 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. 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 by ensuring that market participants can more easily navigate, understand and comply with its rules. The Exchange believes that, by ensuring that such rules accurately cross-reference the rules of NYSE Arca and the name of NYSE National, Inc., the proposed rule change would reduce potential investor or market participant confusion. 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 intended to address competitive issues but rather is concerned solely with updating the rules to reflect its affiliate’s merger and integrated rulebook. 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 foregoing proposed rule change is concerned solely with the administration of the Exchange pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) 12 of the Act and Rule 19b–4(f)(3) 13 thereunder. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule 9 15 10 15 PO 00000 Frm 00130 Fmt 4703 12 15 13 17 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(3). 25SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 184 / Monday, September 25, 2017 / Notices 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– NYSEAMER–2017–14 on the subject line. Paper Comments asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES • 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–NYSEAMER–2017–14. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR– NYSEAMER–2017–14 and should be submitted on or before October 16, 2017. For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.14 Eduardo A. Aleman, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 2017–20361 Filed 9–22–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P 14 17 20:52 Sep 22, 2017 [Investment Company Act Release No. 32822; File No. 812–14689] Barings Corporate Investors, et al.; Notice of Application September 20, 2017. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of application for an order under Sections 17(d) and 57(i) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) and Rule 17d–1 under the Act permitting certain joint transactions otherwise prohibited by Sections 17(d) and 57(a)(4) of the Act and Rule 17d– 1 under the Act. AGENCY: Applicants request an order to permit certain closed-end investment companies and certain business development companies (‘‘BDCs’’) to co-invest in portfolio companies with each other and with affiliated investment funds. APPLICANTS: Barings Corporate Investors (formerly, Babson Capital Corporate Investors) (‘‘MCI’’) and Barings Participation Investors (formerly, Babson Capital Participation Investors) (‘‘MPV’’ and together with MCI, the ‘‘Existing Regulated Funds’’); CI Subsidiary Trust (‘‘MCI Sub’’) and PI Subsidiary Trust (‘‘MPV Sub’’); Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its successors 1 (‘‘MassMutual’’); C.M. Life Insurance Company (‘‘C.M. Life’’); Barings Finance LLC (formerly, Babson Capital Finance LLC) (‘‘BCF’’); Barings LLC (formerly, Babson Capital Management, LLC) and its successors (‘‘Barings’’) and any other person controlling, controlled by, or under common control with MassMutual or Barings that is registered as an investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (the ‘‘Advisers Act’’), and that serves as an investment adviser to any Regulated Fund (as defined below) or any Affiliated Account (as defined below) relying on the requested order (each an ‘‘Adviser’’ and together with Barings, the ‘‘Advisers’’); Tower Square Capital Partners, L.P. (‘‘TS Capital’’); TSCP Selective, L.P. (‘‘TSCP’’); Tower Square Capital Partners II, L.P. (‘‘TS Capital II’’); Tower Square Capital Partners II–A, L.P. (‘‘TS Capital II–A’’); Tower Square Capital Partners II–B, L.P. (‘‘TS Capital II–B’’); Tower Square II Holding 06–1, Inc. (‘‘TS Holding 06–1’’); Tower Square Capital Partners III, L.P. SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: 1 The term ‘‘successor’’ means an entity that results from a reorganization or change in the type of business organization. CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). VerDate Sep<11>2014 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00131 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44685 (‘‘TS Capital III’’); Tower Square Capital Partners III–A, L.P. (‘‘TS Capital III–A’’); Tower Square Capital Partners II–B, L.P. (‘‘TS Capital III–B’’); Tower Square III Holdings 08–1, Inc. (‘‘TS Holdings 08– 1’’); Tower Square Capital Partners IV, L.P. (‘‘TS Capital IV’’); Tower Square Capital Partners IV–A, L.P. (‘‘TS Capital IV–A’’); Tower Square IV Holding 14–1, Inc. (‘‘TS Holding 14–1’’); Barings Global Credit Fund (Lux) SCSp, SICAV– SIF (‘‘Global Credit Fund’’ and, together with TS Capital, TSCP, TS Capital II, TS Capital II–A, TS Capital II–B, TS Holding 06–1, TS Capital III, TS Capital III–A, TS Capital III–B, TS Holdings 08– 1, TS Capital IV, TS Capital IV–A, TS Holding 14–1, and BCF, the ‘‘Existing Private Funds’’ and, together with MassMutual and C.M. Life, the ‘‘Existing Affiliated Accounts’’. The application was filed on August 12, 2016 and amended on August 29, 2017. FILING DATES: An order granting the requested relief will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on October 16, 2017 and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Pursuant to Rule 0–5 under the Act, hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, any facts bearing upon the desirability of a hearing on the matter, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons who wish to be notified of a hearing may request notification by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: Brent J. Fields, Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F St. NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. Applicants: 300 S. Tryon Street, Suite 2500, Charlotte, NC 28202. ADDRESSES: Kyle R. Ahlgren, Senior Counsel, at (202) 551–6857, or Holly L. Hunter-Ceci, Assistant Chief Counsel, at (202) 551– 6825. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained via the Commission’s Web site by searching for the file number, or for an applicant using the Company name box, at http:// www.sec.gov/search/search.htm or by calling (202) 551–8090. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\25SEN1.SGM 25SEN1

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[Release No. 34-81651; File No. SR-NYSEAMER-2017-14]


Self-Regulatory Organizations; NYSE American LLC; Notice of 
Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change Amending Its 
Rules To Make Technical and Conforming Updates, in Connection With the 
Merger of NYSE Arca Equities, Inc. With and Into the Exchange's 
Affiliate NYSE Arca, Inc. and the Name Change of NYSE National, Inc.

September 19, 2017.
    Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) \1\ of the Securities Exchange Act of 
1934 (the ``Act'' or ``Exchange Act'') \2\ and Rule 19b-4 
thereunder,\3\ notice is hereby given that, on September 6, 2017, NYSE 
American LLC (the ``Exchange'' or ``NYSE American'') 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).
    \2\ 15 U.S.C. 78a.
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I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance 
of the Proposed Rule Change

    The Exchange proposes to amend its rules to make technical and 
conforming updates, in connection with (a) the merger of NYSE Arca 
Equities, Inc. with and into the Exchange's affiliate NYSE Arca, Inc., 
and (b) the name change of NYSE National, Inc.
    The proposed 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.

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

1. Purpose
    The Exchange proposes to amend its rules to make technical and 
conforming updates in connection with (a) the merger of NYSE Arca 
Equities, Inc. (``NYSE Arca Equities'') with and into the Exchange's 
affiliate NYSE Arca, Inc. (``NYSE Arca''), and (b) the name change of 
NYSE National, Inc.\4\
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    \4\ The Exchange originally filed the proposed changes on August 
25, 2017 (SR-NYSEAmer-2017-09). SR-NYSEAmer-2017-09 was subsequently 
withdrawn on September 6, 2017 and replaced by this filing.
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Background
    On June 2, 2017, the Exchange's affiliate, NYSE Arca, filed rule 
changes with the Commission in connection with the proposed merger of 
NYSE Arca's wholly-owned subsidiary, NYSE Arca Equities, with and into 
NYSE Arca (the ``Merger'').\5\ The proposed changes were approved by 
the Commission on August 17, 2017, and the Merger occurred on that same 
date.\6\
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    \5\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 80929 (June 14, 
2017), 82 FR 28157 (June 20, 2017) (SR-NYSEArca-2017-40).
    \6\ See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 81419 (August 17, 
2017), 82 FR 40044 (August 23, 2017) (SR-NYSEArca-2017-40).
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    Prior to the Merger, NYSE Arca had two rulebooks: The NYSE Arca 
rules for its options market and the NYSE Arca Equities rules for its 
equities market. At the Merger, the NYSE Arca Equities rules were 
integrated into the NYSE Arca rules, so that there is now one NYSE Arca 
rulebook.\7\ As part of such integration, some of the NYSE Arca rules 
were renumbered. Accordingly, the Exchange proposes to amend certain of 
its rules, as detailed below, to make technical and conforming updates 
to its rules that cross reference the NYSE Arca rules and delete 
references to the NYSE Arca Equities rules.
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    In January 2017, the Exchange's parent NYSE Group, Inc. acquired 
all the capital stock of National Stock Exchange, Inc., which was 
renamed ``NYSE National, Inc.'' \8\ The Exchange proposes to update a 
reference to National Stock Exchange, Inc. found in the Exchange's 
rules to reflect the new name of such entity, NYSE National, Inc.
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2017), 82 FR 9258 (February 3, 2017) (SR-NSX-2016-16).
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Proposed Rule Changes
     In Exchange Rule 5.2E(j) (Exchange Traded Products), the 
Exchange proposes to update the cross references to NYSE Arca Equities 
Rule 5.2(j)(1) by deleting the word ``Equities'' from the term ``NYSE 
Arca Equities Rule'' and appending an ``-E'' to the end of the rule 
number. The new cross reference would be to ``NYSE Arca Rule 5.2-
E(j)(1).''
     In Rule 6.3E (Prevention of the Misuse of Material, 
Nonpublic Information), the Exchange proposes to update the references 
to NYSE Arca Equities Rules 5E and 8E by deleting the word ``Equities'' 
from the term ``NYSE Arca Equities Rules'' and inserting the dash 
between the rule number and the ``E.'' The new reference would be to 
``NYSE Arca Rules 5-E and 8-E.''
     Lastly, the Exchange proposes to replace ``National Stock 
Exchange, LLC'' with ``NYSE National, Inc.'' in Rule 7.37E (Order 
Execution and Ranking).
    None of the foregoing changes are substantive.
2. Statutory Basis
    The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent 
with Section 6(b) of the Exchange Act,\9\ in general, and with Section 
6(b)(1) \10\ 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 rule change is a non-substantive change and does not 
impact the governance or ownership of the Exchange. The Exchange 
believes that the proposed rule change 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 its members and persons associated 
with its members, because ensuring that the rules accurately cross 
reference the rules of NYSE Arca and the name of NYSE National, Inc. 
would contribute to the orderly operation of the Exchange by adding 
clarity and transparency to its rules.
    For similar reasons, the Exchange also believes that the proposed 
rule change is consistent with Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,\11\ 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, 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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    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 by ensuring that market participants can more 
easily navigate, understand and comply with its rules. The Exchange 
believes that, by ensuring that such rules accurately cross-reference 
the rules of NYSE Arca and the name of NYSE National, Inc., the 
proposed rule change would reduce potential investor or market 
participant confusion.

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 intended to address competitive issues but rather is concerned 
solely with updating the rules to reflect its affiliate's merger and 
integrated rulebook.

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 foregoing proposed rule change is concerned solely with the 
administration of the Exchange pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) \12\ of 
the Act and Rule 19b-4(f)(3) \13\ thereunder. At any time within 60 
days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission 
summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the 
Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public 
interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance 
of the purposes of the Act.
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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

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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-NYSEAMER-2017-14 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-NYSEAMER-2017-14. This 
file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To 
help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, 
please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on 
the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all 
written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are 
filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to 
the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other 
than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the 
provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and 
printing in the Commission's Public Reference Room, 100 F Street NE., 
Washington, DC 20549 on official business days between the hours of 
10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available 
for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All 
comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does 
not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should 
submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All 
submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEAMER-2017-14 and should 
be submitted on or before October 16, 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. 2017-20361 Filed 9-22-17; 8:45 am]
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