Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”), and Rule 19b-4 thereunder, notice is hereby given that on August 21, 2001, the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE” or “Exchange”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or “Commission”) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III 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 proposed amendment to NYSE Rule 387 (“COD Orders”) would clarify the Rule's application to all “member[s]” and “member organization[s].”
The text of the proposed rule change is available at the Office of the Secretary, the NYSE, and at the Commission.
II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change
In its filing with the Commission, the Exchange included statements concerning the purpose of and basis for the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of these statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant aspects of such statements.
A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, Proposed Rule Change
Currently, NYSE Rule 387 enumerates the procedures for transactions Start Printed Page 49055conducted on a COD (“Collection on Delivery”) or POD (“Payment on Delivery”) basis and specifies requirements for the confirmation, affirmation and book entry settlement of all depository eligible transactions.
NYSE Rule 387, in its present form, refers to “member” and “member organization” only once in the same paragraph (NYSE Rule 387(a)(1)) and thereafter omits reference to “member” throughout the other paragraphs of the Rule. The proposed amendment to NYSE Rule 387 would clarify the Rule's application to all “member[s]” and “Member organization[s].” Specifically, the amendments insert “member” in paragraphs: detailing overall applicability of the Rule (NYSE Rule 387(a)); requiring confirmation (NYSE Rule 387(a)(3)); and affirmation (NYSE Rule 387(a)(4)) of COD/POD transactions.
(2) Statutory Basis
The Exchange believes the basis for the proposed rule change is the requirement under Section 6(b)(5) of the Act  that the rules of the Exchange be designed to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling and facilitating transactions in securities.
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 the necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others
The Exchange has neither solicited nor received written comments on the proposed rule change.
III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action
Within 35 days of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register or within such longer period (i) as the Commission may designate up to 90 days of such date if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding, or (ii) as to which the Exchange consents, the commission will:
A. by order approve such proposed rule change; or
B. institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be 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. Persons making written submissions should file six copies thereof with the Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW., Washington, DC 20549-0609. 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 inspection and copying in the Commission's Public Reference Room. Copies of such filings will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. All submissions should refer to File No. SR-NYSE-2001-31 and should be submitted by October 16, 2001.Start Signature
For the Commission, by the Division of the Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.
Margaret H. McFarland,
[FR Doc. 01-23836 Filed 9-24-01; 8:45 am]
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