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Securities Exchange Act of 1934; Order Extending Emergency Order Pursuant to Section 12(k)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Taking Temporary Action to Respond to Market Developments Concerning the American Stock Exchange, LLC

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The Commission is extending the Emergency Order Pursuant to Section 12(k)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Taking Temporary Action to Respond to Market Developments Concerning the American Stock Exchange LLC, Securities Exchange Act Release No. 44797 (September 16, 2001) (“Emergency Order”) for five additional business days. Based on all available information, the Commission has determined that extending the Emergency Order is necessary in the public interest and for the protection of investors to maintain fair and orderly securities markets in the wake of their reopening following the attacks of September 11, 2001.

Therefore, it is Ordered, pursuant to section 12(k)(2) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, that the Emergency Order is extended for another five business days, beginning on September 24, 2001, and ending on September 28, 2001.[1]

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By the Commission.

Margaret H. McFarland,

Deputy Secretary.

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1.  This Order extends the relief of the Emergency Order for the additional five business days allowed in Section 12(k)(2) of the Exchange Act. If the Commission believes that circumstances warrant further relief of this nature, it will consider whether it should take additional action, such as issuing orders under Section 12(k)(2) of the Exchange Act, Section 36 of the Exchange Act, or other provisions of the securities laws.

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[FR Doc. 01-24186 Filed 9-26-01; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 8010-01-M