On August 21, 2001, the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE” or “Exchange”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”)  and Rule 19b-4 thereunder, a proposed rule change to amend NYSE Rule 387 (“COD Orders”) Start Printed Page 56143in order to clarify the Rule's application to all “member[s]” and “member organization[s].”
The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on September 25, 2001. The Commission received no comments on the proposal.
The Commission finds that the proposed rule change is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange  and, in particular, the requirements of section 6 of the Act  and the rules and regulations thereunder. The Commission finds specifically that the proposed rule change is consistent with section 6(b)(5) of the Act  because, in clarifying the application of Exchange Rule 387 to both “member[s]” and “member organization[s],” it is designed to foster cooperation and coordination with persons engaged in regulating, clearing, settling and facilitating transactions in securities.
It is therefore ordered, pursuant to section 19(b)(2) of the Act,  that the proposed rule change (File No. SR-NYSE-2001-31) is approved.Start Signature
For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority. 
Margaret H. McFarland,
3. See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 44811 (September 18, 2001), 66 FR 49054 (September 25, 2001).Back to Citation
4. In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission notes that it has considered its impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).Back to Citation
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