FBR Asset Investment Corporation, a Virginia corporation (“Issuer”), has filed an application with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to section 12(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”)  and Rule 12d2-2(d) hereunder, to withdraw its Common Stock, par value $.01, per share (“Security”), from listing and registration on the American Stock Exchange LLC (“Amex” or “Exchange”).
The Issuer stated in its application that it has met the requirements of Amex Rule l8 by complying with all applicable laws in effect in the State of Virginia, in which it is incorporated, and with the Amex's rules governing an issuer's voluntary withdrawal of a security from listing and registration. The Amex has in turn informed the Issuer that it does not object to the proposed withdrawal of the Issuer's Security from listing and registration on the Exchange.
The Board of Trustees (“Board”) of the Issuer approved a resolution on March 14, 2002 to withdraw the Issuer's Security from listing on the Amex and to list such Security on the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. (“NYSE”), effective April 10, 2002. In making its decision, the Board opined that listing the Security on the NYSE will (i) provide lasting benefits to its Start Printed Page 18955shareholders; (ii) increase visibility to investors; and (iii) provide greater liquidity for the Security.
The Issuer's application relates solely to the withdrawal of the Security from listing and registration on the Amex and shall have no effect upon the Security's continued listing and registration on the NYSE under section 12(b) of the Act.
Any interested person may, on or before May 1, 2002, submit by letter to the Secretary of the Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20549-0609, facts bearing upon whether the application has been made in accordance with the rules of the Amex and what terms, if any, should be imposed by the Commission for the protection of investors. The Commission, based on the information submitted to it, will issue an order granting the application after the date mentioned above, unless the Commission determines to order a hearing on the matter.Start Signature
For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.
Jonathan G. Katz,
[FR Doc. 02-9307 Filed 4-16-02; 8:45 am]
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