On August 19, 2004, 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 adopt new NYSE Rule 416A (“Member and Member organization Profile Information Updates and Quarterly Certifications Via the Electronic Filing Platform”), which rule would require members and member organizations to promptly update their organizational information via the Electronic Filing Platform, and to make quarterly certifications that their organizational information is complete and accurate. Additionally, the NYSE proposed an amendment to NYSE Rule 476A (“Imposition of Fines for Minor Violations of Rules”) to allow the Exchange to sanction members' and member organizations' minor violations of new NYSE Rule 416A pursuant to the minor fine provisions of NYSE Rule 476A. The NYSE amended the proposed rule change on October 12, 2004, which amendment completely replaced and superseded the original proposal. The proposed rule change, as amended, was published for comment in the Federal Register on October 25, 2004. 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, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, facilitate transactions in securities, 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 Commission also finds that the proposal is consistent with Section 6(b)(6) of the Act, which requires that members and persons associated with members be appropriately disciplined for violations of Exchange rules. Finally, the Commission finds the proposal is consistent with Rule 19d-1(c)(2) under the Act, which governs minor rule violation plans.
It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act, that the proposed rule change (SR-NYSE-2004-48), as amended, be, and it hereby is, approved.Start Signature
For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.
Margaret H. McFarland,
4. In approving this proposed rule change, the Commission has considered the proposed rule's impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).Back to Citation
[FR Doc. E4-3402 Filed 11-30-04; 8:45 am]
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