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Self-Regulatory Organizations; American Stock Exchange LLC; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change Relating to the Amex Listing Agreement

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I. Introduction

On September 29, 2005, the American Stock Exchange LLC (“Amex” or “Exchange”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) a proposed rule change, pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”)[1] and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,[2] to adopt a modified Amex Listing Agreement. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on October 25, 2005.[3] The Commission received no comments on the proposal. This order approves the proposed rule change.

II. Description of the Proposal

The Exchange proposes to adopt a modified Amex Listing Agreement for the purpose of (i) combining the two forms of Amex Listing Agreements presently available into one form of Amex Listing Agreement to be submitted to the Exchange by all issuers in connection with a listing application; (ii) eliminating a representation by issuers of structured products, exchange-traded funds, trust issued receipts and other novel securities products regarding third party claims; and (iii) making certain minor, non-substantive changes to the Amex Listing Agreement.

III. Discussion

After careful consideration, the Commission finds that the proposed rule change, as amended, is consistent with the requirements of the Act and the rules and regulations thereunder applicable to a national securities exchange.[4] In particular, the Commission believes that the proposal is consistent with Section 6(b)(5)[5] in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade and is not designed to permit unfair discrimination between issuers or to regulate by virtue of any authority conferred by the Act matters not related to the purposes of the Act or the administration of the Exchange.

IV. Conclusion

It is therefore ordered, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,[6] that the proposed rule change (SR-Amex-2005-097) be, and it hereby is, approved.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.[7]

Jonathan G. Katz,

Secretary.

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Footnotes

3.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 52630 (October 18, 2005), 70 FR 61670.

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4.  In approving the proposed rule change, the Commission has considered its impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).

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[FR Doc. E5-7102 Filed 12-8-05; 8:45 am]

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