November 21, 2012.
Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) 
and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,
notice is hereby given that, on November 13, 2012, NYSE Arca, Inc. (“Exchange” or “NYSE Arca”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) the proposed rule change as described in Items I, II, and III below, which Items have been prepared by the Exchange. The Commission is publishing this notice to solicit comments on the proposed rule change from interested persons.
I. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Terms of Substance of the Proposed Rule Change
The Exchange proposes to amend its Schedule of Fees and Charges for Exchange Services (“Fee Schedule”) to revise certain aspects of the Listing Fees applicable to Structured Products listed on NYSE Arca, LLC (“NYSE Arca Marketplace”), the equities facility of NYSE Arca Equities. The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Web site at www.nyse.com, at the principal office of the Exchange, on the Commission's Web site, and at the Commission's Public Reference Room.
II. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change
In its filing with the Commission, the self-regulatory organization included statements concerning the purpose of, and basis for, the proposed rule change and discussed any comments it received on the proposed rule change. The text of those statements may be examined at the places specified in Item IV below. The Exchange has prepared summaries, set forth in sections A, B, and C below, of the most significant parts of such statements.
A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change
The Exchange proposes to amend its Fee Schedule to revise certain aspects of the Listing Fees applicable to Structured Products listed on the NYSE Arca Marketplace pursuant to NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(1) (Other Securities); NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(2) (Equity Linked Notes); NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(4) (Index-Linked Exchangeable Notes); NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(6) (Equity Index-Linked Securities, Commodity-Linked Securities, Currency-Linked Securities, Fixed Income Index-Linked Securities, Futures-Linked Securities, and Multifactor Indexed-Linked Securities); NYSE Arca Equities Rule 5.2(j)(7) (Trust Certificates); NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.3 (Currency and Index Warrants); and NYSE Arca Equities Rule 8.400 (Paired Trust Shares). Specifically, the Exchange proposes to remove a provision in the Fee Schedule that provides for the assessment of a fee for subsequent listing of additional shares of Structured Products that are already listed on the Exchange.
Under the current Fee Schedule, a Listing Fee is assessed when an issuer initially lists a Structured Product. Additionally, fees are assessed if an issuer subsequently lists additional shares of the same Structured Product. The Listing Fees for Structured Products are as follows:
|Up to 1 million||$5,000|
|1+ to 2 million||10,000|
|2+ to 3 million||15,000|
|3+ to 4 million||20,000|
|4+ to 5 million||25,000|
|5+ to 6 million||30,000|
|6+ to 7 million||30,000|
|7+ to 8 million||30,000|
|8+ to 9 million||30,000|
|9+ to 10 million||32,500|
|10+ to 15 million||37,500|
|in excess of 15 million||45,000|
Effective January 1, 2013, the Exchange proposes to eliminate the current fee for subsequent listings of additional shares of Structured Products that are already listed on the Exchange and, accordingly, were assessed a fee upon initial listing. As a result, the Structured Product Listing Fees would apply when an issuer initially lists a series of a Structured Product and, therefore, would not apply to subsequent listings of additional shares of such listed products. In this regard, and as is currently the case, the Exchange treats each series of a Structured Product as a separate issue for which fees are charged, as provided above.
The Exchange notes that the proposed changes are not otherwise intended to address any other issues surrounding Structured Products or Listing Fees associated therewith and that the Exchange is not aware of any problems that issuers would have in complying with the proposed change.
The Exchange proposes to implement the fee changes on January 1, 2013. In this regard, the changes proposed in the Exhibit 5 attached hereto 
describe the manner in which the fees shall continue to apply through December 31, 2012 as well as the manner in which fees shall apply effective January 1, 2013.
2. Statutory Basis
The Exchange believes that the proposed rule change is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,
in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(4) of the Act,
in particular, because it provides for the equitable allocation of reasonable dues, fees, and other charges among its members, issuers, and other persons using its facilities and does not unfairly discriminate between customers, issuers, brokers, or dealers.
Specifically, the Exchange believes that the proposed change is reasonable because it would eliminate the current fee for subsequent listings of additional shares of Structured Products that are already listed on the Exchange and, accordingly, are assessed a fee upon initial listing. Accordingly, eliminating the fee is reasonable because it would result in subsequent listings of additional shares of a product that is already listed on the Exchange being more affordable for all issuers of Structured Products. In this regard, the Exchange also believes that the proposed change is reasonable because eliminating such fees is consistent with the Exchange's Listing Fees for derivative securities products, such as exchange-traded funds (“ETFs”), which are not charged an additional fee for subsequent listings of additional shares of the same product.
The Exchange believes that the proposed change is equitable and not unfairly discriminatory because it would apply equally to all issuers of Structured Products listed on the Exchange. The Exchange also believes that the proposed change is equitable and not unfairly discriminatory because it would align the fee structure applicable to Structured Products with that of derivative securities products, like ETFs, that are listed on the Exchange. In this regard, the Exchange believes that derivative securities products and Structured Products share certain characteristics, such that, in the Exchange's opinion, they should also be treated the same with respect to the method of billing for listing subsequent shares of the same product that is already listed on the Exchange.
Finally, the Exchange notes that it operates in a highly competitive market in which market participants can readily favor competing venues. In such an environment, the Exchange must continually review, and consider adjusting, its fees and credits to remain competitive with other exchanges. For the reasons described above, the Exchange believes that the proposed rule change reflects this competitive environment.
B. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Burden on Competition
The Exchange does not believe that the proposed rule change will impose any burden on competition that is not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others
No written comments were solicited or received with respect to the proposed rule change.
III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action
The foregoing rule change is effective upon filing pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 
and subparagraph (f)(2) of Rule 19b-4 
thereunder, because it establishes a due, fee, or other charge imposed by NYSE Arca.
At any time within 60 days of the filing of such proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act.
IV. Solicitation of Comments
Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:
- Send paper comments in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090.
All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEArca-2012-127. This file number should be included on the subject line if email is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission's Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule change between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for Web site viewing and printing in the Commission's Public Reference Section, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090 on official business days between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the New York Stock Exchange's principal office and on its Internet Web site at www.nyse.com. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File Number SR-NYSEArca-2012-127 and should be submitted on or before December 19, 2012.
For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.8
Kevin M. O'Neill,
[FR Doc. 2012-28796 Filed 11-27-12; 8:45 am]
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