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Self-Regulatory Organizations; BATS Exchange, Inc.; Notice of Withdrawal of Proposed Rule Change, as Modified by Amendment No. 1 Thereto, To Amend the Competitive Liquidity Provider Program

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On June 17, 2013, BATS Exchange, Inc. (“Exchange” or “BATS”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act” or “Exchange Act”) [1] and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,[2] a proposed rule change to establish the Competitive Liquidity Provider Program for Exchange Traded Products on a pilot basis, and to amend its existing Competitive Liquidity Provider Program to apply only to corporate issues. On June 24, 2013, the Exchange submitted Amendment No. 1 to the proposed rule change.[3] The proposed rule change, as modified by Amendment No. 1 thereto, was published for comment in the Federal Register on July 5, 2013.[4] The Commission received no comment letters on the proposed rule change. On August 13, 2013, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,[5] the Commission designated a longer period within which to either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change.[6] On September 19, 2013, the Exchange withdrew the proposed rule change (SR-BATS-2013-035).

For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.[7]

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Kevin M. O'Neill,

Deputy Secretary.

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3.  In Amendment No. 1, the Exchange made technical corrections and amended the proposed rule text for clarification purposes.

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4.  Securities Exchange Act Release No. 69889 (June 28, 2013), 78 FR 40531.

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6.  Securities Exchange Act Release No. 70166 (Aug. 13, 2013), 78 FR 50476 (Aug. 19, 2013).

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[FR Doc. 2013-23424 Filed 9-25-13; 8:45 am]

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