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Self-Regulatory Organizations; The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC; Notice of Designation of a Longer Period for Commission Action on Proposed Rule Change Relating to Listing and Trading of Exchange-Traded Managed Fund Shares

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Start Preamble April 23, 2014.

On February 26, 2014, The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (“NASDAQ” or “Exchange”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”), pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) [1] and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,[2] a proposed rule change to adopt NASDAQ Rule 5745, which would govern the listing and trading of Exchange-Traded Managed Fund Shares, and to amend related references under NASDAQ Rules 4120, 5615, IM-5615-4, and 5940. The proposed rule change was published for comment in the Federal Register on March 12, 2014.[3] The Commission received four comments on the proposal.[4]

Section 19(b)(2) of the Act[5] provides that within 45 days of the publication of notice of the filing of a proposed rule change, or within such longer period up to 90 days as the Commission may designate if it finds such longer period to be appropriate and publishes its reasons for so finding or as to which the self-regulatory organization consents, the Commission shall either approve the proposed rule change, disapprove the proposed rule change, or institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule change should be disapproved. The 45th day for this filing is April 26, 2014. The Commission is extending this 45-day time period.

The Commission finds it appropriate to designate a longer period within which to take action on the proposed rule change, which seeks to adopt a new rule, as well as amend existing rules, relating to the listing and trading of Exchange-Traded Managed Fund Shares, so that it has sufficient time to consider this proposed rule change.

Accordingly, the Commission, pursuant to Section 19(b)(2) of the Act,[6] designates June 10, 2014, as the date by which the Commission shall either approve or disapprove, or institute proceedings to determine whether to disapprove, the proposed rule change (File No. SR-NASDAQ-2014-020).

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

Kevin M. O'Neill,

Deputy Secretary.

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3.  See Securities Exchange Act Release No. 71657 (March 6, 2014), 79 FR 14092.

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4.  See Letters to the Commission from Christopher Davis, President, Money Management Institute, dated March 27, 2014; Robert Tull, President, Robert Tull & Co., dated March 31, 2014; Avi Nachmany, Co-Founder, Director of Research, E.V.P, Strategic Insight, dated April 1, 2014; and Eric Noll, President and Chief Executive Officer, ConvergEx Group, LLC, dated April 1, 2014.

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[FR Doc. 2014-09678 Filed 4-28-14; 8:45 am]