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Self-Regulatory Organizations; NASDAQ PHLX LLC; Notice of Filing and Immediate Effectiveness of Proposed Rule Change To Amend the Address of the Exchange and Its Shareholder

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Start Preamble March 14, 2017.

Pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”),[1] and Rule 19b-4 thereunder,[2] notice is hereby given that on March 3, 2017, NASDAQ PHLX LLC (“Phlx” or “Exchange”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) the proposed rule change as described in Items I and II 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 the addresses for Phlx and its shareholder, Nasdaq, Inc.

The text of the proposed rule change is available on the Exchange's Web site at http://nasdaqphlx.cchwallstreet.com/​, at the principal office of the Exchange, 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 Exchange 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 these 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 aspects of such statements.

A. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement of the Purpose of, and Statutory Basis for, the Proposed Rule Change

1. Purpose

Phlx is planning to relocate from its current location at 1900 Market Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to a new location at FMC Tower, 2929 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The relocation is currently scheduled to occur in April 2017.

The purpose of this rule change is to amend the Second Amended Limited Liability Company Agreement of NASDAQ PHLX LLC as well as Rule 60, entitled “Sanctions for Breach of Regulations” to amend the addresses referenced therein for Phlx. In addition, the Second Amended Limited Liability Company Agreement lists the address of Phlx's shareholder, Nasdaq, Inc. The Exchange proposes to amend that address as well. The description for each change is below.

Change to 1900 Market Street Address

As noted above, Phlx will relocate in April 2017 to a new address at FMC Tower, 2929 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Second Amended Limited Liability Company Agreement and Rule 60 currently contain references to Phlx's current address at 1900 Market Street. The Exchange proposes to amend the Phlx address as of April 1, 2017 to the new address at FMC Tower, 2929 Walnut Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Change to Nasdaq, Inc. Address

Nasdaq, Inc., the sole shareholder of Phlx, is currently listed in the Second Amended Limited Liability Company Agreement with an address of 1900 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At this time the Exchange proposes to list the address of its shareholder at One Liberty Plaza, New York, NY 10006. This address is the headquarters of Nasdaq, Inc.

The Exchange proposes that the Phlx address rule change will become operative on April 1, 2017.

2. Statutory Basis

The Exchange believes that its proposal is consistent with Section 6(b) of the Act,[3] in general, and furthers the objectives of Section 6(b)(5) of the Act,4 Start Printed Page 14393in particular, in that it is designed to promote just and equitable principles of trade, to 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, by amending its Second Amended Limited Liability Company Agreement and Rule 60 to properly reflect the addresses of Phlx and its shareholder. It is consistent with the Act to maintain accurate information in its Rulebook as to the address of the Exchange. The shareholder information in the Second Amended Limited Liability Company Agreement is being amended to more accurately reflect the address of the shareholder.

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 not necessary or appropriate in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. The proposed rule changes will accurately reflect the addresses of Phlx and its shareholder and will not impose an undue burden on competition.

C. Self-Regulatory Organization's Statement on Comments on the Proposed Rule Change Received From Members, Participants, or Others

No written comments were either solicited or received.

III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action

Because the foregoing proposed rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, it has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Act [5] and subparagraph (f)(6) of Rule 19b-4 thereunder.[6]

A proposed rule change filed pursuant to Rule 19b-4(f)(6) under the Act [7] normally does not become operative for 30 days after the date of its filing. However, Rule 19b-4(f)(6)(iii) [8] permits the Commission to designate a shorter time if such action is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest. The Exchange has asked the Commission to waive the 30-day operative delay so that the proposal may become operative immediately upon filing. The Commission believes that waiving the 30-day operative delay is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest as it will allow the Exchange to update the address for Phlx and its sole shareholder, Nasdaq, Inc., as of April 1, 2017 to coincide with the relocation plans. Accordingly, the Commission hereby waives the operative delay and designates the proposal operative upon filing.[9]

At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission summarily may temporarily suspend such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is: (i) Necessary or appropriate in the public interest; (ii) for the protection of investors; or (iii) otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. If the Commission takes such action, the Commission shall institute proceedings to determine whether the proposed rule should be approved or disapproved.

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:

Electronic Comments

Paper Comments

  • Send paper comments in triplicate to Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number SR-Phlx-2017-23. 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 Room, 100 F Street NE., Washington, DC 20549, on official business days between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Copies of the filing also will be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the Exchange. 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-Phlx-2017-23 and should be submitted on or before April 10, 2017.

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For the Commission, by the Division of Trading and Markets, pursuant to delegated authority.[10]

Robert W. Errett,

Deputy Secretary.

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Footnotes

5.  15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A)(iii).

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6.  17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6). In addition, Rule 19b-4(f)(6) requires a self-regulatory organization to give the Commission written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule change at least five business days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change, or such shorter time as designated by the Commission. The Exchange has satisfied this requirement.

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8.  17 CFR 240.19b-4(f)(6)(iii).

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9.  For purposes only of waiving the 30-day operative delay, the Commission has also considered the proposed rule's impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f).

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[FR Doc. 2017-05408 Filed 3-17-17; 8:45 am]

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