Notice of Extension of the Comment Period for the Proposed Rule Change re: the Establishment of the Nasdaq Order Display Facility and Modifications of the Nasdaq Trading Platform
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
(Release No. 34-42249; File No. SR-NASD-99-53)
December 17, 1999
Self-Regulatory Organizations; Notice of Extension of the Comment Period for the Proposed Rule Change by the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. Relating to the Establishment of the Nasdaq Order Display Facility and Modifications of the Nasdaq Trading Platform
On October 1, 1999, the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. ("NASD" or "Association") through its wholly owned subsidiary the Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc. ("Nasdaq") filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") a proposal relating to the establishment of the Nasdaq Order Display Facility and modifications of the Nasdaq Trading Platform. Notice of the proposed rule change was published for comment on December 6, 1999.1
To give the public additional time to comment on the proposal, the Commission is extending the comment period to January 11, 2000. A copy of the proposed rule change is available in the Commission's Public Reference Room in File No. SR-NASD-99-53.
Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Persons making written submissions should file six copies thereof with Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 450 Fifth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20549-0609. 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 inspection and copying in the Commission's Public Reference Room. Copies of such filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of the NASD. All submissions should refer to File No. SR-NASD-99-53 and should be submitted by January 11, 2000.
For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.2
Jonathan G. Katz
1Securities Exchange Act Release No. 42166 (November 22, 1999), 64 FR 68125.
217 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).