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Fee Rate Advisory #7


Washington, DC, December 21, 2001 — The Congress has passed, and will soon send to the President for signature, H.R. 1088, the "Investor and Capital Markets Relief Act." If signed by the President, this Act would substantially reduce the fee rates under Section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 and Sections 13(e), 14(g), and 31 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The fee rates under Securities Act Section 6(b) and Exchange Act Sections 13(e) and 14(g) would decline to $92 per $1,000,000 effective October 1, 2001. The fee rates under Exchange Act Section 31 would decline to $15 per $1,000,000 effective December 28, 2001. In addition, as of such date, Section 31 fees would no longer apply to sales of options on securities indexes (other than narrow-based security indexes).

The Commission will issue further notices as appropriate to keep the public informed of developments. This information will be posted at the SEC's Internet web site at http://www.sec.gov.

If you have any questions about these new fee rates, please contact the Filer Support Unit in the Office of Filings and Information Services at (202) 942-8900.



Modified: 12/26/2001