Notice of Extension of Comment Period for Proposed Rule Change Re: Establishment of Agency Quotation in Nasdaq
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
(Release No. 34-41243; File No. SR-NASD-99-09)
April 1, 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 an Agency Quotation in Nasdaq
On February 3, 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 to permit the separate display of customer orders by market makers in Nasdaq through a market maker agency identification symbol ("Agency Quote"). Notice of the proposed rule change was published for comment on March 11, 1999.
To give the public additional time to comment on the proposal, the Commission is extending the comment period for the NASD's Agency Quote proposal to June 1, 1999. A copy of the proposed rule change is available in the Commission's Public Reference Room in File No. SR-NASD-99-09.
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-99-09 and should be submitted by June 1, 1999.
For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.2
Jonathan G. Katz
1 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 41128 (March 2, 1999), 64 FR 12198.
2 17 CFR 200.30-3(a)(12).