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Title 17Chapter IIPart 240


TITLE 17—Commodity and Securities Exchanges

CHAPTER II—SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (CONTINUED)

PART 240—GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS, SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

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Subpart A—RULES AND REGULATIONS UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Rules of General Application

§240.0-1
Definitions.
§240.0-2
Business hours of the Commission.
§240.0-3
Filing of material with the Commission.
§240.0-4
Nondisclosure of information obtained in examinations and investigations.
§240.0-5
Reference to rule by obsolete designation.
§240.0-6
Disclosure detrimental to the national defense or foreign policy.
§240.0-8
Application of rules to registered broker-dealers.
§240.0-9
Payment of fees.
§240.0-10
Small entities under the Securities Exchange Act for purposes of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
§240.0-11
Filing fees for certain acquisitions, dispositions and similar transactions.
§240.0-12
Commission procedures for filing applications for orders for exemptive relief under Section 36 of the Exchange Act.
§240.0-13
Commission procedures for filing applications to request a substituted compliance order under the Exchange Act.
§240.3a1-1
Exemption from the definition of “Exchange” under Section 3(a)(1) of the Act.
§240.3a4-1
Associated persons of an issuer deemed not to be brokers.
§§240.3a4-2—240.3a4-6
[Reserved]
§240.3a5-1
Exemption from the definition of “dealer” for a bank engaged in riskless principal transactions.
§240.3a5-2
Exemption from the definition of “dealer” for banks effecting transactions in securities issued pursuant to Regulation S.
§240.3a5-3
Exemption from the definition of “dealer” for banks engaging in securities lending transactions.

Definition of “Equity Security” as Used in Sections 12(g) and 16

§240.3a11-1
Definition of the term “equity security.”

Miscellaneous Exemptions

§240.3a12-1
Exemption of certain mortgages and interests in mortgages.
§240.3a12-2
[Reserved]
§240.3a12-3
Exemption from sections 14(a), 14(b), 14(c), 14(f) and 16 for securities of certain foreign issuers.
§240.3a12-4
Exemptions from sections 15(a) and 15(c)(3) for certain mortgage securities.
§240.3a12-5
Exemption of certain investment contract securities from sections 7(c) and 11(d)(1).
§240.3a12-6
Definition of “common trust fund” as used in section 3(a)(12) of the Act.
§240.3a12-7
Exemption for certain derivative securities traded otherwise than on a national securities exchange.
§240.3a12-8
Exemption for designated foreign government securities for purposes of futures trading.
§240.3a12-9
Exemption of certain direct participation program securities from the arranging provisions of sections 7(c) and 11(d)(1).
§240.3a12-10
Exemption of certain securities issued by the Resolution Funding Corporation.
§240.3a12-11
Exemption from sections 8(a), 14(a), 14(b), and 14(c) for debt securities listed on a national securities exchange.
§240.3a12-12
Exemption from certain provisions of section 16 of the Act for asset-backed securities.
§240.3a40-1
Designation of financial responsibility rules.
§240.3a43-1
Customer-related government securities activities incidental to the futures-related business of a futures commission merchant registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
§240.3a44-1
Proprietary government securities transactions incidental to the futures-related business of a CFTC-regulated person.
§240.3a51-1
Definition of “penny stock”.
§240.3a55-1
Method for determining market capitalization and dollar value of average daily trading volume; application of the definition of narrow-based security index.
§240.3a55-2
Indexes underlying futures contracts trading for fewer than 30 days.
§240.3a55-3
Futures contracts on security indexes trading on or subject to the rules of a foreign board of trade.
§240.3a55-4
Exclusion from definition of narrow-based security index for indexes composed of debt securities.

Security-Based Swap Dealer and Participant Definitions

§240.3a67-1
Definition of “major security-based swap participant.”
§240.3a67-2
Categories of security-based swaps.
§240.3a67-3
Definition of “substantial position.”
§240.3a67-4
Definition of “hedging or mitigating commercial risk.”
§240.3a67-5
Definition of “substantial counterparty exposure.”
§240.3a67-6
Definition of “financial entity.”
§240.3a67-7
Definition of “highly leveraged.”
§240.3a67-8
Timing requirements, reevaluation period, and termination of status.
§240.3a67-9
Calculation of major participant status by certain persons.
§240.3a67-10
Foreign major security-based swap participants.

Further Definition of Swap, Security-Based Swap, and Security-Based Swap Agreement; Mixed Swaps; Security-Based Swap Agreement Recordkeeping

§240.3a68-1a
Meaning of “issuers of securities in a narrow-based security index” as used in section 3(a)(68)(A)(ii)(III) of the Act.
§240.3a68-1b
Meaning of “narrow-based security index” as used in section 3(a)(68)(A)(ii)(I) of the Act.
§240.3a68-2
Requests for interpretation of swaps, security-based swaps, and mixed swaps.
§240.3a68-3
Meaning of “narrow-based security index” as used in the definition of “security-based swap.”
§240.3a68-4
Regulation of mixed swaps.
§240.3a68-5
Regulation of certain futures contracts on foreign sovereign debt.
§240.3a69-1
Safe Harbor Definition of “security-based swap” and “swap” as used in sections 3(a)(68) and 3(a)(69) of the Act—insurance.
§240.3a69-2
Definition of “swap” as used in section 3(a)(69) of the Act—additional products.
§240.3a69-3
Books and records requirements for security-based swap agreements.
§240.3a71-1
Definition of “security-based swap dealer.”
§240.3a71-2
De minimis exception.
§240.3a71-2A
Report regarding the “security-based swap dealer” and “major security-based swap participant” definitions (Appendix A to 17 CFR 240.3a71-2).
§240.3a71-3
Cross-border security-based swap dealing activity.
§240.3a71-4
Exception from aggregation for affiliated groups with registered security-based swap dealers.
§240.3a71-5
Exception for cleared transactions executed on a swap execution facility.

Definitions

§240.3b-1
Definition of “listed”.
§240.3b-2
Definition of “officer”.
§240.3b-3
[Reserved]
§240.3b-4
Definition of “foreign government,” “foreign issuer” and “foreign private issuer”.
§240.3b-5
Non-exempt securities issued under governmental obligations.
§240.3b-6
Liability for certain statements by issuers.
§240.3b-7
Definition of “executive officer”.
§240.3b-8
Definitions of “Qualified OTC Market Maker, Qualified Third Market Maker” and “Qualified Block Positioner”.
§§240.3b-9—240.3b-10
[Reserved]
§240.3b-11
Definitions relating to limited partnership roll-up transactions for purposes of sections 6(b)(9), 14(h) and 15A(b)(12)-(13).
§240.3b-12
Definition of OTC derivatives dealer.
§240.3b-13
Definition of eligible OTC derivative instrument.
§240.3b-14
Definition of cash management securities activities.
§240.3b-15
Definition of ancillary portfolio management securities activities.
§240.3b-16
Definitions of terms used in Section 3(a)(1) of the Act.
§240.3b-17
[Reserved]
§240.3b-18
Definitions of terms used in Section 3(a)(5) of the Act.
§240.3b-19
Definition of “issuer” in section 3(a)(8) of the Act in relation to asset-backed securities.

Clearing of Security-Based Swaps

§240.3Ca-1
Stay of clearing requirement and review by the Commission.
§240.3Ca-2
Submission of security-based swaps for clearing.

Registration and Exemption of Exchanges

§240.6a-1
Application for registration as a national securities exchange or exemption from registration based on limited volume.
§240.6a-2
Amendments to application.
§240.6a-3
Supplemental material to be filed by exchanges.
§240.6a-4
Notice of registration under Section 6(g) of the Act, amendment to such notice, and supplemental materials to be filed by exchanges registered under Section 6(g) of the Act.
§240.6h-1
Settlement and regulatory halt requirements for security futures products.
§240.6h-2
Security future based on note, bond, debenture, or evidence of indebtedness.
§240.7c2-1
[Reserved]

Hypothecation of Customers' Securities

§240.8c-1
Hypothecation of customers' securities.
§240.9b-1
Options disclosure document.
§§240.10a-1—240.10a-2
[Reserved]

Manipulative and Deceptive Devices and Contrivances

§240.10b-1
Prohibition of use of manipulative or deceptive devices or contrivances with respect to certain securities exempted from registration.
§240.10b-2
[Reserved]
§240.10b-3
Employment of manipulative and deceptive devices by brokers or dealers.
§240.10b-4
[Reserved]
§240.10b-5
Employment of manipulative and deceptive devices.
§240.10b5-1
Trading “on the basis of” material nonpublic information in insider trading cases.
§240.10b5-2
Duties of trust or confidence in misappropriation insider trading cases.
§§240.10b-6—240.10b-8
[Reserved]
§240.10b-9
Prohibited representations in connection with certain offerings.
§240.10b-10
Confirmation of transactions.
§240.10b-13
[Reserved]
§240.10b-16
Disclosure of credit terms in margin transactions.
§240.10b-17
Untimely announcements of record dates.
§240.10b-18
Purchases of certain equity securities by the issuer and others.
§240.10b-21
Deception in connection with a seller's ability or intent to deliver securities on the date delivery is due.

Reports Under Section 10A

§240.10A-1
Notice to the Commission Pursuant to Section 10A of the Act.
§240.10A-2
Auditor independence.
§240.10A-3
Listing standards relating to audit committees.

Requirements Under Section 10C

§240.10C-1
Listing standards relating to compensation committees.

Adoption of Floor Trading Regulation (Rule 11a-1)

§240.11a-1
Regulation of floor trading.
§240.11a1-1(T)
Transactions yielding priority, parity, and precedence.
§240.11a1-2
Transactions for certain accounts of associated persons of members.
§240.11a1-3(T)
Bona fide hedge transactions in certain securities.
§240.11a1-4(T)
Bond transactions on national securities exchanges.
§240.11a1-5
Transactions by registered competitive market makers and registered equity market makers.
§240.11a1-6
Transactions for certain accounts of OTC derivatives dealers.
§240.11a2-2(T)
Transactions effected by exchange members through other members.

Adoption of Regulation on Conduct of Specialists

§240.11b-1
Regulation of specialists.

Exemption of Certain Securities From Section 11(d)(1)

§240.11d1-1
Exemption of certain securities from section 11(d)(1).
§240.11d1-2
Exemption from section 11(d)(1) for certain investment company securities held by broker-dealers as collateral in margin accounts.
§240.11d2-1
Exemption from Section 11(d)(2) for certain broker-dealers effecting transactions for customers security futures products in futures accounts.

Securities Exempted From Registration

§240.12a-4
Exemption of certain warrants from section 12(a).
§240.12a-5
Temporary exemption of substituted or additional securities.
§240.12a-6
Exemption of securities underlying certain options from section 12(a).
§240.12a-7
Exemption of stock contained in standardized market baskets from section 12(a) of the Act.
§240.12a-8
Exemption of depositary shares.
§240.12a-9
Exemption of standardized options from section 12(a) of the Act.

Regulation 12B: Registration and Reporting

§240.12a-10
Exemption of security-based swaps from section 12(a) of the Act.
§240.12a-11
Exemption of security-based swaps sold in reliance on Securities Act of 1933 Rule 240 (§230.240) from section 12(a) of the Act.

General

§240.12b-1
Scope of regulation.
§240.12b-2
Definitions.
§240.12b-3
Title of securities.
§240.12b-4
Supplemental information.
§240.12b-5
Determination of affiliates of banks.
§240.12b-6
When securities are deemed to be registered.
§240.12b-7
[Reserved]

Formal Requirements

§240.12b-10
Requirements as to proper form.
§240.12b-11
Number of copies; signatures; binding.
§240.12b-12
Requirements as to paper, printing and language.
§240.12b-13
Preparation of statement or report.
§240.12b-14
Riders; inserts.
§240.12b-15
Amendments.

General Requirements as to Contents

§240.12b-20
Additional information.
§240.12b-21
Information unknown or not available.
§240.12b-22
Disclaimer of control.
§240.12b-23
Incorporation by reference.
§240.12b-24
[Reserved]
§240.12b-25
Notification of inability to timely file all or any required portion of a Form 10-K, 20-F, 11-K, N-SAR, N-CSR, 10-Q, or 10-D.

Exhibits

§240.12b-30
Additional exhibits.
§240.12b-31
Omission of substantially identical documents.
§240.12b-32
Incorporation of exhibits by reference.
§240.12b-33
Annual reports to other Federal agencies.

Special Provisions

§240.12b-35
[Reserved]
§240.12b-36
Use of financial statements filed under other acts.
§240.12b-37
Satisfaction of filing requirements.

Certification by Exchanges and Effectiveness of Registration

§240.12d1-1
Registration effective as to class or series.
§240.12d1-2
Effectiveness of registration.
§240.12d1-3
Requirements as to certification.
§240.12d1-4
Date of receipt of certification by Commission.
§240.12d1-5
Operation of certification on subsequent amendments.
§240.12d1-6
Withdrawal of certification.

Suspension of Trading, Withdrawal, and Striking From Listing and Registration

§240.12d2-1
Suspension of trading.
§240.12d2-2
Removal from listing and registration.

Unlisted Trading

§240.12f-1
Applications for permission to reinstate unlisted trading privileges.
§240.12f-2
Extending unlisted trading privileges to a security that is the subject of an initial public offering.
§240.12f-3
Termination or suspension of unlisted trading privileges.
§240.12f-4
Exemption of securities admitted to unlisted trading privileges from sections 13, 14 and 16.
§240.12f-5
Exchange rules for securities to which unlisted trading privileges are extended.
§240.12f-6
[Reserved]

Extensions and Temporary Exemptions; Definitions

§240.12g-1
Exemption from section 12(g).
§240.12g-2
Securities deemed to be registered pursuant to section 12(g)(1) upon termination of exemption pursuant to section 12(g)(2) (A) or (B).
§240.12g-3
Registration of securities of successor issuers under section 12(b) or 12(g).
§240.12g3-2
Exemptions for American depositary receipts and certain foreign securities.
§240.12g-4
Certifications of termination of registration under section 12(g).
§240.12g5-1
Definition of securities “held of record”.
§240.12g5-2
Definition of “total assets”.
§240.12h-1
Exemptions from registration under section 12(g) of the Act.
§240.12h-2
[Reserved]
§240.12h-3
Suspension of duty to file reports under section 15(d).
§240.12h-4
Exemption from duty to file reports under section 15(d).
§240.12h-5
Exemption for subsidiary issuers of guaranteed securities and subsidiary guarantors.
§240.12h-6
Certification by a foreign private issuer regarding the termination of registration of a class of securities under section 12(g) or the duty to file reports under section 13(a) or section 15(d).
§240.12h-7
Exemption for issuers of securities that are subject to insurance regulation.

Regulation 13A: Reports of Issuers of Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12

§240.13a-1
Requirements of annual reports.
§240.13a-2
[Reserved]
§240.13a-3
Reporting by Form 40-F registrant.

Other Reports

§240.13a-10
Transition reports.
§240.13a-11
Current reports on Form 8-K (§249.308 of this chapter).
§240.13a-13
Quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (§249.308a of this chapter).
§240.13a-14
Certification of disclosure in annual and quarterly reports.
§240.13a-15
Controls and procedures.
§240.13a-16
Reports of foreign private issuers on Form 6-K (17 CFR 249.306).
§240.13a-17
Reports of asset-backed issuers on Form 10-D (§249.312 of this chapter).
§240.13a-18
Compliance with servicing criteria for asset-backed securities.
§240.13a-19
Reports by shell companies on Form 20-F.
§240.13a-20
Plain English presentation of specified information.

Regulation 13b-2: Maintenance of Records and Preparation of Required Reports

§240.13b2-1
Falsification of accounting records.
§240.13b2-2
Representations and conduct in connection with the preparation of required reports and documents.

Regulation 13D-G

§240.13d-1
Filing of Schedules 13D and 13G.
§240.13d-2
Filing of amendments to Schedules 13D or 13G.
§240.13d-3
Determination of beneficial owner.
§240.13d-4
Disclaimer of beneficial ownership.
§240.13d-5
Acquisition of securities.
§240.13d-6
Exemption of certain acquisitions.
§240.13d-7
Dissemination.
§240.13d-101
Schedule 13D—Information to be included in statements filed pursuant to §240.13d-1(a) and amendments thereto filed pursuant to §240.13d-2(a).
§240.13d-102
Schedule 13G—Information to be included in statements filed pursuant to §240.13d-1(b), (c), and (d) and amendments thereto filed pursuant to §240.13d-2.
§240.13e-1
Purchase of securities by the issuer during a third-party tender offer.
§240.13e-2
[Reserved]
§240.13e-3
Going private transactions by certain issuers or their affiliates.
§240.13e-4
Tender offers by issuers.
§240.13e-100
Schedule 13E-3, Transaction statement under section 13(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 13e-3 (§240.13e-3) thereunder.
§240.13e-101
[Reserved]
§240.13e-102
Schedule 13E-4F. Tender offer statement pursuant to section 13(e) (1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and §240.13e-4 thereunder.
§240.13f-1
Reporting by institutional investment managers of information with respect to accounts over which they exercise investment discretion.
§240.13h-l
Large trader reporting.
§240.13k-1
Foreign bank exemption from the insider lending prohibition under section 13(k).
§240.13p-1
Requirement of report regarding disclosure of registrant's supply chain information regarding conflict minerals.
§240.13q-1
Disclosure of payments made by resource extraction issuers.

Regulation 14A: Solicitation of Proxies

§240.14a-1
Definitions.
§240.14a-2
Solicitations to which §240.14a-3 to §240.14a-15 apply.
§240.14a-3
Information to be furnished to security holders.
§240.14a-4
Requirements as to proxy.
§240.14a-5
Presentation of information in proxy statement.
§240.14a-6
Filing requirements.
§240.14a-7
Obligations of registrants to provide a list of, or mail soliciting material to, security holders.
§240.14a-8
Shareholder proposals.
§240.14a-9
False or misleading statements.
§240.14a-10
Prohibition of certain solicitations.
§240.14a-12
Solicitation before furnishing a proxy statement.
§240.14a-13
Obligation of registrants in communicating with beneficial owners.
§240.14a-14
Modified or superseded documents.
§240.14a-15
Differential and contingent compensation in connection with roll-up transactions.
§240.14a-16
Internet availability of proxy materials.
§240.14a-17
Electronic shareholder forums.
§240.14a-18
Disclosure regarding nominating shareholders and nominees submitted for inclusion in a registrant's proxy materials pursuant to applicable state or foreign law, or a registrant's governing documents.
§240.14a-20
Shareholder approval of executive compensation of TARP recipients.
§240.14a-21
Shareholder approval of executive compensation, frequency of votes for approval of executive compensation and shareholder approval of golden parachute compensation.
§240.14a-101
Schedule 14A. Information required in proxy statement.
§240.14a-102
[Reserved]
§240.14a-103
Notice of Exempt Solicitation. Information to be included in statements submitted by or on behalf of a person pursuant to §240.14a-6(g).
§240.14a-104
Notice of Exempt Preliminary Roll-up Communication. Information regarding ownership interests and any potential conflicts of interest to be included in statements submitted by or on behalf of a person pursuant to §240.14a-2(b)(4) and §240.14a-6(n).
§240.14b-1
Obligation of registered brokers and dealers in connection with the prompt forwarding of certain communications to beneficial owners.
§240.14b-2
Obligation of banks, associations and other entities that exercise fiduciary powers in connection with the prompt forwarding of certain communications to beneficial owners.

Regulation 14C: Distribution of Information Pursuant to Section 14(c)

§240.14c-1
Definitions.
§240.14c-2
Distribution of information statement.
§240.14c-3
Annual report to be furnished security holders.
§240.14c-4
Presentation of information in information statement.
§240.14c-5
Filing requirements.
§240.14c-6
False or misleading statements.
§240.14c-7
Providing copies of material for certain beneficial owners.
§240.14c-101
Schedule 14C. Information required in information statement.

Regulation 14D

§240.14d-1
Scope of and definitions applicable to Regulations 14D and 14E.
§240.14d-2
Commencement of a tender offer.
§240.14d-3
Filing and transmission of tender offer statement.
§240.14d-4
Dissemination of tender offers to security holders.
§240.14d-5
Dissemination of certain tender offers by the use of stockholder lists and security position listings.
§240.14d-6
Disclosure of tender offer information to security holders.
§240.14d-7
Additional withdrawal rights.
§240.14d-8
Exemption from statutory pro rata requirements.
§240.14d-9
Recommendation or solicitation by the subject company and others.
§240.14d-10
Equal treatment of security holders.
§240.14d-11
Subsequent offering period.
§240.14d-100
Schedule TO. Tender offer statement under section 14(d)(1) or 13(e)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
§240.14d-101
Schedule 14D-9.
§240.14d-102
Schedule 14D-1F. Tender offer statement pursuant to rule 14d-1(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
§240.14d-103
Schedule 14D-9F. Solicitation/recommendation statement pursuant to section 14(d)(4) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and rules 14d-1(b) and 14e-2(c) thereunder.

Regulation 14E

§240.14e-1
Unlawful tender offer practices.
§240.14e-2
Position of subject company with respect to a tender offer.
§240.14e-3
Transactions in securities on the basis of material, nonpublic information in the context of tender offers.
§240.14e-4
Prohibited transactions in connection with partial tender offers.
§240.14e-5
Prohibiting purchases outside of a tender offer.
§240.14e-6
Repurchase offers by certain closed-end registered investment companies.
§240.14e-7
Unlawful tender offer practices in connection with roll-ups.
§240.14e-8
Prohibited conduct in connection with pre-commencement communications.
§240.14f-1
Change in majority of directors.

Regulation 14N: Filings Required by Certain Nominating Shareholders

§240.14n-1
Filing of Schedule 14N.
§240.14n-2
Filing of amendments to Schedule 14N.
§240.14n-3
Dissemination.
§240.14n-101
Schedule 14N—Information to be included in statements filed pursuant to §240.14n-1 and amendments thereto filed pursuant to §240.14n-2.

Exemption of Certain OTC Derivatives Dealers

§240.15a-1
Securities activities of OTC derivatives dealers.

Exemption of Certain Securities From Section 15(a)

§240.15a-2
Exemption of certain securities of cooperative apartment houses from section 15(a).
§240.15a-3
[Reserved]
§240.15a-4
Forty-five day exemption from registration for certain members of national securities exchanges.
§240.15a-5
Exemption of certain nonbank lenders.

Registration of Brokers and Dealers

§240.15a-6
Exemption of certain foreign brokers or dealers.
§§240.15a-7—240.15a-9
[Reserved]
§240.15a-10
Exemption of certain brokers or dealers with respect to security futures products.
§240.15a-11
[Reserved]
§240.15b1-1
Application for registration of brokers or dealers.
§240.15b1-2
[Reserved]
§240.15b1-3
Registration of successor to registered broker or dealer.
§240.15b1-4
Registration of fiduciaries.
§240.15b1-5
Consent to service of process to be furnished by nonresident brokers or dealers and by nonresident general partners or managing agents of brokers or dealers.
§240.15b1-6
Notice to brokers and dealers of requirements regarding lost securityholders and unresponsive payees.
§240.15b2-2
Inspection of newly registered brokers and dealers.
§240.15b3-1
Amendments to application.
§240.15b5-1
Extension of registration for purposes of the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 after cancellation or revocation.
§240.15b6-1
Withdrawal from registration.
§240.15b7-1
Compliance with qualification requirements of self-regulatory organizations.
§240.15b7-3T
Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.
§240.15b9-1
Exemption for certain exchange members.
§240.15b9-2
Exemption from SRO membership for OTC derivatives dealers.
§240.15b11-1
Registration by notice of security futures product broker-dealers.
§240.15b12-1
Brokers or dealers engaged in a retail forex business.

Rules Relating to Over-the-Counter Markets

§240.15c1-1
Definitions.
§240.15c1-2
Fraud and misrepresentation.
§240.15c1-3
Misrepresentation by brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers as to registration.
§240.15c1-4
[Reserved]
§240.15c1-5
Disclosure of control.
§240.15c1-6
Disclosure of interest in distribution.
§240.15c1-7
Discretionary accounts.
§240.15c1-8
Sales at the market.
§240.15c1-9
Use of pro forma balance sheets.
§240.15c2-1
Hypothecation of customers' securities.
§240.15c2-3
[Reserved]
§240.15c2-4
Transmission or maintenance of payments received in connection with underwritings.
§240.15c2-5
Disclosure and other requirements when extending or arranging credit in certain transactions.
§240.15c2-6
[Reserved]
§240.15c2-7
Identification of quotations.
§240.15c2-8
Delivery of prospectus.
§240.15c2-11
Initiation or resumption of quotations without specific information.
§240.15c2-12
Municipal securities disclosure.
§240.15c3-1
Net capital requirements for brokers or dealers.
§240.15c3-1a
Options (Appendix A to 17 CFR 240.15c3-1).
§240.15c3-1b
Adjustments to net worth and aggregate indebtedness for certain commodities transactions (appendix B to 17 CFR 240.15c3-1).
§240.15c3-1c
Consolidated computations of net capital and aggregate indebtedness for certain subsidiaries and affiliates (appendix C to 17 CFR 240.15c3-1).
§240.15c3-1d
Satisfactory Subordination Agreements (Appendix D to 17 CFR 240.15c3-1).
§240.15c3-1e
Deductions for market and credit risk for certain brokers or dealers (Appendix E to 17 CFR 240.15c3-1).
§240.15c3-1f
Optional market and credit risk requirements for OTC derivatives dealers (Appendix F to 17 CFR 240.15c3-1).
§240.15c3-1g
Conditions for ultimate holding companies of certain brokers or dealers (Appendix G to 17 CFR 240.15c3-1).
§240.15c3-2
[Reserved]
§240.15c3-3
Customer protection—reserves and custody of securities.
§240.15c3-3a
Exhibit A—Formula for determination of customer and PAB account reserve requirements of brokers and dealers under §240.15c3-3.
§240.15c3-4
Internal risk management control systems for OTC derivatives dealers.
§240.15c3-5
Risk management controls for brokers or dealers with market access.
§240.15c6-1
Settlement cycle.

Regulation 15D: Reports of Registrants Under the Securities Act of 1933

Annual Reports

§240.15d-1
Requirement of annual reports.
§240.15d-2
Special financial report.
§240.15d-3
Reports for depositary shares registered on Form F-6.
§240.15d-4
Reporting by Form 40-F registrants.
§240.15d-5
Reporting by successor issuers.
§240.15d-6
Suspension of duty to file reports.

Other Reports

§240.15d-10
Transition reports.
§240.15d-11
Current reports on Form 8-K (§249.308 of this chapter).
§240.15d-13
Quarterly reports on Form 10-Q (§249.308 of this chapter).
§240.15d-14
Certification of disclosure in annual and quarterly reports.
§240.15d-15
Controls and procedures.
§240.15d-16
Reports of foreign private issuers on Form 6-K [17 CFR 249.306].
§240.15d-17
Reports of asset-backed issuers on Form 10-D (§249.312 of this chapter).
§240.15d-18
Compliance with servicing criteria for asset-backed securities.
§240.15d-19
Reports by shell companies on Form 20-F.
§240.15d-20
Plain English presentation of specified information.

Exemption of Certain Issuers From Section 15(d) of the Act

§240.15d-21
Reports for employee stock purchase, savings and similar plans.
§240.15d-22
Reporting regarding asset-backed securities under section 15(d) of the Act.
§240.15d-23
Reporting regarding certain securities underlying asset-backed securities under section 15(d) of the Act.
§240.15g-1
Exemptions for certain transactions.
§240.15g-2
Penny stock disclosure document relating to the penny stock market.
§240.15g-3
Broker or dealer disclosure of quotations and other information relating to the penny stock market.
§240.15g-4
Disclosure of compensation to brokers or dealers.
§240.15g-5
Disclosure of compensation of associated persons in connection with penny stock transactions.
§240.15g-6
Account statements for penny stock customers.
§240.15g-8
Sales of escrowed securities of blank check companies.
§240.15g-9
Sales practice requirements for certain low-priced securities.
§240.15g-100
Schedule 15G—Information to be included in the document distributed pursuant to 17 CFR 240.15g-2.

National and Affiliated Securities Associations

§240.15Aa-1
Registration of a national or an affiliated securities association.
§240.15Aj-1
Amendments and supplements to registration statements of securities associations.
§240.15Al2-1
[Reserved]
§240.15Ba1-1
Definitions.
§240.15Ba1-2
Registration of municipal advisors and information regarding certain natural persons.
§240.15Ba1-3
Exemption of certain natural persons from registration under section 15B(a)(1)(B) of the Act.
§240.15Ba1-4
Withdrawal from municipal advisor registration.
§240.15Ba1-5
Amendments to Form MA and Form MA-I.
§240.15Ba1-6
Consent to service of process to be filed by non-resident municipal advisors; legal opinion to be provided by non-resident municipal advisors.
§240.15Ba1-7
Registration of successor to municipal advisor.
§240.15Ba1-8
Books and records to be made and maintained by municipal advisors.
§240.15Ba2-1
Application for registration of municipal securities dealers which are banks or separately identifiable departments or divisions of banks.
§240.15Ba2-2
Application for registration of non-bank municipal securities dealers whose business is exclusively intrastate.
§240.15Ba2-4
Registration of successor to registered municipal securities dealer.
§240.15Ba2-5
Registration of fiduciaries.
§240.15Ba2-6
[Reserved]
§240.15Ba2-6T
Temporary registration as a municipal advisor; required amendments; and withdrawal from temporary registration.
§240.15Bc3-1
Withdrawal from registration of municipal securities dealers.
§240.15Bc4-1
Persons associated with municipal advisors.
§240.15Bc7-1
Availability of examination reports.

Registration of Government Securities Brokers and Government Securities Dealers

§240.15Ca1-1
Notice of government securities broker-dealer activities.
§240.15Ca2-1
Application for registration as a government securities broker or government securities dealer.
§240.15Ca2-2
[Reserved]
§240.15Ca2-3
Registration of successor to registered government securities broker or government securities dealer.
§240.15Ca2-4
Registration of fiduciaries.
§240.15Ca2-5
Consent to service of process to be furnished by non-resident government securities brokers or government securities dealers and by non-resident general partners or managing agents of government securities brokers or government securities dealers.
§240.15Cc1-1
Withdrawal from registration of government securities brokers or government securities dealers.
§240.15Ga-1
Repurchases and replacements relating to asset-backed securities.
§240.16a-1
Definition of terms.
§240.15Ga-2
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§240.16a-2
Persons and transactions subject to section 16.
§240.16a-3
Reporting transactions and holdings.
§240.16a-4
Derivative securities.
§240.16a-5
Odd-lot dealers.
§240.16a-6
Small acquisitions.
§240.16a-7
Transactions effected in connection with a distribution.
§240.16a-8
Trusts.
§240.16a-9
Stock splits, stock dividends, and pro rata rights.
§240.16a-10
Exemptions under section 16(a).
§240.16a-11
Dividend or interest reinvestment plans.
§240.16a-12
Domestic relations orders.
§240.16a-13
Change in form of beneficial ownership.

Exemption of Certain Transactions From Section 16(b)

§240.16b-1
Transactions approved by a regulatory authority.
§240.16b-2
[Reserved]
§240.16b-3
Transactions between an issuer and its officers or directors.
§240.16b-4
[Reserved]
§240.16b-5
Bona fide gifts and inheritance.
§240.16b-6
Derivative securities.
§240.16b-7
Mergers, reclassifications, and consolidations.
§240.16b-8
Voting trusts.

Exemption of Certain Transactions From Section 16(c)

§240.16c-1
Brokers.
§240.16c-2
Transactions effected in connection with a distribution.
§240.16c-3
Exemption of sales of securities to be acquired.
§240.16c-4
Derivative securities.

Arbitrage Transactions

§240.16e-1
Arbitrage transactions under section 16.

Preservation of Records and Reports of Certain Stabilizing Activities

§240.17a-1
Recordkeeping rule for national securities exchanges, national securities associations, registered clearing agencies and the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
§240.17a-2
Recordkeeping requirements relating to stabilizing activities.
§240.17a-3
Records to be made by certain exchange members, brokers and dealers.
§240.17a-4
Records to be preserved by certain exchange members, brokers and dealers.
§240.17a-5
Reports to be made by certain brokers and dealers.
§240.17a-6
Right of national securities exchange, national securities association, registered clearing agency or the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board to destroy or dispose of documents.
§240.17a-7
Records of non-resident brokers and dealers.
§240.17a-8
Financial recordkeeping and reporting of currency and foreign transactions.
§240.17a-9T
Records to be made and retained by certain exchange members, brokers and dealers.
§240.17a-10
Report on revenue and expenses.
§240.17a-11
Notification provisions for brokers and dealers.
§240.17a-12
Reports to be made by certain OTC derivatives dealers.
§240.17a-13
Quarterly security counts to be made by certain exchange members, brokers, and dealers.
§240.17a-18
[Reserved]
§240.17a-19
Form X-17A-19 Report by national securities exchanges and registered national securities associations of changes in the membership status of any of their members.
§240.17a-21
Reports of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board.
§240.17a-22
Supplemental material of registered clearing agencies.
§240.17a-23
Recordkeeping and reporting requirements relating to broker-dealer trading systems.
§240.17a-25
Electronic submission of securities transaction information by exchange members, brokers, and dealers.
§240.17d-1
Examination for compliance with applicable financial responsibility rules.
§240.17d-2
Program for allocation of regulatory responsibility.
§240.17f-1
Requirements for reporting and inquiry with respect to missing, lost, counterfeit or stolen securities.
§240.17f-2
Fingerprinting of securities industry personnel.

Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organizations

§240.17g-1
Application for registration as a nationally recognized statistical rating organization.
§240.17g-2
Records to be made and retained by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations.
§240.17g-3
Annual financial reports to be furnished by nationally recognized statistical rating organizations.
§240.17g-4
Prevention of misuse of material nonpublic information.
§240.17g-5
Conflicts of interest.
§240.17g-6
Prohibited acts and practices.
§240.17g-7
Report of representations and warranties.
§240.17g-8
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§240.17g-9
xxx
§240.17g-10
xxx
§240.17h-1T
Risk assessment recordkeeping requirements for associated persons of brokers and dealers.
§240.17h-2T
Risk assessment reporting requirements for brokers and dealers.
§240.17Ab2-1
Registration of clearing agencies.
§240.17Ac2-1
Application for registration of transfer agents.
§240.17Ac2-2
Annual reporting requirement for registered transfer agents.
§240.17Ac3-1
Withdrawal from registration with the Commission.
§240.17Ad-1
Definitions.
§240.17Ad-2
Turnaround, processing, and forwarding of items.
§240.17Ad-3
Limitations on expansion.
§240.17Ad-4
Applicability of §§240.17Ad-2, 240.17Ad-3 and 240.17Ad-6(a) (1) through (7) and (11).
§240.17Ad-5
Written inquiries and requests.
§240.17Ad-6
Recordkeeping.
§240.17Ad-7
Record retention.
§240.17Ad-8
Securities position listings.
§240.17Ad-9
Definitions.
§240.17Ad-10
Prompt posting of certificate detail to master securityholder files, maintenance of accurate securityholder files, communications between co-transfer agents and recordkeeping transfer agents, maintenance of current control book, retention of certificate detail and “buy-in” of physical over-issuance.
§240.17Ad-11
Reports regarding aged record differences, buy-ins and failure to post certificate detail to master securityholder and subsidiary files.
§240.17Ad-12
Safeguarding of funds and securities.
§240.17Ad-13
Annual study and evaluation of internal accounting control.
§240.17Ad-14
Tender agents.
§240.17Ad-15
Signature guarantees.
§240.17Ad-16
Notice of assumption or termination of transfer agent services.
§240.17Ad-17
Lost securityholders and unresponsive payees.
§240.17Ad-18
Year 2000 Reports to be made by certain transfer agents.
§240.17Ad-19
Requirements for cancellation, processing, storage, transportation, and destruction or other disposition of securities certificates.
§240.17Ad-20
Issuer restrictions or prohibitions on ownership by securities intermediaries.
§240.17Ad-21T
Operational capability in a Year 2000 environment.
§240.17Ad-22
Standards for clearing agencies.

Suspension and Expulsion of Exchange Members

§240.19a3-1
[Reserved]
§240.19b-3
[Reserved]
§240.19b-4
Filings with respect to proposed rule changes by self-regulatory organizations.
§240.19b-5
Temporary exemption from the filing requirements of Section 19(b) of the Act.
§240.19b-7
Filings with respect to proposed rule changes submitted pursuant to Section 19(b)(7) of the Act.
§240.19c-1
Governing certain off-board agency transactions by members of national securities exchanges.
§240.19c-3
Governing off-board trading by members of national securities exchanges.
§240.19c-4
Governing certain listing or authorization determinations by national securities exchanges and associations.
§240.19c-5
Governing the multiple listing of options on national securities exchanges.
§240.19d-1
Notices by self-regulatory organizations of final disciplinary actions, denials, bars, or limitations respecting membership, association, participation, or access to services, and summary suspensions.
§240.19d-2
Applications for stays of disciplinary sanctions or summary suspensions by a self-regulatory organization.
§240.19d-3
Applications for review of final disciplinary sanctions, denials of membership, participation or association, or prohibitions or limitations of access to services imposed by self-regulatory organizations.
§240.19d-4
Notice by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board of disapproval of registration or of disciplinary action.
§240.19g2-1
Enforcement of compliance by national securities exchanges and registered securities associations with the Act and rules and regulations thereunder.
§240.19h-1
Notice by a self-regulatory organization of proposed admission to or continuance in membership or participation or association with a member of any person subject to a statutory disqualification, and applications to the Commission for relief therefrom.

Securities Whistleblower Incentives and Protections

§240.21F-1
General.
§240.21F-2
Whistleblower status and retaliation protection.
§240.21F-3
Payment of awards.
§240.21F-4
Other definitions.
§240.21F-5
Amount of award.
§240.21F-6
Criteria for determining amount of award.
§240.21F-7
Confidentiality of submissions.
§240.21F-8
Eligibility.
§240.21F-9
Procedures for submitting original information.
§240.21F-10
Procedures for making a claim for a whistleblower award in SEC actions that result in monetary sanctions in excess of $1,000,000.
§240.21F-11
Procedures for determining awards based upon a related action.
§240.21F-12
Materials that may form the basis of an award determination and that may comprise the record on appeal.
§240.21F-13
Appeals.
§240.21F-14
Procedures applicable to the payment of awards.
§240.21F-15
No amnesty.
§240.21F-16
Awards to whistleblowers who engage in culpable conduct.
§240.21F-17
Staff communications with individuals reporting possible securities law violations.

Inspection and Publication of Information Filed Under the Act

§240.24b-1
Documents to be kept public by exchanges.
§240.24b-2
Nondisclosure of information filed with the Commission and with any exchange.
§240.24b-3
Information filed by issuers and others under sections 12, 13, 14, and 16.
§240.24c-1
Access to nonpublic information.
§240.31
Section 31 transaction fees.
§240.31T
Temporary rule regarding fiscal year 2004.
§240.36a1-1
Exemption from Section 7 for OTC derivatives dealers.
§240.36a1-2
Exemption from SIPA for OTC derivatives dealers.
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Subpart B—RULES AND REGULATIONS UNDER THE SECURITIES INVESTOR PROTECTION ACT OF 1970 [RESERVED]



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