New FINRA Rule Designates NASDAQ Global Large Mid Cap Index for Rule 2360

New FINRA Rule Designates NASDAQ Global Large Mid Cap Index for Rule 2360 Updated: 6/14/2013

Effective June 27, 2013, the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (FINRA) will designate the NASDAQ Global Large Mid Cap Index to serve as an additional index for purposes of calculating position limits on conventional equity options overlying foreign securities, subject to the volume and float criteria outlined by FINRA in Rule 2360. FINRA determined that the designation of this additional index is consistent with the designation of the currently utilized FTSE All-World Index in that the indexes are of similar geographic dispersion and composition including market capitalization sectors of large and mid-cap companies. The NASDAQ Global Large Mid Cap Index is a free-float adjusted market capitalization weighted index designed to include 90 percent of the investable public equity in certain developed and emerging countries, subject to a semi-annual rebalancing schedule.

For more information, refer to the FINRA Regulatory Notice, contact NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes at +1 301 978 8284 or contact NASDAQ OMX Transaction Services U.S. - Derivatives at +1 800 846 0477 (Option #2).

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