Information Notice

2012 Holiday Trade Date, Settlement Date and Margin Extensions Schedule
Executive Summary
FINRA is providing the following schedule to assist member firms and reduce the number of Federal Reserve Board Regulation T and Securities Exchange Act Regulation 15c3-3 extensions denied around holidays. “Regular way” transactions made on the business days noted below will be subject to the following schedule. Questions regarding this Notice should be directed to:
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December 15, 2011

Suggested Routing
Compliance Internal Audit 00 Legal 00 Municipal/Government Securities 00 Operations 00 Trading
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Key Topic(s)
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Debra German, Senior Credit Regulation Coordinator, Risk Oversight and Operational Regulation (ROOR), at (646) 315-8467; Theresa Reynolds, Credit Regulation Coordinator, ROOR, at (646) 315-8567; or Vincent Rotolo, Senior Credit Specialist, ROOR, at (646) 315-8576.

Holiday Extension Dates Holiday Settlement Dates

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Referenced Rules and Notices
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Regulation T 220.4 and 220.8 SEA Rule 15c3-3

Background
Brokers, dealers and municipal securities dealers should use the following settlement dates for purposes of clearing and settling transactions pursuant to the securities exchanges. As specified in Sections 220.4(d) and 220.8(b)(4) of Regulation T of the Federal Reserve Board, a broker-dealer must promptly cancel or otherwise liquidate a customer purchase transaction in a margin account or cash account if payment is not received within five business days from the date of purchase or, pursuant to Section 220.4(c)(3) and 220.8(d)(1), apply to extend the time period specified. The date by which firms must take such action is shown below in the column titled “Regulation T Date.”

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SEA Regulation 15c3-3 requires firms to take prompt steps to obtain possession or control of securities pursuant to paragraph (m) through a buy-in procedure or otherwise if securities are not received within ten business days from the settlement date of the sale or. in observance of New Year’s Day.” All SEA Rule 15c-3 extension requests must be received on the due dates listed below. 2011 Similarly. January 2. New Year’s Day The securities exchanges will be closed on Monday. 2012. Adherence to this procedure will reduce the number of denied requests for improper dates and establish uniformity among member firms. pursuant to paragraph (n). SEA Rule 15c3-3 Subparagraph (d)(2) (d)(3) (h) (m) Date Due on the 30th calendar day after settlement date on the 45th calendar day after settlement date on the 45th calendar day after settlement date on the 10th business day after settlement date These dates also apply to a security listed on a foreign exchange. Trade Date December 23 27 28 29 30 January 2 3 Settlement Date December 29 30 January 3 4 5 Markets Closed 6 Regulation T Date January 3 4 5 6 9 — 10 SEC Extension Date January 13 17 18 19 20 — 23 2 Information Notice .December 15. apply to extend the time period specified. Firms must file SEA Rule 15c3-3 extensions on the appropriate dates regardless of the settlement cycle established by the foreign security market on which the security is traded. The date by which firms must take such action is shown below in the column titled “SEC Extension Date.

December 15. Trade Date February 13 14 15 16 17 20 21 Settlement Date February 16 17 21 22 23 Markets Closed 24 Regulation T Date February 21 22 23 24 27 — 28 SEC Extension Date March 2 5 6 7 8 — 9 Good Friday The securities exchanges will be closed on Friday. 2012. in observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Trade Date January 9 10 11 12 13 16 17 Settlement Date January 12 13 17 18 19 Markets Closed 20 Regulation T Date January 17 18 19 20 23 — 24 SEC Extension Date January 27 30 31 February 1 2 — 3 Presidents’ Day The securities exchanges will be closed on Monday. in observance of Presidents’ Day. Day The securities exchanges will be closed on Monday. Trade Date March 30 April 2 3 4 5 6 9 Settlement Date April 4 5 9 10 11 Markets Closed 12 Regulation T Date April 9 10 11 12 13 — 16 SEC Extension Date April 19 20 23 24 25 — 26 Information Notice 3 . 2012. April 6. February 20. Jr. January 16. 2012. 2011 Martin Luther King. in observance of Good Friday.

2011 Memorial Day The securities exchanges will be closed on Monday. Trade Date June 27 28 29 July 2 3 4 5 Settlement Date July 2 3 5 6 9 Markets Closed 10 Regulation T Date July 5 6 9 10 11 — 12 SEC Extension Date July 17 18 19 20 23 — 24 Labor Day The securities exchanges will be closed on Monday. in observance of Memorial Day. in observance of Labor Day. Trade Date August 27 28 29 30 31 September 3 4 Settlement Date August 30 31 September 4 5 6 Markets Closed 7 Regulation T Date September 4 5 6 7 10 — 11 SEC Extension Date September 14 17 18 19 20 — 21 4 Information Notice .December 15. 2012. September 3. in observance of Independence Day. July 4. 2012. May 28. Trade Date May 21 22 23 24 25 28 29 Settlement Date May 24 25 29 30 31 Markets Closed June 1 Regulation T Date May 29 30 31 June 1 4 — 5 SEC Extension Date June 8 11 12 13 14 — 15 Independence Day The securities exchanges will be closed on Wednesday. 2012.

it will not be a settlement date because many of the nation’s banking institutions will be closed. 2012. 2012. However. Trade Date October 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 Settlement Date October 4 5 9 10 11 11 12 Regulation T Date October 8 9 10 11 12 15 16 SEC Extension Date October 18 19 23 24 25 25 26 Veteran’s Day The securities exchanges will be open for trading on Veteran’s Day. November 12. it is considered a business day for receiving customers’ payments under Regulation T of the Federal Reserve Board. However. Therefore. it is considered a business day for receiving customers’ payments under Regulation T of the Federal Reserve Board. October 8. Monday. it will not be a settlement date because many of the nation’s banking institutions will be closed. 2011 Columbus Day The securities exchanges will be open for trading on Columbus Day. Trade Date November 5 6 7 8 9 12 13 Settlement Date November 8 9 13 14 15 15 16 Regulation T Date November 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 SEC Extension Date November 23 26 28 29 30 30 December 3 Information Notice 5 . Therefore.December 15. Monday.

Inc. please be aware that. Trade Date December 18 19 20 21 24 25 26 Settlement Date December 21 24 26 27 28 Markets Closed 31 Regulation T Date December 26 27 28 31 January 2 — 3 SEC Extension Date January 8. November 22. may not be used without permission. in observance of Christmas Day. 2013 9 10 11 14 — 15 © 2011 FINRA. 2012. December 25. in observance of Thanksgiving Day. in case of any misunderstanding. All rights reserved. the rule language prevails. 2012. FINRA and other trademarks of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. Trade Date November 15 16 19 20 21 22 23 Settlement Date November 20 21 23 26 27 Markets Closed 28 Regulation T Date November 23 26 27 28 29 — 30 SEC Extension Date December 5 6 7 10 11 — 12 Christmas Day The securities exchanges will be closed on Tuesday. 6 Information Notice .December 15. However. 2011 Thanksgiving Day The securities exchanges will be closed on Thursday. Information Notices attempt to present information to readers in a format that is easily understandable.

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