The Securities and Exchange Commission approved American Stock Exchange (Amex) amendments to Rule 958-ANTE to allow registered options traders to submit electronic quotations and orders from off the Amex’s trading floor on a temporary basis for a maximum of 20 days during a calendar year. The proposal is designed to provide flexibility to registered options traders when they are temporarily unable to be present on the floor. A registered options trader must notify the Amex’s Division of Regulation and Compliance immediately following the day or days during which he or she submits quotes and trades from off the floor, and the Amex will use its existing surveillance procedures to monitor registered options traders’ temporary off-floor trading.

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