The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted final amendments to CFTC Rule 1.17 which provide that the CFTC may, by written order, temporarily prohibit the withdrawal of equity capital by a futures commission merchant (FCM) that would reduce the FCM’s excess adjusted net capital by 30% or more. Please refer to the October 6, 2006 edition of the Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest for a more detailed description of the rule amendments, which have been adopted substantially as proposed. The revised provisions take effect on March 12.