On September 29, 2010, the SEC adopted an amendment to Regulation FD to remove the exemption from public disclosure of material nonpublic information provided to nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NRSROs) and credit rating agencies solely for the purpose of determining or monitoring a credit rating. The SEC amended Regulation FD to comply with a specific directive included in the Dodd-Frank Act that the exemption for information provided to NRSROs and credit rating agencies be removed.

The amendment is effective on October 4, 2010.