The Clearing House is prohibited from making any amendments to this Rules unless it complies with such requirements as prescribed by the Authority, under the SFA or under any applicable laws. In addition to these requirements Board approval is required to effect any Rule amendments. These safeguards are designed to promote regulatory transparency and accountability on the part of the Clearing House with respect to its rulemaking process and thereby promote investor confidence.

Added on 27 March 200627 March 2006 and amended on 31 December 201331 December 2013.