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9521. Purpose and Definitions

(a) Purpose
The Rule 9520 Series sets forth procedures for a person to become or remain associated with a member, notwithstanding the existence of a statutory disqualification as defined in Article III, Section 4 of the FINRA By-Laws and for a current member or person associated with a member to obtain relief from the eligibility or qualification requirements of the FINRA By-Laws and FINRA rules. Such actions hereinafter are referred to as "eligibility proceedings."
(b) Definitions
(1) The term "Application" means FINRA's Form MC-400 for individuals or Form MC-400A for members, filed with the Department of Registration and Disclosure (“RAD”).
(2) The term "disqualified member" means a member that is or becomes subject to a disqualification or is otherwise ineligible for membership under Article III, Section 3 of the FINRA By-Laws.
(3) The term "disqualified person" means an associated person or person seeking to become an associated person who is or becomes subject to a disqualification or is otherwise ineligible for association under Article III, Section 3 of the FINRA By-Laws.
(4) The term "sponsoring member" means the member that is sponsoring the association or continued association of a disqualified person to be admitted, readmitted, or permitted to continue in association. A sponsoring member, however, may not sponsor the association or continued association of a disqualified person to be admitted, readmitted, or permitted to continue in association if that disqualified person is directly or indirectly the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the sponsoring member.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2010-056.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Amended by SR-NASD-99-76 eff. Sept. 11, 2000.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-28 eff. Aug. 7, 1997.

Selected Notices: 00-56, 08-57.

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