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4314. Securities Loans and Borrowings

(a) Disclosure of Parties' Capacity in Loan or Borrow Transactions
(1) A member that lends or borrows securities in the capacity of agent shall disclose such capacity to the other party (or parties) to the transaction.
(2) Prior to lending securities to or borrowing securities from a person that is not a member of FINRA, a member shall determine whether the other party is acting as principal or agent in such transaction.
(3) A member that is a party to a security loan or borrow transaction, where the other party to such transaction is acting as agent, shall maintain books and records that reflect:
(A) the details of the transaction with the agent; and
(B) each principal(s) on whose behalf the agent is acting and the details of each transaction therewith.
(b) Right to Liquidate Transaction
Each member that is a party to an agreement with another member providing for the loan and borrowing of securities shall have the right to liquidate such transaction whenever the other party to such transaction:
(1) applies for or consents to, or is the subject of an application for, the appointment of or the taking of possession by a receiver, custodian, trustee, or liquidator of itself or of all or a substantial part of its property;
(2) admits in writing its inability, or becomes generally unable, to pay its debts as such debts become due;
(3) makes a general assignment for the benefit of its creditors; or
(4) files, or has filed against it, a petition under Title 11 of the United States Code, or has filed against it an application for a protective decree under Section 5 of the Securities Investor Protection Act of 1970 ("SIPA"), unless the right to liquidate such transaction is stayed, avoided, or otherwise limited by an order authorized under the provisions of SIPA or any statute administered by the SEC.
(c) Written Agreement with Non-Members
No member shall lend or borrow any security to or from any person that is not a member of FINRA, except pursuant to a written agreement, which may consist of the exchange of contract confirmations, that confers upon such member the contractual right to liquidate such transaction because of a condition of the kind specified in paragraph (b) of this Rule.

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.01 Definition of Agreement. For purposes of this Rule, an agreement for the loan and borrowing of securities shall mean a securities contract or other agreement, including related terms, for the transfer of securities against the transfer of funds, securities, or other collateral, with a simultaneous agreement by the transferee to transfer to the transferor against the transfer of funds, securities, or other collateral, upon notice, at a date certain, or upon demand, the same or substituted securities.

.02 Disclosure of Capacity. A member may satisfy its disclosure obligation in paragraph (a)(1) of this Rule by, among other things, providing specific disclosure of its capacity as agent in the written agreement between the parties or in the individual confirmations of each security exchanged between the parties for each loan and borrow transaction.

.03 Details of Transactions with Parties. For purposes of this Rule, a member shall create and maintain records for each security loan or borrow transaction in accordance with the requirements of SEA Rules 17a-3 and 17a-4. For purposes of paragraph (a)(3) of this Rule, when entering into a security loan or borrow transaction with a party that is acting as agent on behalf of another principal(s), the member shall maintain a record of the details of each security loan or borrow with the agent, identifying the specific security and quantity loaned or borrowed, the contract value and the type and description of the collateral provided to the agent. In addition, the member's records shall reflect the quantity of securities loaned or borrowed from each principal on whose behalf the agent is acting and the amount and description of the collateral allocated to each such principal.

.04 Compliance with Rule 4330 When Borrowing Securities from a Customer. When a member borrows securities from a customer, the member also is subject to Rule 4330(b)(2)(B)(ii), which requires members to provide disclosures to customers regarding the risks and financial impact associated with the customer's loan(s) of securities. Such written notice shall include a disclosure of the right of the member to liquidate the borrow transactions with the customer, as provided by paragraph (b) of this Rule.

.05 Compliance with SEA Rule 15c3-3. For purposes of paragraph (c) of this Rule, each member subject to the provisions of SEA Rule 15c3-3 that borrows securities from a customer (as defined in said rule) shall comply with the provisions thereof relating to the requirements for a written agreement between the borrowing member and the lending customer.

Amended by SR-FINRA-2013-035 eff. May 1, 2014.
Adopted by SR-NYSE-84-11 eff. March 20, 1985.

Selected Notice: 14-05

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