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96-63 Columbus Day: Trade Date — Settlement Date Schedule

Executive Summary

The schedule of trade dates-settlement dates below reflects the observance by the financial community of Columbus Day, Monday, October 14, 1996. On this day, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., and the securities exchanges will be open for trading. However, it will not be a settlement date because many of the nation's banking institutions will be closed.

Trade Date Settlement Date Reg. T Date *
Oct. 7 Oct. 10 Oct. 14
8 11 15
9 15 16
10 16 17
11 17 18
14 17 21
15 18 22
* Pursuant to Sections 220.8(b)(1) and (4) of Regulation T of the Federal Reserve Board, a broker/dealer must promptly cancel or otherwise liquidate a customer purchase transaction in a cash account if full payment is not received within five (5) business days of the date of purchase or, pursuant to Section 220.8(d)(1), make application to extend the time period specified. The date by which members must take such action is shown in the column entitled "Reg. T Date."

Brokers, dealers, and municipal securities dealers should use the foregoing settlement dates for purposes of clearing and settling transactions pursuant to the NASD Uniform Practice Code and Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Rule G-12 on Uniform Practice.

Questions regarding the application of those settlement dates to a particular situation may be directed to the NASD Uniform Practice Department at (203) 375-9609.

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