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Transfer and Termination of Membership

Sec. 7.  (a) Except as provided hereinafter, no member of the Corporation may transfer its membership or any right arising therefrom and the membership of a corporation, partnership, or any other business organization which is a member of the Corporation shall terminate upon its liquidation, dissolution, or winding up, and the membership of a sole proprietor which is a member shall terminate at death, provided that all obligations of membership under the By-Laws and the Rules of the Corporation have been fulfilled.
(b) The consolidation, reorganization, merger, change of name, or similar change in any corporate member shall not terminate the membership of such corporate member provided that the member or surviving organization, if any, shall be deemed a successor to the business of the corporate member, and the member or the surviving organization shall continue in the investment banking and securities business, and shall possess the qualifications for membership in the Corporation. The death, change of name, withdrawal of any partner, the addition of any new partner, reorganization, consolidation, or any change in the legal structure of a partnership member shall not terminate the membership of such partnership member provided that the member or surviving organization, if any, shall be deemed a successor to the business of the partnership member, and the member or surviving organization shall continue in the investment banking and securities business and shall possess the qualifications for membership in the Corporation. If the business of any predecessor member is to be carried on by an organization deemed to be a successor organization by the Corporation, the membership of such predecessor member shall be extended to the successor organization subject to the notice and application requirements of the Rules of the Corporation and the right of the Corporation to place restrictions on the successor organization pursuant to the Rules of the Corporation; otherwise, any surviving organization shall be required to satisfy all of the membership application requirements of these By-Laws and the Rules of the Corporation.
Amended by SR-NASD-2007-023 eff. July 30, 2007.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-71 eff. Jan. 15, 1998.

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