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  • 11210. Sent by Each Party

    (a) Comparisons or Confirmations

    (1) Each party to a transaction, other than a cash transaction, shall send a Uniform Comparison or Confirmation of same on or before the first business day following the date of the transaction.

    (2) Comparisons or confirmations of cash transactions shall be exchanged on the day of the trade.

    (3) Comparisons or confirmations shall be compared upon receipt to ascertain whether any discrepancies exist. If discrepancies do exist, a corrected Uniform Comparison or Confirmation shall be sent by the party in error.

    (4) This Rule shall not be applicable to transactions which clear through the National Securities Clearing Corporation or other clearing organizations registered under the Exchange Act.

    (b) Uniform Comparison or Confirmation
    A properly executed Uniform Comparison or Confirmation must be used for each transaction.*
    (c) "DK" Procedures Using "Don't Know Notices" (FINRA Form No. 101)
    When a party to a transaction sends a comparison or confirmation of a trade, but does not receive a comparison or confirmation or a signed DK, from the contra-member by the close of one business day following the trade date of the transaction, the following procedure may be utilized.
    (1) The confirming member shall send by certified mail, return receipt requested, or messenger, a "Don't Know Notice" on the form prescribed by FINRA to the contra-member in accordance with the directions contained thereon. If the notice is sent by certified mail the returned, signed receipt therefor must be retained by the confirming member and attached to the fourth copy of the "Don't Know Notice." If delivered by messenger, the fourth copy must immediately be dated and manually receipted by, and imprinted with the firm stamp of, the contra-member pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (c)(4) of this Rule, returned to the messenger and thereafter be retained by the confirming member.
    (2)(A) After receipt of the "Don't Know Notice" as specified in paragraph (c)(1) of this Rule, the contra-member shall have two business days after the notice is received to either confirm or DK the transaction in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (c)(2)(B) or (c)(2)(C) of this Rule.
    (B) If the contra-member desires to respond by mail, the second copy of the "Don't Know Notice" previously received shall be executed in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (c)(4) of this Rule and sent to the confirming broker by certified mail, return receipt requested. The notice so returned shall indicate clearly whether the contra-member desires to confirm or DK the transaction. The returned, signed receipt must thereafter be retained by the contra-member.
    (C) If the contra-member desires to respond by messenger, it shall return to the confirming member the second and third copies of the notice which shall indicate clearly whether the contra-member desires to confirm or DK the transaction. The third copy shall be dated and manually receipted by the confirming broker pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (c)(4) of this Rule and immediately be returned to the messenger and thereafter be retained by the contra-member.
    (3) If the confirming member does not receive a response from the contra-member by the close of two business days after receipt by the confirming member of the fourth copy of the "Don't Know Notice" if delivered by messenger, or the post office receipt if delivered by mail, as specified in paragraph (c)(1) of this Rule, such shall constitute a DK and the confirming member shall have no further liability for the trade.
    (4) All "Don't Know Notices" sent by any party pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (c) of this Rule, must be manually signed by a person authorized to pursue further discussions in respect to the transaction on behalf of the signing member. In addition to the manual signature receipt on the third and fourth copies, as required by paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(2)(C) of this Rule, if delivered by hand, the firm stamp of the contra-member must be imprinted thereon to signify receipt.
    (5) The "Don't Know Notice" form to be used for purposes of complying with this section, may be ordered through any office of FINRA. If the official form is not used, the form which is used must conform in every respect to the official form.
    (d) "DK" Procedure Using Other Forms of Notice
    When a party to a transaction sends comparison or confirmation of a trade, but does not receive a comparison or confirmation or a signed DK, from the contra-member by the close of one business day following the date of the transaction, the following procedure may be utilized in place of that provided in the preceding paragraph (c) of this Rule.
    (1) The confirming member shall provide notice to the contra-member identifying the trade in question by providing the information described in Rule 11220. The notice shall, in addition, contain a request for the contra-member to confirm or "DK" the trade and the name of the individual issuing the notice.
    (2) The confirming member shall record and retain verification of delivery to the contra-member of each notice issued in accordance with paragraph (d)(1) of this Rule.
    (3) The contra-member, on receipt of the notice from the confirming member, shall research the trade in question.
    (4) The contra-member shall then send notice to the confirming member to either confirm or "DK" the trade and shall include the name of the individual issuing the notice.
    (5) If the confirming member does not receive a response in the form of a notice from the contra-member by the close of two business days after receipt of the confirming member's notice, such shall constitute a DK and the confirming member shall have no further liability.
    (6) Both the confirming member and the contra-member shall record and retain verification of the delivery and receipt of each notice issued pursuant to paragraph (d)(4) of this Rule.
    (7) If the trade in question is confirmed by the contra-member pursuant to paragraph (d)(4) of this Rule, settlement shall be completed in the normal manner.
    (8) Notices under this paragraph (d) may be delivered through any communications medium which provides verification of delivery and receipt as required under paragraphs (d)(2) and (d)(6).

    * Specifications for use of the Uniform Comparison are contained in the Final Report of the Banking and Securities Industry Committee entitled "Four Uniform Forms," dated December 22, 1971.


    • • • Supplementary Material: --------------

    .01 Uniform Comparison Form.

    NO. COMPARISON NAME OF MEMBER:
    ADDRESS:
    TELEPHONE

    CODES
    ORIGINATOR NO.
    TRANS. NO TR CAP SETT TRADE DATE SETTLEMENT DATE

    IDENTIFICATION NO. CONTRA PARTY C.H. NUMBER SPECIAL DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS









    WE QUANTITY CUSIP NUMBER SECURITY DESCRIPTION NET AMOUNT







    PRICE
    RESERVED FOR USER'S MONEY DETAIL





    FORM AS SHOWN IS NOT DRAWN TO SCALE

    Amended by SR-FINRA-2016-047 eff. Sept. 5, 2017.
    Amended by SR-FINRA-2010-030 eff. Dec. 15, 2010.
    Amended eff. Feb. 9, 1968; Dec. 30, 1968; Mar. 1, 1970; Dec. 1, 1972; amended by SR-NASD-76-6 eff. Jan. 13, 1977; amended by SR-NASD-84-1 eff. Apr. 11, 1984.

    Selected Notices: 84-44, 10-49, 17-19.