17 CFR 230.238 - Exemption for standardized options.

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§ 230.238 Exemption for standardized options.
(a) Exemption. Except as expressly provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Act does not apply to any standardized option, as that term is defined by section 240.9b-1(a)(4) of this chapter, that is:
(1) Issued by a clearing agency registered under section 17A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78q-1); and
(2) Traded on a national securities exchange registered pursuant to section 6(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 78f(a)) or on a national securities association registered pursuant to section 15A(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C. 780-3(a)).
(b) Limitation. The exemption provided in paragraph (a) of this section does not apply to the provisions of section 17 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 77q).
(c) Offers and sales. Any offer or sale of a standardized option by or on behalf of the issuer of the securities underlying the standardized option, an affiliate of the issuer, or an underwriter, will constitute a contract for sale of, sale of, offer for sale, or offer to sell the underlying securities as defined in section 2(a)(3) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 77b(a)(3)).
[68 FR 192, Jan. 2, 2003]

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  • 2015-04-20; vol. 80 # 75 - Monday, April 20, 2015
    1. 80 FR 21806 - Amendments for Small and Additional Issues Exemptions Under the Securities Act (Regulation A)
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      17 CFR Parts 200, 230, 232, 239, 240, 249, and 260

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Title 17 published on 2014-04-01

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  • 2015-04-20; vol. 80 # 75 - Monday, April 20, 2015
    1. 80 FR 21806 - Amendments for Small and Additional Issues Exemptions Under the Securities Act (Regulation A)
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      SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
      Final rules.
      The final rules and form amendments are effective on June 19, 2015.
      17 CFR Parts 200, 230, 232, 239, 240, 249, and 260