17 CFR 240.12a-9 - Exemption of standardized options from section 12(a) of the Act.
The provisions of section 12(a) of the Act ( 15 U.S.C. 78l(a)) do not apply in respect of any standardized option, as defined by section 240.9b-1(a)(4), issued by a clearing agency registered under section 17A of the Act ( 15 U.S.C. 78q-1) and traded on a national securities exchange registered pursuant to section 6(a) of the Act ( 15 U.S.C. 78f(a)).