|EFFECTIVE April 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012|
|Rule 80B trading halts will be triggered when the Dow Jones Industrial Average ("DJIA") declines below its closing value on the previous trading day by:|
| 1,300 points (Level 1)|
| 2,600 points (Level 2)|
| 3,900 points (Level 3)|
NYSE and NYSE Amex Equities Rule 80B
Whenever a Rule 80B circuit breaker is in effect, trading in all stocks on NYSE and NYSE Amex Equities will halt for the time periods specified below.
Level 1 Halt
anytime before 2:00 p.m. – one hour;
at or after 2:00 p.m. but before 2:30 p.m. – 30 minutes;
at or after 2:30 p.m. – trading shall continue, unless there is a Level 2 Halt.
Level 2 Halt
anytime before 1:00 p.m. – two hours;
at or after 1:00 p.m. but before 2:00 p.m. – one hour;
at or after 2:00 p.m. – trading shall halt and not resume for the rest of the day.
Level 3 Halt
at any time – trading shall halt and not resume for the rest of the day.
A complete discussion of the calculation of trigger values for Rule 80B was published in NYSE Information Memo No. 98-15, dated April 13, 1998.
Questions concerning this Information Memo should be directed to Patricia Bergholc, FINRA Market Regulation, at (917) 281-3054, or David De Gregorio, NYSE Regulation, at (212) 656-4166.