FINRA Revised Proposed Amendments to NASD Rule 2340

On March 7, FINRA issued a revised proposal to amend NASD Rule 2340 to address the per share estimated values at which unlisted Direct Participation Programs and unlisted Real Estate Investment Trusts are reported on customer account statements.  Among the changes made to the previous proposed amendments to the rule, the revised proposal no longer requires general securities members to provide a per share estimated value, unless and until the issuer provides an estimate based upon an appraisal of assets and liabilities in a periodic or current report filed under Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  In addition, the revised proposal provides members firms with the option of using a modified net offering price or designating the securities as “not priced” during the initial offering period.  Comments to the revised proposal must be submitted by April 11.  FINRA Regulatory Notice.