Securities and Exchange Commission
February 15, 2013

SEC Review and Approval of Amended NYSE Proxy Fee Schedule - 2013

On February 1, 2013, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) filed a proposed rule change with the SEC to amend and update its proxy fee schedule (NYSE Rules 451 and 465).  This rule proposal was published for comment by the SEC on February 15, 2013: http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro/nyse/2013/34-68936.pdf

The amended NYSE proxy fee schedule was recommended by the NYSE Proxy Fee Advisory Committee, which issued its recommendation on May 16, 2012.  A copy of this document is available below.

The SEC established a comment letter file for this rule proposal (SEC File No. SR-NYSE-2013-07): http://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-nyse-2013-07/nyse201307.shtml

The Shareholder Communications Coalition submitted a comment letter to the SEC on March 12, 2013: http://www.sec.gov/comments/sr-nyse-2013-07/nyse201307-9.pdf

On May 23, 2013, the SEC initiated proceedings to determine whether to disapprove the proposed rule change: http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro/nyse/2013/34-69622.pdf

On October 18, 2013, the SEC staff approved this new NYSE proxy fee schedule: http://www.sec.gov/rules/sro/nyse/2013/34-70720.pdf