2 February 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the temporary suspension, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), of trading of the securities of Mosaic Nutriceuticals Corp. (“Mosaic”), of Lewisville, Texas at 9:30 a.m. on February 2, 2005, and terminating at 11:59 p.m. on February 15, 2005.
The Commission temporarily suspended trading in the securities of Mosaic because of questions that have been raised about the accuracy and adequacy of publicly disseminated information concerning, among other things, Mosaic’s financial condition and its ability to fund advertising campaigns in support of its products. The Commission is also concerned that Mosaic and/or certain of its shareholders may have unjustifiably relied on Rule 144(k) of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”) in conducting an unlawful distribution of its securities that failed to comply with the resale restrictions of Rules 144 and 145 of the Securities Act.
The Commission cautions broker dealers, shareholders, and prospective purchasers that they should carefully consider the foregoing information along with all other currently available information and any information subsequently issued by the company.
Further, brokers and dealers should be alert to the fact that, pursuant to Rule 15c2-11 under the Exchange Act, at the termination of the trading suspension, no quotation may be entered unless and until they have strictly complied with all of the provisions of the rule. If any broker or dealer has any questions as to whether or not he has complied with the rule, he should not enter any quotation but immediately contact the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. If any broker or dealer is uncertain as to what is required by Rule 15c2-11, he should refrain from entering quotations relating to Mosaic’s securities until such time as he has familiarized himself with the rule and is certain that all of its provisions have been met. If any broker or dealer enters any quotation which is in violation of the rule, the Commission will consider the need for prompt enforcement action.
If any broker dealer or other person has any information that may relate to this matter, they should immediately contact Stephen Webster ([email protected]) or Eric R. Werner ([email protected]), at the Fort Worth Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, at 817-978-3821.