Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – T…

Washington, D.C., Oct. 20, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies has announced plans for a two-day meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 25, 2005. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss possible recommendations for inclusion in the Committee’s final report to the Commission.

The meeting will be held at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., in Multi-Purpose Room L006, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 24, 2005, and at 9:00 a.m. on Oct. 25, 2005. The public is welcome to attend the meeting on both days. Both sessions also will be audio webcast on the Commission’s website at www.sec.gov.

The Advisory Committee was established by the SEC to examine the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and other federal securities laws on smaller companies. The Committee has been holding hearings in various parts of the country since June 2005. At a hearing held in New York on October 14, the Committee indicated that it was at the end of its fact finding phase and entering its report writing period. The Committee is required to present its final report to the Commission in April 2006.

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