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Commission Approves Auditor Independence and Market Structure Rules

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2000-171

Washington, D.C., November 15, 2000 – Today the Commission unanimously approved rules concerning auditor independence requirements and market structure issues. The Chairman's opening statement at today's meeting and fact sheets for each set of rules are available on the Commission's web site.

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Chairman's Statement

Opening Statement of Lynn Turner, Chief Accountant

Fact Sheet on Auditor Independence

Fact Sheet on Market Structure

http://www.sec.gov/news/headlines/audmarkt.htm

Modified:11/20/2000