SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Sunshine Act Meetings.
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94-409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold the following meetings during the week of June 11, 2007:
Open Meetings will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., in the Auditorium, Room L-002. A Closed Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters may also be present.
The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), (9)(B), and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting.
Commissioner Campos, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in closed session.
The subject matter of the Open Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. will be:
The Commission will hold a roundtable discussion regarding selective mutual recognition of foreign jurisdictions. The discussion will address the implications of granting foreign market participants access to U.S. investors under an abbreviated registration system, provided those entities are supervised in a foreign jurisdiction that has a securities regulatory regime substantially comparable (but not necessarily identical) to that in the United States. The roundtable will explore whether selective mutual recognition would benefit U.S. investors by providing greater cross-border access to foreign investment opportunities while preserving investor protection.
The subject matter of the Open Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. will be:
1. The Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to the grandfather provision of Rule 203 of Regulation SHO and the market decline limitation of Rule 200(e)(3).
2. The Commission will consider whether to re-propose amendments to the options market maker exception to the close-out requirement of Regulation SHO and the marking requirements of Rule 200(g) of Regulation SHO.
3. The Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to the short sale price test of Rule 10a-1. In addition, the Commission will consider whether to adopt an amendment to the "short exempt" marking requirement of Regulation SHO.
4. The Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to Rule 105 of Regulation M that would further safeguard the integrity of the capital raising process and protect issuers from manipulative activity that can reduce issuers' offering proceeds and dilute security holder value.
The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2007 will be:
Formal orders of investigations;
Institution and settlement of injunctive actions;
Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature;
Resolution of litigation claims;
Other matters related to enforcement proceedings; and
An adjudicatory matter.
At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items.
For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact:
The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551-5400.
Florence E. Harmon
June 6, 2007