SEC Advisory Committee on Small And Emerging Companies to Meet Wednesday
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., Jan. 26, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today that its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will meet on Wednesday, February 1, beginning at 10 a.m. EST.
The meeting will be held at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., and is open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. It also will be webcast live on the SEC’s website, www.sec.gov, and archived for later viewing.
The committee will discuss potential recommendations to the Commission on issues relevant to small and emerging companies and hear presentations on the report of the IPO Task Force, “Rebuilding the IPO On-Ramp,” which was presented to the U.S. Department of the Treasury in October 2011.
The Advisory Committee was formed last year to provide a formal mechanism for the SEC to receive advice and recommendations on privately held small businesses and publicly traded companies with a market capitalization less than $250 million. More information about the committee and its members is available at http://www.sec.gov/info/smallbus/acsec.shtml.
|10:00 a.m.||Call to Order/Update from Co-Chairs of Advisory Committee|
|10:15 a.m.||Discussion and Consideration of Recommendations:
- Triggers for registration and public reporting and suspension of reporting obligations
- Regulation A
- Potential future recommendations
|12:30 p.m.||Lunch break|
|2:00 p.m.||Presentations and Discussion of Topics in IPO Task Force Report|
Presenters: Kate Mitchell, Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners, IPO Task Force Chairman
SEC Staff – Division of Corporation Finance, Division of Trading and Markets and Office of Chief Accountant
|4:00 p.m.||Discussion of Next Steps/Closing Comments|