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SEC Announces Agenda for February 25 Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

Washington D.C., Feb. 17, 2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that the next meeting of its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies will examine the capital formation landscape for small and emerging companies, including data on capital raised in unregistered securities offerings.

The meeting on February 25 will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the multipurpose room at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. and is open to the public.  It also will be webcast live on the SEC’s website and archived on the website for later viewing. 

The advisory committee provides 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.

Members of the public who wish to provide their views on the matters to be considered by the advisory committee may submit comments electronically or on paper.  Please submit comments using one method only.  Information that is submitted will become part of the public record of the meeting.

Electronic submissions:

Use the SEC’s Internet submission form or send an e-mail to

Paper submissions:

Send paper submissions to Brent Fields, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number 265-27, and the file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used.


9:30 a.m. Co-Chairs call meeting to order
  • Introductory Remarks by Chair Mary Jo White and Commissioner Kara Stein
10:00 a.m. Overview of the capital formation landscape for small and emerging companies
10:30 a.m. Presentations and discussion of data on the size and scope of small business capital raising through unregistered securities offerings
12:30 p.m Administrative session (closed)
2:00 p.m. Review and consideration of proposed bylaws
2:15 p.m. Overview of recent rulemaking and legislation
3:00 p.m. Discussion of future steps
3:30 p.m. Adjournment
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