Subject: File No. S7-07-13
From: Christine Smith

September 24, 2013

We write in support of a strong Dodd-Frank rule 953(b).

Disclosing corporate pay ratios between CEOs and average employees would help to redress the chasm between the very rich 1% of our population and the rest of us. History teaches, repeatedly, that such a disparity can only lead to a failed state. Maybe not this year or this decade, but our nation is clearly splitting apart.

Sincerely yours,

Christine Smith

Alexandria, VA