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Commission Announces Limited Extension
of Legacy EDGAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                     2000-166

Washington, D.C., November 2, 2000 Today the Commission announced that it will continue to support the EDGAR legacy filing system along with the modernized EDGAR filing system beyond the original November 27, 2000 transition date. The Commission is taking this action at the request of members of the filing community. The new termination date for the EDGAR legacy system will be April 20, 2001. No legacy filings may be submitted after that date.

As of April 20, 2001, filers using EDGARLink software will have to use EDGARLink Version 7.0 (or higher) to submit filings to EDGAR over the Internet, through direct transmission or on magnetic tape cartridge. Filers may continue to submit their official filings in either ASCII or HTML format. For additional information, please visit the Commission's web site at


We strongly urge filers to make the transition to the modernized EDGARLink and filing system now, and to take advantage of this additional time to become more familiar with the new software and to make test filings. For assistance with the transition, filers may contact Filer Support at (202) 942-8900.