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SEC Launches Modernized Website



New site includes improved search engines and navigation features

Washington, D.C., February 26, 2001 – Securities and Exchange Commission Acting Chairman Laura S. Unger today announced the launch of a newly modernized SEC website.

The enhanced website features streamlined graphics for quicker downloads, two new search engines, and an improved design layout that speeds navigation by arranging information for specific groups of users, including individual investors, brokers, accountants, attorneys, and corporate officers.

"Millions of American investors, investment professionals, and business leaders have already come to rely on the SEC's website for a wealth of information about personal finance, the stock markets, and securities regulation," Unger said. "As technology continues to revolutionize investing, it's critical that we keep pace."

The SEC website (www.sec.gov) was launched in September 1995 to offer the public prompt and easy access to information about Commission actions, corporate filings, agency rules, staff interpretations, and investor education materials. The site currently holds more than 1.7 million documents and receives about a million "hits" daily.