Easing of Issuer Repurchase Restrictions To End;
Will Not Be Renewed
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Washington, D.C., October 11, 2001 On September 28, 2001, the Commission issued an exemptive order temporarily easing certain restrictions of Rule 10b-18 and giving relief from pooling of interest provisions for issuers repurchasing their own common stock. The relief provided in that order expires tomorrow, October 12, 2001, and will not be renewed.
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