SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Sunshine Act Meetings.
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Pub. L. 94-409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold the following meetings during the week of March 19, 2007:
An Open Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in the Auditorium, Room L-002, and a Closed Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 2:00 p.m.
Commissioners, Counsels to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters may also be present.
The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (6), (7), 9(B) and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a) (3), (5), (6), (7), 9(ii) and (10) permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting.
Commissioner Atkins, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in a closed session.
The subject matter of the Open Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2007 will be:
The Commission will consider whether to adopt a new rule that will enable a foreign private issuer meeting specified conditions to terminate its Securities Exchange Act of 1934 registration and reporting obligations under Section 12(g) regarding a class of equity securities and its Section 15(d) reporting obligations regarding a class of equity or debt securities. The Commission will also consider whether to adopt a rule amendment that will apply the exemption from Exchange Act registration under Rule 12g3-2(b) to a class of equity securities immediately upon the effective date of the issuer's termination of registration and reporting obligations under the new exit rule.
The subject matter of the Closed Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 21, 2007 will be:
At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items.
For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact:
The Office of the Secretary at (202) 551-5400.
Florence E. Harmon
March 14, 2007