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Michele Anderson Named Associate Director in the Division of Corporation Finance


Washington D.C., July 17, 2015 —

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today the promotion of Michele Anderson to the position of Associate Director in the agency's Division of Corporation Finance.  She begins her new role later this month.

Ms. Anderson has served as Chief of the division’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions since 2008.  She began her career at the SEC in 1998 as an attorney-advisor in the division and from 2004 to 2008, she was Legal Branch Chief in the division’s Office of Telecommunications. 

In her new role as Associate Director, Ms. Anderson will oversee the work of the division’s Office of Mergers and Acquisitions and its Office of International Corporate Finance.  She also will be responsible for overseeing rulemaking initiatives and no-action, interpretive, and exemptive positions taken by the division on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions transactions, multinational offerings, and offerings by foreign issuers in the United States.

“I am delighted that Michele is joining the Division’s senior leadership team,” said Keith Higgins, Director of the Division of Corporation Finance.  “Her deep and substantive experience in M&A and cross-border transactions, coupled with her strong leadership skills, will serve the agency and the division well as she assumes this new role.”

Ms. Anderson received her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder.


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