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SEC Small Business Forum to Focus on Interactive Data and Capital Formation


Washington, D.C., Aug. 31, 2006 - The Securities and Exchange Commission's annual Forum on Small Business Capital Formation at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, 2006, at its Washington, D.C., headquarters, will focus on the advantages filing interactive data with the SEC can give smaller public companies and on capital formation challenges facing small business.

The SEC's annual forum was authorized by Congress in 1980 and offers representatives of smaller companies an opportunity to meet and communicate with senior government officials.

The two roundtable discussions on interactive data and capital formation are scheduled for the morning and will be open to the public and Webcast at www.sec.gov. The afternoon schedule will include breakout group sessions. Participants in the breakout groups will help formulate specific recommendations to improve small business capital formation through legislation, regulation and private action.

Registration instructions and other information for this year's forum are available by visiting the SEC forum's Web page at http://www.sec.gov/info/smallbus/sbforum.shtml. Inquirers can also call the SEC's Office of Small Business Policy at (202) 551-3460. The SEC will post further information about the forum, including the agenda and list of participants, as arrangements are finalized.

Members of the public who wish to suggest topics for discussion at the roundtable sessions or recommendations to be considered in the breakout groups should e-mail them to the SEC's Office of Small Business Policy at SmallBusiness@SEC.gov or mail them to the office at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549-3628.



Modified: 08/31/2006