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SEC Announces Agendas and Panelists for Final Roundtables on the Proxy Process


Washington, D.C., May 23, 2007 - The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agendas and participants for the final two roundtables in its series of roundtables on the proxy process. The Roundtable on Proxy Voting Mechanics, scheduled for May 24, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will cover topics including: (1) share ownership and voting; (2) broker proxy voting; and (3) shareholder communications.

Panelists will include:

Lydia I. Beebe (Chevron Corporation)
David J. Berger (Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)
John Endean (American Business Conference)
Anne O. Faulk (Swingvote, LLC)
Anthony J. Horan (JP Morgan Chase & Co.)
Henry T. C. Hu (University of Texas Law School)
Catherine R. Kinney (NYSE Euronext)
Donald D. Kittell (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association)
Thomas J. Lehner (Business Roundtable)
Kevin J. Moynihan (Merrill Lynch)
Robert B. O'Connor (Morgan Stanley)
Veronica O'Neill (Merrill Lynch)
Beverly O'Toole (Goldman Sachs)
Charles V. Rossi (Computershare Inc.)
Robert Schifellite (Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.)
Paul Schott Stevens (Investment Company Institute)
Larry E. Thompson (DTCC)

The Roundtable on Proposals of Shareholders, scheduled for May 25, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will cover topics including: (1) state law rights of shareholders; (2) communication between shareholders and the company; and (3) the relationship between state law rights and the federal proxy rules.

Panelists will include:

Gary Brouse (Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility)
Evelyn Y. Davis (Highlights and Lowlights)
Richard C. Ferlauto (AFSCME)
Jill E. Fisch (Fordham University School of Law)
Stanley P. Gold (Shamrock Capital Advisors)
Amy L. Goodman (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP)
Jonathan Gottsegen (The Home Depot, Inc.)
Joseph A. Grundfest (Stanford Law School)
David Hirschmann (U.S. Chamber of Commerce)
Bess Joffe (Hermes Equity Ownership Services Ltd)
Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown University Law Center)
Nell Minow (The Corporate Library)
William J. Mostyn III (Bank of America)
Russell Read (CalPERS)
Damon Silvers (AFL-CIO)
Leo E. Strine, Jr. (Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware)

The Roundtables will take place in the Auditorium of the Commission's headquarters at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C. The Roundtables will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Visitors will be subject to security checks. Real time and archived webcasts will be accessible at http://www.sec.gov. The Roundtable Agendas and other materials related to the Roundtables, including written statements submitted by participants for public distribution, will be accessible at http://www.sec.gov/spotlight/proxyprocess.htm.

For additional information about the Roundtable on Proxy Voting Mechanics, contact Marlon Quintanilla Paz at (202) 551-5756. For additional information about the Roundtable on Proposals of Shareholders, contact Lillian Brown at (202) 551-3200.

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Modified: 05/23/2007