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SEC Announces Agenda and Panelists for Roundtable on Conflict Minerals


Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 2011 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda and panelists for a public roundtable on the agency’s required rulemaking under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which relates to reporting requirements regarding conflict minerals originating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and adjoining countries.

The October 18 roundtable, announced last month, will feature two panels discussing key issues related to the SEC’s required rulemaking, including what is covered by the rule, what steps will be required to comply with the rule, and reporting under the rule.

The event will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the auditorium at the SEC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, with public seating on a first-come, first-served basis. The event also can be viewed by live webcast, and will be archived on the website for later viewing.

The SEC staff welcomes feedback on the topics that are discussed at the roundtable. The information that is submitted will become part of the public record of the roundtable. Submissions to the Commission can be made electronically by using the Internet submission form or sending an e-mail to rule-comments@sec.gov. Paper comments can be sent in triplicate to Elizabeth M. Murphy, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street NE, Washington, D.C. 20549-1090.

All submissions should refer to File Number S7-40-10. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help process and review submissions more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission is posting all comments on the SEC website. Please note that all submissions received will be posted without change. The agency does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. Only submit information intended to be available publicly.

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Modified: 10/14/2011