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Chairman Levitt, Indiana Secretary of State Gilroy, to Conduct Investors Town Meeting in Indianapolis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2000-180

Free program will offer area residents practical tips
for saving and investing

Washington, D.C., November 30, 2000 – If youíve ever wondered where youíre going to find the money to send your kids to college, take care of an aging relative, or retire from work, youíre not alone. Numerous surveys suggest that most Americans lack the basic information they need to save and invest wisely and avoid costly mistakes.

Thatís why Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt for the past six years has been barnstorming the country conducting "Investors Town Meetings" to share the timeless principles of successful investing.

Chairman Levittís next town meeting, his 42nd, will take place at the Adamís Mark Indianapolis Airport hotel on Monday, December 18th. Joined by Indiana Secretary of State Sue Anne Gilroy, the SEC chief will offer practical tips and answer audience questions about the stock market during a general session from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

"My best investment advice comes down to two simple words: ask questions. When investing your money, thereís no such thing as a dumb question," Levitt said, noting that through the growth of 401(k)s and other self-directed retirement accounts, Americans are more responsible for their own financial security than ever before. Today nearly half of U.S. households have money in the markets.

The town meeting, presented by the SEC, the Indiana Securities Commission, and The Indianapolis Star, will also feature one-hour seminars on stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other financial topics starting at 7:30 p.m. Financial education exhibits will open at 5:00 p.m. The hotel is located just off I-70 at 2544 Executive Drive.

Admission is free, but reservations are recommended because seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call (877) 404-3222 or send an e-mail to rsvp@sec.gov. Auxiliary aids, such as a sign language interpreter, should be requested at the time of reservation. For more information contact: John J. Nester at (202) 942-7083.

http://www.sec.gov/news/press/towninda.htm

Modified:01/25/2001