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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Agendas for Next SEC Open Meetings

The SEC's next Open Meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 9:00 a.m., and Monday, December 17, 2007 at 9:00 a.m.

The subject matter of the Open Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 11, 2007 will include:

whether to approve the 2008 budget of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the related annual accounting support fee for the Board under Section 109 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
whether to adopt amendments to the eligibility requirements of Form S-3 and Form F-3 of the Securities Act of 1933 to allow companies that do not meet the current public float requirements of the forms to register primary offerings of their securities, subject to certain restrictions, including the amount of securities those companies may sell pursuant to the expanded eligibility standard in any one-year period.
 
whether to adopt amendments to mandate electronic filing of Form D and revise the information requirements of that form.

whether to publish a concept release to solicit public comment concerning possible revisions to the oil and gas reserves disclosure requirements.

The subject matter of the Open Meetings to be held on Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. and on Monday, December 17, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. will be roundtable discussions on whether to provide U.S. issuers the choice of reporting their financial results under International Financial Reporting Standards. The roundtables will further explore the matters covered in the Commission’s Concept Release on Allowing U.S. Issuers to Prepare Financial Statements in Accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (Release 33-8831; 34-56217) and the responses received.

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