4.24.2007 The SEC hosted roundtable discussions in May on shareholder rights and the federal proxy rules that consisted of panels addressing:

  • The federal role in upholding shareholders' state law rights 
  • The purpose and effect of the federal proxy rules 
  • Non-binding proposals under the proxy rules 
  • Binding proposals under the proxy rules
  • Two additional roundtables on proxy voting will take place on May 24 and 25, 2007, respectively.

The roundtables will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will be held in the Auditorium at the SEC'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., and visitors will be subject to security checks. The roundtable discussions also will be available via webcast on the Commission's Web site at www.sec.gov.

Please click http://www.sec.gov/news/press/2007/2007-71.htm to access the press release announcing the roundtables.