FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2016-239

Washington D.C., Nov. 15, 2016 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the agenda and panelists for the 35th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation.

The November 17 event will begin at 9 a.m. and include a morning panel discussion that will explore how capital formation options are working for small businesses after the implementation of the JOBS Act.  Panelists will include representatives of issuers and intermediaries involved with registered and exempt offerings by smaller companies.

Following the morning panel discussion, participants will work in groups to formulate specific policy recommendations.  These breakout groups will develop recommendations on a variety of issues related to small business capital formation including exempt securities offerings, offerings by smaller reporting companies, and the secondary marketplace for securities of small businesses.

The small business forum, held annually at the agency’s Washington, D.C. headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., is open to the public and the morning panel discussion will be webcast live at www.sec.gov.  The webcast will not include the breakout group sessions, but the breakout group sessions will be open to the public and accessible by phone to anyone who pre-registers online.  More information, including forum materials, will be made available on the small business forum webpage.

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