MSRB Launches Twitter Feed to Disseminate Municipal Market News

Date: July 11, 2011

Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer
             (703) 797-6600
             jgalloway@msrb.org

MSRB LAUNCHES TWITTER FEED TO DISSEMINATE MUNICIPAL MARKET NEWS 

Alexandria, VA – Effective today, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) will begin using Twitter to further disseminate to the public updates on municipal market regulation, as well as information about municipal market transparency and the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) website.

The MSRB’s twitter feed, @MSRB_News, will be periodically updated with municipal market news so followers can stay informed about key developments that could affect investors and municipal entities in the $3.7 trillion municipal market.

In addition to regulating the municipal market, the MSRB operates EMMA, an online, centralized database that provides free public access to municipal market data and documents. EMMA also provides real-time trade data for outstanding municipal bonds and current interest rates for auction rate securities and variable rate demand obligations.

The MSRB will continue to announce municipal market news and updates through press releases, regulatory notices and emails to subscribers.

Follow the MSRB on Twitter.

The MSRB protects investors, state and local governments and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. The MSRB fulfills this mission by regulating the municipal securities firms, banks and municipal advisors that engage in municipal securities and advisory activities. To further protect market participants, the MSRB provides market transparency through its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, the official repository for information on all municipal bonds. The MSRB also serves as an objective resource on the municipal market, conducts extensive education and outreach to market stakeholders, and provides market leadership on key issues. The MSRB is a Congressionally-chartered, self-regulatory organization governed by a 21-member board of directors that has a majority of public members, in addition to representatives of regulated entities. The MSRB is subject to oversight by the Securities and Exchange Commission.