MSRB to Host Webinars on New Disclosure Information Coming on EMMA

Date: April 14, 2011

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


Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today it will host a webinar to preview the additional Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) voluntary disclosure options available to issuers and obligated persons beginning May 23, 2011.

The webinar, which will last approximately 30 minutes, will discuss how issuers and obligated persons can use these new disclosure capabilities to communicate important information to investors through the MSRB’s EMMA website. There is no cost to participate; however, pre-registration is required. Click on the link below or visit the “Upcoming Events” section of to register for the webinar.

New EMMA Disclosures Overview
Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. EST Register.

The MSRB will also host two training webinars in May designed to assist those individuals responsible for submitting new voluntary issuer disclosure information to EMMA. The identical sessions will cover the process of submitting additional voluntary submissions as described in MSRB Notice 2011-20, including preliminary official statements, voluntary primary market documents, and information about the timing and accounting standard used in preparing annual financials. There is no cost to participate in the webinars but pre-registration is required. Click on the links below or visit the “Upcoming Events” section of to register for a session.

New EMMA Submissions: Preliminary Official Statements and Timing and Accounting Standards Used in Preparing Annual Financials
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. EST Register.
Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. EST Register.

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 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 overseen by the Securities and Exchange Commission and Congress.