MSRB Announces Upcoming Webinar on MyEMMA

Date: April 3, 2013

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

MSRB Announces Upcoming Webinar on MyEMMA

Alexandria, VA – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today that it will host an educational webinar on May 7, 2013 about using MyEMMA, a free tool that provides customized access to municipal securities information available on the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website.

MyEMMA helps users of the EMMA website manage the volume of information and data added to EMMA each day through customized alerts when new information becomes available for a particular security or group of securities. MyEMMA also enables users to save frequently used sets of advanced search criteria.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. ET and will include a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session. The webinar will outline how investors, state and local governments, and other EMMA users can take advantage of MyEMMA features. Register for the webinar.

The MSRB’s EMMA website is a centralized online database that provides free public access to more than 800,000 official disclosure documents and trade data associated with municipal bonds issued in the United States. The EMMA website makes available real-time trade prices, primary market and continuing disclosure documents, and current credit ratings for more than one million outstanding securities, as well as current interest rate information, liquidity documents and other information for most variable rate municipal securities.

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 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.