MSRB Announces Continuing Disclosure Webinars

Date: May 6, 2009

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


Alexandria, VA - The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) today announced a series of webinars for municipal bond issuers and associated persons in connection with the upcoming continuing disclosure service of the MSRB's Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system.  The webinars, which will be held beginning May 11, 2009 and continuing through May 21, 2009, will provide an overview of the submission process for the continuing disclosure service of EMMA and review frequently asked questions.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has designated EMMA as the only official repository for continuing disclosure documents beginning July 1.  On that date, issuers will file these documents exclusively with EMMA and the current Nationally Recognized Municipal Securities Information Repositories will cease to exist.  The MSRB is offering webinars to help issuers and associated persons understand the EMMA submission process.

Four webinars are offered. Each webinar will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

May 11, 2009 2:30 pm ET.  To register, click here
May 13, 2009 2:30 pm ET.  To register, click here
May 19, 2009 2:30 pm ET.  To register, click here
May 21, 2009 2:30 pm ET.  To register, click here

Registrants will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar session at its respective time.  Please click on the link approximately 10 minutes before the session start time.  You will be directed to download the GoTo Webinar manager, and will then be given a Dial in Number, Access Code, and Audio PIN. 

Please make sure to enter the Audio PIN so that you may be granted speaking privileges.  All attendees will automatically be muted upon entering the session.  If you would like to ask a question, please click on the hand tool to raise your hand.  The presenter will recognize your request and un-mute you to ask a question.  Due to the large volume of attendees, we are only able to un-mute 25 attendees at a time.  Please click on the hand tool to lower your hand if your question has already been answered. 

Questions about connecting to GoTo Webinar should be directed to Tina Hanachi, at 703-797-6600, or call GoTo Webinar technical support at 1-800-263-6317.

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.