MSRB NOTICE 2009-19 (MAY 6, 2009)

MSRB ANNOUNCES DATES FOR WEBINARS ABOUT THE SUBMISSION PROCESS FOR THE CONTINUING DISCLOSURE SERVICE OF THE ELECTONIC MUNICIPAL MARKET ACCESS SYSTEM (EMMA)

On December 8, 2008, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (the “MSRB”) received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) to establish a continuing disclosure service of the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access system (“EMMA”) effective July 1, 2009.[1] In anticipation of the commencement of operations of the EMMA continuing disclosure service, beginning May 11, 2009 and continuing through May 21, 2009, the MSRB will host a series of webinars for issuers and associated persons in connection with the web-based submission process[2] of the continuing disclosure service of EMMA. The webinars will provide an overview of the submission process for the continuing disclosure service of EMMA and review frequently asked questions.

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.

Sessions
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

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar session at its respective time.  Please click on the link approximately ten 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. 

If you have any questions about connecting to GoTo Webinar, please contact our Meeting and Event Planner, Tina Hanachi, at 703-797-6600, or call GoTo Webinar technical support at 1-800-263-6317.

Questions about the topics covered at the conference calls may be directed to a Transaction Reporting Assistant at 703-797-6668.

May 6, 2009


[2] Continuing disclosure submitters will have a choice of making submissions to the continuing disclosure service either through a web-based electronic submission interface or through electronic computer-to-computer data connections with EMMA designed to receive submissions on a bulk or continuous basis.  Preliminary specifications and related information for the computer-to-computer process were published in MSRB Notice 2009-14 (April 22, 2009). The computer-to-computer process will not be the primary focus of the webinars.