MSRB NOTICE 2010-05 (MARCH 1, 2010)

MSRB HOSTS WEBINAR SERIES ON MARKET INFORMATION SERVICES

Beginning in March and continuing through July 2010, the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (the “MSRB”) will host a series of training webinars designed to assist municipal securities market participants --  dealers, issuers and others – that use MSRB market information services. The MSRB is committed to ensuring ongoing compliance with MSRB rules and the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The webinars will provide training for individuals who submit documents and data to the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system.  Sessions will cover the submission of primary market and continuing disclosure documents, and municipal transaction and interest rate data. A session also will cover MSRB Gateway, the secure access point for all MSRB services. There is no cost to participate in any of the sessions but pre-registration is required. Click on the links below or visit the Events and Training section of www.msrb.org.

Sessions

Submitting Continuing Disclosure Documents – This webinar is for municipal bond issuers, obligated persons and agents that submit continuing disclosure documents to the MSRB’s Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA) system. Participants will learn about registration, confirmation and document submission.  Four webinars are offered in 2010 and each will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and can be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

March 16, 2010 - 2 pm ET. To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/719450523

March 24, 2010 - 2 pm ET. To register, click here:

 https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/325221610

June 8, 2010 - 2 pm ET. To register, click here:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/529802979

June 16, 2010 - 2 pm ET. To register, click here:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/832680003

Submitting Trade Data – This webinar is for municipal securities dealers and others that report transactions to the MSRB’s Real-Time Transaction Reporting System (RTRS) in compliance with Rules G-14 and G-12(f) and those that use RTRS to access trade data.  Level 1 training is geared toward new RTRS users and will review topics including digital certificates, entering trade reports, modifying/cancelling trade reports and trade management. Level 2 is geared toward users already familiar with RTRS and will review advanced topics including error code review and response, special condition codes and data quality reports. The sessions will last approximately one hour.  Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

April 13, 2010; Level 1 - 2 pm ET. To register, click here:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/240983851

April 14, 2010; Level 2 - 2 pm ET. To register, click here:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/313276002

Submitting Short-Term Obligation Rate Data – This webinar is for municipal securities dealers and others that report auction rate securities and variable rate demand obligation data to the MSRB’s Short-term Obligation Rate Transparency (SHORT) system.  The session will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the link below. There is no charge to attend.

April 15, 2010 - 2 pm ET.  To register, click here:

https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/478954594

Submitting Primary Market Documents – This webinar is for municipal securities dealers and others that submit official statements and advanced refunding documents (OS/ARD) to the MSRB. The sessions will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

June 14, 2010 - 2 pm ET. To register, click here:   https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/403837442

June 17, 2010 - 2 pm ET. To register, click here:   https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/218800011

MSRB Gateway Training – This webinar is for municipal securities dealers and others that create and manage groups of users and manage account administrators. Level 1 training is geared toward users with no account management responsibilities and will review basic access and navigation.  Level 2 is geared toward Gateway account managers and will review managing user accounts and invitations. Sessions will last approximately one hour. Pre-registration is required and must be completed via the links below. There is no charge to attend.

July 12, 2010; Level 1 - 2 pm ET.  To register click here:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/665665786

July 14, 2010; Level 2 - 2pm ET. To register, click here: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/813835306

Questions should be directed to MSRB’s Market Information Department at 703-797-6668.

March 1, 2010