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Contact: Jennifer A. Galloway, Chief Communications Officer 
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Washington, DC – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today it has added an economic calendar to its Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website. Without having to leave EMMA, users can now freely access a calendar with dates and descriptions of key upcoming macroeconomic developments that could have an impact on the trading and issuance of municipal securities.

“EMMA’s new economic calendar is a great resource for all market participants interested in assessing market-related events,” said MSRB Executive Director Lynnette Kelly. “From an issuer’s perspective, it could be the most informative tool we have added to EMMA in recent years.”

The economic calendar features upcoming federal data releases, labor and housing statistics, and other leading economic indicators that can assist municipal market participants in monitoring real-time data releases. It is the first resource to be provided on the EMMA website that helps investors understand broader market activities that may affect the municipal bond market.

The economic calendar joins other free tools on EMMA aimed at assisting municipal market participants, including the price discovery tool, which enables users to identify and compare bonds that share key characteristics, and email alerts that help investors stay up to date when new information becomes available about an individual security or groups of securities on EMMA.

The MSRB’s EMMA website is the official source of data and documents for the municipal market. The free website contains information on more than 1 million outstanding municipal securities and displays real-time trade price and yield data for every municipal bond. The MSRB operates the EMMA website in support of its mission to protect investors, state and local governments, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal market.

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) protects and strengthens the municipal bond market, enabling access to capital, economic growth, and societal progress in tens of thousands of communities across the country. The MSRB fulfills this mission by creating trust in our market through informed regulation of dealers and municipal advisors that protects investors, issuers and the public interest; building technology systems that power our market and provide transparency for issuers, institutions, and the investing public; and serving as the steward of market data that empowers better decisions and fuels innovation for the future. 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.