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Washington, DC — The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) announced today that Al Morisato, Chief Operations and Technology Officer, will be leaving the MSRB in April 2017. The MSRB is transitioning his responsibilities to the existing operations and technology leadership team, which has been in place for the last five years. John Bagley, Chief Market Structure Officer, will assume a more active role in overseeing operations and technology functions at the MSRB, in addition to providing oversight for market structure related activities.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we want to thank Al for all his contributions over the years, “said Colleen Woodell, Chair of the Board. “Under Al’s leadership, the quality and reliability of our complex market transparency systems have been exceptional.”

Al joined the MSRB in 2009 as Chief Information Officer and later assumed responsibility for operations. The MSRB operates numerous market transparency systems, including the Electronic Municipal Market Access (EMMA®) website, which are supported by a technology robust architecture.

“Al has led the implementation of technological advancements and agile development processes that that have delivered countless benefits for municipal market transparency, most notably through the EMMA® website,” said Lynnette Kelly, MSRB Executive Director. “We are grateful for all the behind-the-scenes work he performed over the years and will miss his leadership and vision for developing solutions that supported the municipal securities industry.”

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.