CSA Announces Service Transition Cutover Date for Information Management Services

TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) announced in April 2013 the signing of a new service agreement with CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants Inc. Under the agreement, CGI will assume responsibility for the hosting, operation and maintenance of the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR), the System for Electronic Disclosure by Insiders (SEDI) and the National Registration Database (NRD).

The date for the cutover from the previous service provider to CGI for all SEDAR, SEDI and NRD related services is scheduled for January 13, 2014. Systems will not be available to market participants from 8pm ET Friday January 10, 2014 to 7am ET Monday January 13, 2014.

New SEDAR desktop software will be available on January 13, 2014 and installation of this software must take place within two weeks of the cutover date for users to continue to have access to the SEDAR system. Additional information on this installation requirement will be posted on the SEDAR website and provided in a separate news release.

Users of the SEDI and NRD systems do not need to do anything in preparation for or as a result of the transition.

Questions concerning the information provided in this release or relating to the transition in general may be directed to CSAsystransition@csa-acvm.ca

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada's provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

SOURCE Canadian Securities Administrators

For further information: Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington, Ontario Securities Commission, 416-593-2361; Mark Dickey, Alberta Securities Commission, 403-297-4481; Sylvain Théberge, Autorité des marchés financiers, 514-940-2176; Richard Gilhooley, British Columbia Securities Commission, 604-899-6713