IN THE MATTER OF Erica Fearn - Discipline

VANCOUVER, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be held before a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), on March 10, 2010 at the offices of Reportex Agencies Ltd., located at 925 West Georgia Street, Suite 1010, Vancouver, British Columbia, at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, to hear evidence and submissions in the matter of Erica Fearn (the "Respondent").

The hearing concerns matters for which the Respondent may be disciplined as a Regulated Person of IIROC, pursuant to Part 10 of IIROC Dealer Member Rule 20.

The hearing concerns allegations that on or about November 30, 2009, the Respondent failed to attend and give information in respect of an investigation being conducted by Staff, contrary to Dealer Member Rule 19.5.

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into the Respondent's conduct on June 20, 2008. The Respondent is no longer a registrant with an IIROC-regulated firm.

The hearing is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders otherwise. The Hearing Panel's decision and reasons will be made available to the public.

The Notice of Hearing is available at www.iiroc.ca.

IIROC is the national self-regulatory organization which oversees all investment dealers and trading activity on debt and equity marketplaces in Canada. Created in 2008 through the consolidation of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and Market Regulation Services Inc., IIROC sets high quality regulatory and investment industry standards, protects investors and strengthens market integrity while maintaining efficient and competitive capital markets. IIROC carries out its regulatory responsibilities through setting and enforcing rules regarding the proficiency, business and financial conduct of dealer firms and their registered employees and through setting and enforcing market integrity rules regarding trading activity on Canadian equity marketplaces.

SOURCE Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) - General News

For further information: For further information: Warren Funt, Vice President, Western Canada, (604) 331-4750, wfunt@iiroc.ca; Jeff Kehoe, Director, Enforcement, (416) 943-6996, jkehoe@iiroc.ca


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