IN THE MATTER OF Paul Van Benthem and Anthony Petriccione - Motion



    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Notice is hereby given that a hearing will be
held before a Hearing Panel of Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of
Canada (IIROC), on Monday October 6, 2008 at IIROC, 121 King Street West;
Suite 1600, Toronto, Ontario, Boardroom 2, at 10:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter
as the hearing can be held, to hear an interlocutory motion in the matter of
Paul Van Benthem and Anthony Petriccione.

    
    The interlocutory motion is for orders:

    (a) adjourning the hearing in this matter sine die; and

    (b) adjourning all other dates fixed by the Hearing Panel in its decision
        dated June 4, 2008, sine die,
    

    pending the determination by the Ontario Court of Appeal in the matter of
Stephen Taub v. Investment Dealers Association of Canada et al.
    The IDA formally initiated the investigation into the Respondents'
conduct on May 26, 2005. The alleged violations occurred when the Respondents
were Registered Representatives with the Toronto Branch of First Associates
Inc., (now Blackmont Capital Inc) and the Toronto Branch of Raymond James Ltd.
The Respondents are no longer registrants with an IIROC regulated firm. The
Notice of Hearing is available at: www.iiroc.ca
    The hearing is open to the public, unless the Hearing Panel orders
otherwise. The Hearing Panel's decision and reasons on the motion will be made
available to the public.

    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.





For further information:

For further information: Alex Popovic, Vice President, Enforcement,
(416) 943-6904 or apopovic@iiroc.ca; Jeff Kehoe, Director, Enforcement, (416)
943-6996 or jkehoe@iiroc.ca


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