OSC Announces Roundtable on Proposed Protocols for Meeting Vote Reconciliation

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) today announced that it will hold a roundtable to discuss issues identified during consultation on CSA Multilateral Staff Notice 54-304 Final Report on Review of the Proxy Voting Infrastructure and Request for Comments on Proposed Meeting Vote Reconciliation Protocols and next steps in implementing the proposed protocols. The proposed protocols outline roles and responsibilities and provide detailed guidance on operational processes for the key entities that implement meeting vote reconciliation.

The roundtable will take place on Friday, November 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd floor of the OSC's office located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario.

The event will include panel discussions on the proposed protocols. The panel discussions will reflect a diversity of views, so as to facilitate a balanced debate.

Additional details, including the agenda and names of panellists, will be published later this month.

Any interested parties wishing to attend the roundtable are asked to send an email with full contact details to: proxyvotingreview@osc.gov.on.ca. Space is limited. It is expected that a transcript will be posted to the OSC website following completion of the roundtable.

Any media interested in attending the roundtable should contact media_inquiries@osc.gov.on.ca to register.

The mandate of the OSC is to provide protection to investors from unfair, improper or fraudulent practices and to foster fair and efficient capital markets and confidence in the capital markets. Investors are urged to check the registration of any persons or company offering an investment opportunity and to review the OSC investor materials available at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca.

SOURCE Ontario Securities Commission

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