IN THE MATTER OF Paul Van Benthem and Anthony Petriccione - Set Date

TORONTO, Nov. 9 /CNW/ - Following a set date hearing held on October 28, 2009, in Toronto, Ontario, a Hearing Panel of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada ("IIROC") ordered, among other procedural matters, the following in the matter of Paul Van Benthem and Anthony Petriccione (the "Respondents"):

    
    (a) the hearing will commence on September 13, 2010; and

    (b) Section 5 (c) of the Panel's decision of October 6, 2008 is rescinded
        and accordingly, all references to the proceedings against these
        Respondents and the allegations made therein originally removed from
        the IIROC website as result of this order shall be again posted on
        the IIROC website.
    

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

IIROC formally initiated the investigation into the Respondents' conduct on May 26, 2005. The violations occurred when the Respondents were Registered Representatives with the Toronto Branch of Blackmont Capital Inc. The Respondents are no longer registrants with an IIROC-regulated firm.

The Hearing Panel's Decision and Reasons will be made available.

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


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