BCSC Executive Director's Bulletin: Securities regulator gives notice of a hearing into alleged illegal trading and distribution of securities

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 10 /CNW/ - The executive director of the British Columbia
Securities Commission has issued a notice of hearing alleging that a B.C. man
and two companies he controlled devised and implemented a scheme to sell
securities to overseas investors.
    The notice alleges Rocky Mountain Gold Mining Inc., a Delaware, U.S.
company, entered into an agreement to allow a Panamanian company to purchase
its shares. On Rocky Mountain's behalf, the Panamanian company issued
approximately $2.4 million worth of Rocky Mountain shares to 166 United
Kingdom investors. Further, the notice alleges that partial proceeds from the
sales of shares were to be sent to a bank account maintained by RMG Mining
Inc., a B.C.-based company.
    The notice also says Ryan Anthony Gibson, a Vancouver, B.C. resident, was
the sole officer and director of Rocky Mountain and RMG. Gibson, Rocky
Mountain and RMG are not registered to trade securities in B.C. Furthermore,
Rocky Mountain has not filed a prospectus in B.C.
    The notice alleges Gibson, Rocky Mountain and RMG contravened various
securities laws by engaging in the conduct described above, without being
registered or filing a prospectus.
    These allegations have not been proven. Counsel for the executive
director will apply to set dates for a hearing into the allegations before a
panel of commissioners on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 at 9:30 a.m.

    The B.C. Securities Commission is the independent provincial government
agency responsible for regulating trading in securities within the province.
You may view notices of hearings on our website www.bcsc.bc.ca. If you have
questions, contact Ken Gracey, media relations, 604-899-6577.

For further information:

For further information: Ken Gracey, (604) 899-6577 or (Canada)

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