Exempt Market Dealers Association Meeting in Calgary

TORONTO, July 6 /CNW/ - The Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (the "EMDA") is pleased to announce it will host a meeting of exempt market dealers ("EMDs") in Calgary on Monday, July 12, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. at the Blackfoot Inn (5940 Blackfoot Trail South East, Calgary, AB). Brian Prill, President of the EMDA will be meeting with EMDs to discuss the registration requirements under National Instrument 31-103 ("NI 31-103") and the upcoming September 28, 2010 deadline for registration.

Exempt market participants are invited to attend this information session to network with other EMDs and to discuss the opportunities and challenges presented to exempt market participants under NI 31-103. Brian will also be discussing the role of the EMDA under the current registration regime and the services EMDA is providing to its membership to assist EMDs in adapting to the new regulatory regime. Please register for this event by sending an email to info@emdacanada.com and indicate who will be attending from your firm. Registration is free and all industry participants are welcome.

    About the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada.

The Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada was founded in 2002 by a body of Exempt Market Dealers (then called Limited Market Dealers) to promote, defend and protect the exempt market industry and to provide constructive commentary on the changes in regulation that the Canadian Securities Commissions was contemplating. Since its inception the EMDA has been active in submitting comment letters on proposed legislation and has been an active voice for EMDs on numerous advisory panels. The EMDA has also organized an insurance program for EMDA members to help offset some of the costs of regulatory compliance.

Additional information on the EMDA can be accessed at www.emdacanada.com. The EMDA web-site is designed so as to keep members informed of current regulatory requirements and to post articles of importance to industry participants.


For further information: For further information: Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada, Brian L. Prill, President, Tel: (416) 369-6610, Email: bprill@emdacanada.com; Geoff Ritchie, Executive Director, Tel: 1 (877) 363-3632, Email: gritchie@emdacanada.com

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