OSC Announces Roundtable to Discuss Progress on the Representation of Women on Boards and in Executive Officer Positions

TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) announced today that it will hold a roundtable to discuss issues identified in a review of the disclosure of over 700 TSX-listed issuers with year-ends between December 31, 2014 and March 31, 2015 following the implementation of amendments to National Instrument 58-101 Disclosure of Corporate Governance Practices (the Rule Amendments).  The Rule Amendments follow a "comply or explain" model and require all non-venture issuers to make certain disclosures with respect to women on boards and in executive officer positions on an annual basis. 

The OSC roundtable will take place on September 29, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd floor of the Commission's offices, located at 20 Queen Street West in Toronto, Ontario.

The event will include an overview of findings from staff's review as well as panel discussions with commentary on the specific results and insights on how additional progress can be made. The panel discussions will reflect a diversity of views, so as to facilitate a balanced debate.

The OSC expects to provide additional details, including the final agenda and list of panellists, no later than September 22, 2015.

Any interested parties wishing to attend the roundtable are asked to send an email with full contact details to: kellis@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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