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SEC Chairman Presents Corporate Governance Agenda

On April 6, 2009, Mary L. Schapiro, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, presented the SEC's upcoming regulatory agenda in a speech to the Council of Institutional Investors. Chairman Schapiro noted in her opening remarks that the SEC remains the only federal agency dedicated to looking out for investors, and that there has been "no time in history that investors have been more in need of an advocate than today."