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The Knowledge Congress Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on Understanding Foreign Issuer Reporting Enhancements (FIRE) on 11/9/09

New York, NY, September 11, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled: “Understanding Foreign Issuer Reporting Enhancements (FIRE)”. This two-hour event is scheduled on November 9, 2009, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET.

The SEC, seeking to respond to information technology advances and increased globalization securities markets, has amended certain requirements relating to foreign private issuers as part of its initiative to improve and modernize existing reporting and disclosure requirements. Under the new disclosure requirements, foreign private issuers may test their eligibility once every year, must disclose information about changes in their certifying accountant and about certain fees and payments. They are also are required to disclose information with respect to significant changes in their corporate governance practices compared to those applicable to US domestic companies under appropriate exchange's listing standards. Additionally, there are also existing deadlines that must be observed as well as incentives for companies who engage in proactive compliance.

Learn about these filing deadlines for annual reports on various forms in the US and the incentives for cooperating companies. Understanding New Foreign Private Issuers Disclosure Requirements Live Webcast will help you learn adjust to these changes as well as knowing how to test the eligibility of a foreign private issuer.

Speakers/Faculty Panel

Ellie Bavaria, Special Counsel, Office of International Corporate Finance, Division of Corporation Finance, United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Karen B. Dietrich, Associate Director, Office of International Affairs, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

Carol M. McGee, Partner, Co-Leader, Securities Practice, Alston & Bird, (Former Deputy Chief Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC)

Bridgette Hodges, Partner in Charge of SEC group, Grant Thornton LLP

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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcast that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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