RELEASE Number
CFTCMediaAdvisory

MEDIA ADVISORY

Today: Treasury Officials and Regulators to Hold Briefing on OTC Derivatives Regulatory Framework

Washington, DC—Officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will hold a pen and pad briefing on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 on the Administration’s recommendations to establish a comprehensive regulatory framework for Over-the-Counter (OTC) derivatives, which under current law are largely excluded or exempted from regulation.

WHO:

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner
Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Shapiro
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Acting Chairman Michael Dunn

WHAT:

Pen and Pad Press Briefing on establishing an OTC derivatives regulatory framework

WHEN:

Wednesday, May 13, 2009
4 PM ET
Note: information from this briefing will be embargoed until 5:00 PM ET

WHERE:

U.S. Department of Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Media Room (4121)
Washington, DC 20220

Please Note:  Media without Treasury press credentials planning to attend must email Frances Anderson at Frances.Anderson@do.treas.gov in Treasury’s Office of Public Affairs with the following information: name, Social Security number and date of birth.

To obtain the conference call dial-in information, media members must contact Rowena.Holloway@do.treas.gov.  Each media organization should limit itself to one line per organization to ensure access to the briefing.

This is a pen and pad briefing only; no cameras or recording devices for broadcast purposes will be allowed.

Media Contacts
Robert Holifield
202-418-5080

R. David Gary
202-418-5085

Last Updated: April 2, 2010