Washington D.C., Aug. 31, 2021 —

SEC Chair Gary Gensler has directed the staff to carefully monitor developments as a result of Hurricane Ida making landfall on Aug. 29, 2021. The safety of local residents is our highest priority. We invite inquiries from any person with obligations under the federal securities laws that may be affected by Hurricane Ida. The staff will evaluate the appropriateness of providing regulatory relief for those affected by the storm.

  • Division of Examinations staff in the SEC’s Miami Regional Office (covers Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico) can be reached at 305-982-6300 or miami@sec.gov.
  • Division of Examinations staff in the SEC’s Atlanta Regional Office (covers Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama) can be reached at 404-842-7600 or atlanta@sec.gov. Contact information for other regional offices can be found at https://www.sec.gov/page/sec-regional-offices.
  • Division of Corporation Finance staff can be reached at 202-551-3500 or via online submission at http://www.sec.gov/forms/corp_fin_interpretive.
  • Division of Investment Management staff can be reached at 202-551-6825 or imocc@sec.gov.
  • Division of Trading and Markets staff can be reached at 202-551-5777 or tradingandmarkets@sec.gov.
  • Office of Municipal Securities staff can be reached at 202-551-5680 or munis@sec.gov.

Individuals experiencing problems accessing their securities accounts or with similar questions or concerns relating to the hurricane are encouraged to contact the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy by phone at 1-800-SEC-0330 or email at help@sec.gov.

Investors should be vigilant for Hurricane Ida-related securities scams and check the background of anyone offering them an investment by using the free and simple search tool on Investor.gov. The Division of Enforcement will vigorously prosecute those who attempt to defraud victims of the storm. The SEC is asking investors to report any suspicious solicitations at http://www.sec.gov/complaint/tipscomplaint.shtml.

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