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Employee Benefits Security Administration


EBSA News Release: January 11, 2011
Contact Name: Gloria Della
Phone Number: 202-693-8666

US Department of Labor announces a public hearing on proposed
definition of fiduciary regulation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration will hold a public hearing on March 1, 2011 and if necessary, March 2, 2011, on the proposed regulation amending the definition of the term “fiduciary.” The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. EST in the department’s auditorium, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W. in Washington.

To ensure that all interested persons have the opportunity to prepare and submit comments on the proposed rule, EBSA will be accepting public comments until Feb. 3, 2011, two weeks after the close of the Jan. 20, 2011 comment period provided in the proposed regulation. The hearing is open to the general public and the hearing agenda will be available on EBSA’s website at

This event is open to news media.


Hearing on proposed definition of fiduciary


Employers, 401(k) participants and representatives, financial institutions, securities industry and benefit professionals


March 1, 2011, and March 2, if necessary
9:00 a.m. EST


U.S. Department of Labor Auditorium
200 Constitution Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Media planning to attend the hearing are requested to notify the Labor Department’s Office of Public Affairs at 202-693-8666.

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