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September 30, 2015

Posted  January 28, 2016

In the SEC’s second round of filings against underwriters under its Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative, a voluntary self-reporting program targeting material misstatements and omissions in municipal bond offering documents, the SEC announced enforcement actions against 22 municipal underwriting firms.  The underwriters and the agreed penalty amounts to be paid are as follows: Ameritas Investment Corp. ($200,000), BB&T Securities, LLC ($200,000),Comerica Securities, Inc. ($60,000), Commerce Bank Capital Markets Group($40,000), Country Club Bank ($140,000), Crews & Associates, Inc. ($250,000),Duncan-Williams, Inc. ($250,000), Edward D. Jones & Co., L.P. ($100,000), Estrada Hinojosa & Company, Inc. ($40,000), Fifth Third Securities, Inc. ($20,000), The Frazer Lanier Company, Inc. ($100,000), J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyson, LLC($420,000), Joe Jolly & Co., Inc. ($100,000), Mesirow Financial, Inc. ($100,000),Northland Securities, Inc. ($220,000), NW Capital Markets Inc. ($100,000), PNC Capital Markets LLC ($500,000), Prager & Co., LLC ($100,000), Ross, Sinclaire & Associates, LLC ($220,000), UBS Financial Services, Inc. ($480,000), UMB Bank, N.A. Investment Banking Division ($420,000), and U.S. Bank Municipal Securities Group, a Division of U.S. Bank National Association ($60,000).  SEC

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