S&P's Online Service Allows Issuers to Access Their Cusips

Hume, Lynn
June 2003
Bond Buyer;6/16/2003, Vol. 344 Issue 31657, p1
Trade Publication
In a major initiative designed to improve secondary market disclosure in the municipal market, Standard & Poor Corp.'s Cusip Service Bureau has launched an online service that allows issuers to easily obtain the Cusip numbers for their municipal securities. The issuers can attach the numbers to standardized cover sheets that are to accompany their secondary market disclosure documents to make sure the documents are properly indexed and filed by the nationally recognized municipal securities information repositories. Under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's Rule 15c2-12, municipal issuers must file annual financial and operating information with the NRMSIR and material event notices with the NRMSIR or the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board in order for dealers to be able to underwrite their bonds.


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