Proceedings

Notice from the
Office of the Secretary
Ontario

Ontario Securities
Commission


20 Queen St. W.
Box 55, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 19, 2008


IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, C.5, AS AMENDED

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IN THE MATTER OF
ANDREW STUART NETHERWOOD RANKIN


TORONTO – The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing today for a hearing to consider whether it is in the public interest to approve a settlement agreement entered into by Staff of the Commission and Andrew Rankin. The hearing will be held on February 21, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. in the Large Hearing Room on the 17th floor of the Commission's offices located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing dated February 19, 2008 is available at www.osc.gov.on.ca.


OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOHN P. STEVENSON
SECRETARY


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