Proceedings

Notice from the
Office of the Secretary

Ontario

Ontario Securities
Commission


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Box 55, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 22, 2004


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

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IN THE MATTER OF
WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL CANADA CORPORATION

TORONTOThe Commission issued a Notice of Hearing with attached Statement of Allegations scheduling a hearing on January 24, 2005 in the above named matter.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing with Statement of Allegations is available at www.osc.gov.on.ca

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOHN P. STEVENSON
SECRETARY

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