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Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the Government in the Sunshine Act, Public Law 94-409, that the Securities and Exchange Commission will hold the following meetings during the week of June 21, 2004:

An Open Meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2004 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 1C30; and a Closed Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2004 at 2 p.m.

Commissioners, Counsel to the Commissioners, the Secretary to the Commission, and recording secretaries will attend the Closed Meeting. Certain staff members who have an interest in the matters may also be present.

The General Counsel of the Commission, or his designee, has certified that, in his opinion, one or more of the exemptions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(3), (5), (7), (9)(B), and (10) and 17 CFR 200.402(a)(3), (5), (7), 9(ii) and (10), permit consideration of the scheduled matters at the Closed Meeting.

Commissioner Goldschmid, as duty officer, voted to consider the items listed for the closed meeting in closed session.

The subject matter for the Open Meeting scheduled for Wednesday June 23, 2004 will be:

1. The Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to short sale regulation under new Regulation SHO, and revisions to Rule 105 of Regulation M (short selling in connection with a public offering), both under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

For further information please contact Kevin Campion, Lillian Hagen, or Alexandra Albright at (202) 942-0772.

2. The Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to Schedule 14A under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and to Forms N-1A, N-2, and N-3 under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. The amendments would require a registered management investment company to provide disclosure in its reports to shareholders regarding the basis for the board of directors' approval of an investment advisory contract. They would also enhance existing disclosure requirements in proxy statements regarding the basis for the board's recommendation that shareholders approve an advisory contract.

For further information, please contact Deborah D. Skeens at (202) 942-0562.

3. The Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to rules 0-1, 10f-3, 12b-1, 15a-4, 17a-7, 17a-8, 17d-1, 17e-1, 17g-1, 18f-3, and 23c-3 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, to require investment companies that rely on certain exemptive rules to adopt certain governance practices. The Commission also will consider whether to adopt an amendment to rule 31a-2, the investment company recordkeeping rule, to require that investment companies retain copies of written materials that the directors consider when approving investment advisory contracts.

For further information, please contact Catherine E. Marshall at (202) 942-0719.

The subject matter for the Closed Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2004 will be:

Formal orders of investigation;

Institution and settlement of injunctive actions; and

Institution and settlement of administrative proceedings of an enforcement nature.

At times, changes in Commission priorities require alterations in the scheduling of meeting items. For further information and to ascertain what, if any, matters have been added, deleted or postponed, please contact:

The Office of the Secretary at (202) 942-7070.

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Dated: June 15, 2004.

Jonathan G. Katz,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 04-13901 Filed 6-15-04; 3:55 pm]

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