(Washington DC, 12/17/08) Remember, you heard it here first. Effective January 1, 2009, stock brokerage firms which are Depository Trust Company participants (most of them are) will no longer allow the issuance of stock certificates for over 7,000 companies. The Securities and Exchange Commission made this decision on December 1 of this year. There are a small number of stocks which are not DTC registered, and those companies can have certificates issued until July 1, 2009.
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