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U.S. Senate extends SEC chairman’s term

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Aug 07, 2013

The United States Senate confirmed an additional five-year term for SEC Chairman Mary Jo White; her term will now end on June 5, 2019.

Ms. White, a former federal prosecutor, was originally nominated by President Obama to complete former SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro's term and serve a full five-year term as head of the SEC. The U.S. Senate confirmed Ms. White as the chairman of the SEC in April 2013 and confirmed her five-year term extension on August 1, 2013.

Ms. White replaced Elisse Walter, who had been serving as SEC chairman after Ms. Schapiro’s resignation in December 2012.

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