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Marco Wynnyckyj
Director, Hearings

MFDA announces continuation of settlement hearing in the matter of George Yamamoto

December 20, 2022 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of George Yamamoto (the “Respondent”) by Notice of Hearing dated October 7, 2022 (the “Notice of Hearing”).

As previously announced, the settlement hearing in this proceeding commenced on December 15, 2022 electronically by videoconference before a three-member Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Central Regional Council.

The settlement hearing will resume electronically by videoconference on February 3, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern). The proceeding will continue to be open to the public, except as may be required for the protection of confidential matters. Members of the public who would like to obtain further particulars should contact hearings@mfda.ca.

MFDA settlement hearings are typically held in the absence of the public pursuant to section 20.5 of MFDA By-law No. 1 and Rule 15.2(2) of the MFDA Rules of Procedure. If the Hearing Panel accepts the settlement agreement, then the proceeding will become open to the public and a copy of the decision of the Hearing Panel and the settlement agreement will be made available at www.mfda.ca.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Notice of Hearing, the Respondent conducted business in the Toronto, Ontario area.

The MFDA is the self-regulatory organization for Canadian mutual fund dealers, regulating the operations, standards of practice and business conduct of its Members and their approximately 76,695 Approved Persons with a mandate to protect investors and the public interest. For more information about the MFDA’s complaint and enforcement processes, as well as links to ‘Check an Advisor’ and other Investor Tools, visit the For Investors page on the MFDA website.

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