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Marco Wynnyckyj

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MFDA Hearing Panel adjourns settlement hearing in the matter of Keith Bates

October 1, 2020 (Toronto, Ontario) – The Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (“MFDA”) commenced a disciplinary proceeding in respect of Keith Bates (“Respondent”) by Notice of Settlement Hearing dated September 3, 2020.

A settlement hearing in this proceeding commenced on October 1, 2020 before a three-member Hearing Panel of the MFDA’s Central Regional Council. Following submissions from the parties, the Hearing Panel adjourned the settlement hearing to continue on October 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. (Eastern), or as soon thereafter as the matter can be held.

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 Settlement Hearing is available on the MFDA website at www.mfda.ca. During the period described in the Notice of Settlement Hearing, the Respondent in the Hamilton, 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 81,000 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.