NEWS RELEASE 04/09/13
FAF Statement on the Confirmation of Mary Jo White as Chairman of the SECNorwalk, CT, April 9, 2013—The Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), the organization that oversees the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), today issued the following statement on the confirmation of the Hon. Mary Jo White as the new chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. The statement should be attributed to FAF President and Chief Executive Officer Teresa S. Polley.
“The Financial Accounting Foundation and its standard-setting Boards, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, extend their congratulations to the Hon. Mary Jo White on her confirmation by the U.S. Senate as chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
“The FAF appreciates and applauds Chairman White’s strong commitment to the Commission’s mission to promote relevant, reliable, consistent, and comparable financial accounting and reporting standards that enable investors to make well-informed investment decisions and that contribute to the efficiency of our capital markets. We at the FAF, the FASB, and the GASB stand ready to assist her in achieving her goals.”
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