WASHINGTON – American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) President and CEO Donna Harman issued the following statement regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Proposed Rule 30e-3 in light of the agency’s recent hacking announcement. The rule would eliminate the current default requirement for financial companies to transmit information to their investors in paper form.
“Government agencies have a responsibility to protect citizen’s right to choose how to receive information and services, particularly when it involves a person’s finances. The SEC’s own survey confirmed that the majority of investors prefer to receive financial information in printed form. Investors must be able to receive important financial documents easily and securely. Paper provides the broadest access to all investors, and therefore, should continue to be the default method of delivery.”