Douglas Hill, managing general partner of embattled brokerage house Edward D. Jones & Co., intends to leave the company roughly one week after the firm agreed to pay $75 million to settle charges of improper disclosure of revenue-sharing payments. Hill, 60, will retire as managing general partner Dec. 31, but would remain as managing partner through 2005. In addition, Hill is expected to pay $3 million of the agreed-upon fine, while the firm's general partners are expected to shoulder an aggregate of $44 million. Last week, the brokerage firm reached a settlement with the SEC, the New York Stock Exchange and the National Association of Securities Dealers as a result of arrangements that Edward Jones entered into with seven fund groups. The firm had not disclosed the fact that it received millions from the fund families each year for selling their respective products.

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