Washington (June 13, 2002) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed new rules Wednesday that would make companies disclose more information in their 8-K filings, and would require chief executives to personally sign off on financial statements.

The agency wants to add 13 new events that would require 48-hour disclosure in filings to the agency, including a much broader range of items that affect a company’s gains and losses, SEC director of corporate finance Alan Beller told reporters during a conference call this week.

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