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NOTICE OF MINISTERIAL APPROVAL OF AMENDMENTS TO

NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 33-105 UNDERWRITING CONFLICTS

AND

NATIONAL INSTRUMENT 45-106 PROSPECTUS EXEMPTIONS

AND

ONTARIO SECURITIES COMMISSION RULE 45-501 ONTARIO PROSPECTUS AND REGISTRATION EXEMPTIONS



September 3, 2015

On July 30, 2015, the Minister of Finance approved amendments to National Instrument 33-105 Underwriting Conflicts (the NI 33-105 Amendments), National Instrument 45-106 Prospectus Exemptions (the NI 45-106 Amendments) and Ontario Securities Commission Rule 45-501 Ontario Prospectus and Registration Exemptions (the OSC Rule 45-501 Amendments) made by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC or Commission).

The NI 33-105 Amendments, the NI 45-106 Amendments and the OSC Rule 45-501 Amendments are referred to collectively as the Rule Amendments.

The Rule Amendments were made by the Commission on June 16, 2015. They were published on the OSC website at http://www.osc.gov.on.ca and in the OSC Bulletin in (2015), 38 OSCB 5773 on June 25, 2015.

The Rule Amendments come into force on September 8, 2015.

The text of the Rule Amendments approved by the Minister of Finance is set out in Chapter 5 of this Bulletin.