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Notice from the
Office of the Secretary
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Ontario Securities
Commission


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Box 55, Suite 1900
Toronto, ON M5H 3S8
Commission des valeurs mobilières de l'Ontario
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 18, 2009


IN THE MATTER OF THE SECURITIES ACT
R.S.O. 1990, c. S.5, AS AMENDED

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IN THE MATTER OF HSBC BANK CANADA


TORONTO – The Office of the Secretary issued a Notice of Hearing for a hearing to consider whether it is in the public interest to approve a settlement agreement entered into by Staff of the Commission and HSBC Bank Canada. The hearing will be held on December 21, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in Hearing Room A on the 17th floor of the Commission's offices located at 20 Queen Street West, Toronto.

A copy of the Notice of Hearing dated December 18, 2009 and the Statement of Allegations of Staff dated December 18, 2009 are available at www.osc.gov.on.ca


OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
JOHN P. STEVENSON
SECRETARY


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