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SEC Statements on the Retirement of Delaware Chief Justice Leo Strine

Yesterday, Chief Justice Leo Strine announced his retirement after more than twenty years on the Delaware Court of Chancery and Supreme Court of Delaware, two of the most important courts for our markets and our investors.

Chief Justice Strine deserves our thanks for bringing his unparalleled combination of energy, intellect, experience, legal knowledge and pragmatism to the bench. His contributions have extended well beyond the courtroom and the Commission has benefited substantially from his willingness to engage with us on a range of topics important to our investors and our markets. Finally, and critical to the work of the SEC, it is clear to me that the interests of our Main Street investors have always been at the front of Chief Justice Strine’s mind.

Thank you for your service Chief Justice Strine.

This statement was issued by Jay Clayton, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on July 9, 2019.

Chief Justice Leo Strine has announced his retirement after two decades of service on Delaware’s courts. He has been an extraordinary jurist and public servant, leading the Nation’s crucial corporate-law jurisdiction with expert judgment and wisdom. More than that, the Chief Justice is an intellectual leader, on the cutting edge of how best to protect the American families who rely upon our companies to build a sustainable future. I have always looked to Leo as a guiding light and leader in understanding how business law best serves ordinary Americans. On behalf of the Nation’s investors, I thank the Chief Justice for his exceptional public service—and look forward to his continued contributions to the development of American corporate law.

This statement was issued by Robert J. Jackson, Jr., commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on July 9, 2019.