The Securities and Exchange Commission has scheduled an open meeting for June 29 - the eve of an abrupt change in leadership - to vote on proposed rules that would allow companies to talk more freely about public stock offerings, Reuters reports.

If passed, the rules would effectively put an to end to the quiet period for stock offerings, which is essentially a ban on promotional publicity that lasts either 40 or 90 days from the offering. Very large companies with a track record for well-managed offerings would even be permitted to advertise under the new rules, according to Reuters.

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