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A notice has been issued giving interested persons until February 18, 2013 to request a hearing on an application filed by Symetra Life Insurance Company, et al., for an order under Section 12(d)(1)(J) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (Act) for an exemption from Sections 12(d)(1)(A) and (B) of the Act, under Sections 6(c) and 17(b) of the Act for an exemption from Section 17(a) of the Act, and under Section 6(c) of the Act for an exemption from Rule 12d1-2(a) under the Act. The requested order would permit (a) certain series of registered open-end management investment companies to acquire shares of other registered open-end management investment companies and unit investment trusts that are within and outside the same group of investment companies as the acquiring investment companies, and (b) certain series of registered open-end management investment companies relying on Rule 12d1-2 under the Act to invest in certain financial instruments. (Rel. IC-30353 - January 22)