Statement of Federal Trade Commissioner Orson Swindle

For Release

I have submitted my resignation as Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission, effective June 30, 2005, or immediately upon the arrival of my replacement, if that is earlier.

Working on behalf of American consumers and businesses to protect and promote a competitive and fair marketplace is a worthy cause. Through the diligent enforcement of antitrust and consumer protection laws, the FTC makes a difference in the daily lives of all Americans. Our country is fortunate to have the Commission and its energetic, intelligent, and dedicated staff, which is committed to outstanding public service. The ideals of freedom and service to our country have been the guideposts for my life. Being a part of the FTC has been a most enjoyable continuation of my quest to make a difference with my life. It has been an enormous privilege for me to work with the FTC team.

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