UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 Release No. 34-63242/November 4, 2010
IN THE MATTER OF 8000, INC.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (“Commission”) announced the temporary suspension, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) , of the trading in the securities of 8000, Inc., of Manassas, Virginia at 9:30 a.m. EDT on November 4, 2010, and terminating at 11:59 p.m. EST on November 17, 2010.
The Commission temporarily suspended trading in the securities of 8000, Inc. because of questions that have been raised about the accuracy and adequacy of publicly disseminated information concerning, among other things, a cash dividend the company announced it would pay stockholders and Monk’s Den, an investment program and online investor network the company disclosed it acquired in September 2010. The Commission’s investigation in this matter is ongoing.
The Commission cautions broker-dealers, shareholders, and prospective purchasers that they should carefully consider the foregoing information along with all other currently available information and any information subsequently issued by the company.
Further, brokers and dealers should be alert to the fact that, pursuant to Rule 15c2-11 under the Exchange Act, at the termination of the trading suspension, no quotation may be entered unless and until they have strictly complied with all of the provisions of the rule. If any broker or dealer has any question as to whether or not he has complied with the rule, he should not enter any quotation but immediately contact the staff in the Division of Trading and Markets, Office of Interpretation and Guidance, at (202) 551-5777. If any broker or dealer is uncertain as to what is required by Rule 15c2-11, he should refrain from entering quotations relating to 8000, Inc.’s securities until such time as he has familiarized himself with the rule and is certain that all of its provisions have been met. If any broker or dealer enters any quotation which is in violation of the rule, the Commission will consider the need for prompt enforcement action.
If any broker-dealer or other person has any information which may relate to this matter, the Boston Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is investigating the matter, should be telephoned at (617) 573-8900.