E*Trade CEO cancels appearance at Merrill conference

NEW YORK Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:38pm EST

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Online brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp's (ETFC.O) Chief Executive Mitch Caplan cancelled his presentation at a Merrill Lynch & Co banking conference, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Caplan was scheduled to speak at the conference on November 14.

E*Trade spokeswoman Pam Erickson did not immediately provide a reason for his cancellation.

(Reporting by Anupreeta Das, editing by Leslie Gevirtz )