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Mark Reuter advocates for business clients in transactions, proceedings and conflicts regulated by federal and state securities laws and stock exchange rules. A partner in the firm’s Business Representation & Transaction ...
On May 21, 2020, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to its rules and forms governing the financial information registrants are required to provide for significant acquisitions and divestitures. We expect the amendments will decrease the time and cost of preparing financial statements required in business combinations.
When a registrant acquires a significant business, other than a real estate operation, SEC rules generally require the registrant to provide separate audited annual and unaudited interim pre-acquisition financial statements of ...
SEC Provides Guidance on Earnings Disclosures & COVID-19 Impacts
On April 8, 2020, Jay Clayton, Chairman of the SEC, and William Hinman, Director of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, issued a statement discussing the importance of disclosures related to the COVID-19 pandemic in anticipation of upcoming earnings releases and investor calls. In order to encourage more robust disclosures and shareholder engagement on this topic, the statement outlines, among others, several areas of observation and concern for companies:
- Disclosures should reflect the general ...
On March 25, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) extended its March 4, 2020 Order (the “Extended Order”) granting exemptions to reporting and proxy delivery requirements for public companies. The Extended Order (described in our advisory here) provides reporting relief for public companies with reports due on or before July 1, 2020.
On March 25, 2020, the SEC extended its March 4 Order granting exemptions to reporting and proxy delivery requirements for public companies. The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance also issued Disclosure Guidance Topic No. 9 – Coronavirus (COVID-19).
On the afternoon of Friday, March 13, 2020, the SEC published guidance to assist public companies, investment companies, shareholders, and other market participants affected by COVID-19 with upcoming annual shareholder meetings.
As the disease known as COVID-19 (the “Coronavirus”) continues to increase its impact on commerce, human health and capital markets, all public companies should assess the impact of the Coronavirus on their SEC filings and shareholder engagement.
It is important for companies to take into consideration the following when preparing annual reports and proxy statements in 2020.
On December 18, 2019, the SEC announced it voted to propose amendments to the definition of “accredited investor” to add new categories of individuals and entities.
On December 19, 2019, the SEC issued guidance regarding the process for applying for confidential treatment of information filed with the SEC. The guidance offers an alternative to the SEC’s rules issued in April 2019 under Regulation S-K Item 601(b) permitting companies to file redacted material contracts without applying for confidential treatment of the redacted information provided the redacted information (i) is not material and (ii) would be competitively harmful if publicly disclosed.
On December 19, 2019, the SEC issued guidance regarding considerations companies should take into account with respect to disclosing risks related to intellectual property and technology associated with international operations.
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