Tag: Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations

Corp Fin posts new CDI regarding safeguards for electronic delivery of information under Rule 701

Yesterday, Corp Fin posted a new CDI 271.25 regarding permissible safeguards for protection of Rule 701(e) disclosures that are furnished electronically. You may recall that Rule 701—which provides an exemption from registration under the Securities Act for offers and sales to employees, directors and consultants under compensatory benefit plans and contracts—requires companies to deliver to the employee/investor a copy of the applicable benefit plan or contract, and, if the company sells, in any consecutive 12-month period, securities with a value in excess of $5 million, the company must deliver, a reasonable period of time before the date of sale, specified other information, including financial statements and information about the risks associated with the investment, much of which is likely to contain confidential or sensitive material. 

Corp Fin posts two new CDIs regarding non-GAAP financial measures in connection with M&A transactions

The SEC has posted two new CDIs regarding the use of non-GAAP financial measures in connection with business combinations, summarized below.

Corp Fin suggests it will take a look at non-GAAP disclosure practices in the pharmaceutical industry

by Cydney Posner Even important industry players can sometimes run up against brick walls at Corp Fin. In a recent give-and-take with the SEC, Allergan was scolded for its use of certain non-GAAP financial measures in its press releases.  While in its responses to the staff, the company cogently explained […]

CDI salmagundi (QIBs, foreign private issuers, Reg S and more)

by Cydney Posner Earlier this month, Corp Fin recently released a slew of new CDIs relating to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A as well as all things international. Dedicated to those who like to  Below are summaries.

Corp Fin posts new CDI related to integration under Reg D

by Cydney Posner More CDIs from the Corp Fin, one of which, described below, relates to integration under Reg D. There are also three new CDIs relating to Reg A, new 182.12, new 182.13 and new 182.14. 

New CDIs regarding registration fees and Form S-8

by Cydney Posner More new CDIs from Corp Fin, some relating to Form S-8 and the computation of registration fees under Rule 457:

New CDI regarding “baby shelf” offerings on Form S-3

by Cydney Posner Corp Fin has issued a new CDI regarding Form S-3 and limited primary offerings under General Instruction I.B.6., that is, “baby shelf” offerings by issuers with public floats below $75 million. As you may recall, Instruction I.B.6 allows a company with a public float below $75 million […]