Fair Disclosure


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Regulation FD (fair disclosure)

U.S. S.E.C. regulation whose purpose is to ensure that select groups of investors are not privy to firm-specific information before other investors. Executives are not allowed to reveal nonpublic information during their communications with analysts and select shareholders. If information is inadvertently released, they must take steps to broaden the dissemination of the information within 24 hours of discovering the disclosure.

Fair Disclosure

An SEC regulation requiring that all publicly-traded companies in the United States disclose relevant, or "material," information to all shareholders at the same time. Adopted in 2000, this was a response to a common practice in the 1990s, in which large companies disclosed financial information on conference calls to certain analysts while excluding the public and even all shareholders. The regulation mandates that intentional disclosures be made publicly and that unintentional disclosures be made public within twenty-four hours. Controversial when introduced, it has increased access to information on larger firms, but some analysts suggest that it has decreased the information available and therefore increased stock volatility for smaller firms.
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Despite opposition, most concede that Reg FD has opened the door to fair disclosure.
We certainly support ethical sales practices, and there must be full and fair disclosure.
Scientific Learning makes its first quarter financial results webcast available to the general public in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's fair disclosure policies.
Humphries discussed the increasing importance of investor relations (IR), driven by growing needs of individual investors, the international community and requirements of Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD).
Scientific Learning makes its year end 2005 financial results webcast available to the general public in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's fair disclosure policies.
are designed to promote the full and fair disclosure of information by issuers, and to clarify and enhance existing prohibitions against insider trading.
This posting is in compliance with the SEC's Regulation Fair Disclosure and Moody's senior management may use this updated presentation during meetings with analysts and investors.
NASDAQ:WOOF), a leading animal healthcare company in the United States, provides the following revised guidance for all investors in adherence with Regulation Fair Disclosure as issued by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, and encourages all current and potential investors to review the disclosure regarding forward-looking statements in this press release as well as in all financial documents filed with the SEC.
During his tenure he fought for the independence of auditors, improved financial reporting and leveling the information playing field through Regulation Fair Disclosure.
Scientific Learning makes its year end 2004 financial results webcast available to the general public in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission's fair disclosure policies.

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