Short-Form Registration

Short-Form Registration

A procedure that allows a firm to condense its registration statement and prospectus by referencing financial data already on file with the SEC.

Short-Form Registration

A document filed with the SEC explaining a new issue of securities for public trade. A short-form registration allows the registering company to reference its previous registration statement to avoid repeating information. This especially applies to information on the issuer's financial situation. Short-form registration makes registration of new issues easier for the issuer.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted unanimously to propose amendments to its rules that would remove credit ratings as one of the conditions for companies seeking to use short-form registration when registering securities for public sale.
I look forward to hearing from companies that are currently eligible for short-form registration as to whether there are alternative criteria that would preserve their eligibility.