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Shelf registration

A procedure that allows firms to file one registration statement covering several issues of the same security. SEC Rule 415, adopted in the 1980s, allows a corporation to comply with registration requirements up to two years prior to a public offering of securities. With the registration "on the shelf," the corporation, by simply updating regularly filed annual, quarterly, and related reports to the SEC, can go to the market as conditions become favorable with a minimum of administrative preparation and expense.

Shelf Registration

A method the SEC uses to allow a publicly-traded company to register several new issues of stock and actually offer them at any time over a two-year period, subject to compliance with other appropriate regulations. These offerings are covered by a single prospectus, but may be offered to the public in different tranches. See also: Rule 415.

shelf registration

A simplified method of registering securities that permits corporations to file a relatively uncomplicated registration form with the SEC and, during the subsequent two years, issue the securities. Shelf registration is supposed to provide more flexibility for corporations when they are raising funds in the capital markets. Shelf registration is permitted by SEC Rule 415.
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announced Monday that it has filed a $50 million universal shelf registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
NYSE: PPS) (the "Company") announced today that it intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission an amendment to its existing shelf registration statement to deregister 2,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock that were available for sale by the Company.
NASDAQ: NTLS), a leading provider of wireless and wireline communications services (branded as NTELOS) in Virginia, West Virginia and parts of Maryland and Pennsylvania, announced today that the Company has filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC").
In Canada, where there is no current facility for filing an omnibus shelf registration statement covering a combination of both equity and debt, the company is completing one shelf prospectus for a maximum of 10 million common shares and a separate shelf prospectus for a maximum of US$125 million in debt.
OSAKA, Japan -- Panasonic Corporation (NYSE:PC)(TOKYO:6752)("Panasonic") today announced that it withdrew the shelf registration in Japan for offerings of shares of common stock that was described in "Panasonic Announces Shelf Registration in Japan for Future Equity Offerings" announced on July 29, 2010 (the "Shelf Registration").
Ward, chairman, president and chief executive officer said, "This shelf registration statement is the next step in our plan to strengthen the capital structure of Amax Gold.
AMEX: BGF), a manufacturer and distributor of high quality, shelf-stable foods, announced today that it has filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In NY108, Duff & Phelps Rates Detroit Edison Company's $550 Million Shelf Registration of Debt Securities, moved yesterday (Monday, May 9), we are informed by D&P that they incorrectly assigned a preferred stock rating as part of the shelf registration in the release as originally issued.
s (Genworth) (NYSE: GNW) (Richmond, VA) recently filed universal shelf registration.
April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Health and Rehabilitation Properties Trust (NYSE: HRP) today announced that it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a Shelf Registration for up to $345 million of securities, including debt securities.
NASDAQ: ARRY) today announced that it has filed a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
In Canada, where there is no current facility for filing omnibus shelf registration statements covering a combination of both equity and debt, the company is filing one shelf prospectus for a maximum of 10 million common shares and a separate shelf prospectus for a maximum of U.