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Quiet period

Time period an issuer is "in registration" with the SEC and may not promote its forthcoming issue.
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Quiet Period

1. A time during which the issuer is not allowed to promote a new issue. The quiet period begins on the filing date when the issuer registers the security with the SEC and ends 25 days after the security is actually issued.

2. A time during which a company's employees may not change the portfolios of their retirement plans. This usually occurs when the company sponsoring the plans is making some administrative changes. It is more commonly called a lockdown.
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quiet period

1. The period of time during which a security issue is in registration and the issuer is not permitted to promote the issue. The quiet period begins during the filing period and ends 25 days after the security begins trading.
2. See lockdown.
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