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Registration statement

A legal document filed with the SEC to register securities for public offering that details the purpose of the proposed public offering. The statement outlines financial details, a history of the company's operations and management, and other facts of importance to potential buyers. See: Registration.
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Registration Statement

A document filed with the SEC explaining a new offering of securities for public trade. A registration statement must contain a complete description of the security and the terms of the sales. It must also include applicable information about the issuer's financial situation and applicable risk factors. This is done to protect investors from fraud.
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registration statement

A document filed with the SEC containing detailed information about a firm that plans to sell securities to the public. Required data include financial statements, the reason for the issue, and details on the firm's business. Certain issues (such as under $500,000, intrastate sales only, private placements, and bank securities) are exempt from this requirement. See also deficiency letter, official statement, prospectus.
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Crude oil company Abraxas Petroleum (NasdaqCM:AXAS) stated on Thursday that it has filed up to USD200m in universal shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 as well as up to 25m acquisition shelf Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Additionally, the shelf registration statement on Form S-4, once declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, will allow the company to issue up to 25m shares of common stock in one or more acquisition transactions of assets, businesses or securities, by purchase, merger or any other form of business combination.
When the shelf registration statements become effective, they will enable a fund to sell common shares, from time to time, in one or more secondary offerings.
While there is normally a four-year statute of limitation, the agency says it doesn't apply if there isn't a seamless registration statement.
The company stated that each fund has filed the registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
Oil and natural gas company EXCO Resources Inc (NYSE:XCO) reported on Friday that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-3ASR with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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