Short-Form Registration

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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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Moreover, a company that has been public for at least 12 months and meets other requirements is eligible to register shares for a follow-on offering using a short form registration statement.
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The company is now eligible to use short form registration statements for its employee stock plans.