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.
A Registration Statement on Form S-1 was filed because the late filing of the MGIC's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2007 precluded the use of short-form registration statements which can be used to sell securities immediately on filing with the SEC.
The new S-3 will become effective as soon as possible after September 15, 1998, the first date of eligibility for the Company to use this short-form registration statement.