SEC Amendments Expand Use Of Forms S-3 And F-3

Law360, New York (May 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted amendments to allow smaller public company issuers access to the public securities markets that have traditionally been limited to only the larger companies.

Prompted by a report issued by the SEC Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies (Advisory Committee), the SEC amended the eligibility requirements of registration statements on Form S-3 and Form F-3 to allow domestic and foreign private issuers to offer up to one-third of their public float in one or more direct offerings over a...
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