Securities Registration Post-Effective Period - Explained
Post-Effective Period Limitations on Securities Issuers
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Table of ContentsWhat is an issuer allowed to do during the Post-Effective Period?Discussion QuestionAcademic Research
What is an issuer allowed to do during the Post-Effective Period?
During the Post-Effective Period, the issuer can begin selling securities. The issuer must still deliver a statutorily prescribed prospectus to offerees. Additional rules benefiting WKSIs exist during this stage that allow for an automatic shelf registration. Shelf registration is the pre-registration of securities that will not be issued until a later date. This can be useful when the business plans for multiple stages of funding over a period of time.
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- Securities Act of 1933
- What is an Offer to Sell securities?
- Who are the parties regulated in an offer to sell securities?
- What are the primary disclosure documents required in an offer to sell securities?
- Red Herring Prospectus (Securities) Definition
- Registration of Securities
- What is an issuer allowed to do at each stage of the registration process?
- How are issuers classified for purposes of the registration and offering process?
- What is an issuer allowed to do during the Pre-filing Period?
- What are the limitations on the issuer during the Post-filing, Waiting Period?
- What is an issuer allowed to do during the Post-Effective Period?
- What is an Emerging-Growth Company?
- What type of information must an issuer disclose?
- What laws govern the mechanics of disclosure in a securities offering?
- Deficiency Letter (Securities Law)
Why do you think the securities laws are less restrictive on communications by issuers following the post-effective period? Should there be any continued regulation (beyond the requirement to provide purchasers with a prospectus) following the post-effective date?