On August 31, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that, effective October 1, the fees that public companies and other issuers pay to register their securities with the SEC will increase from $100.70 per million dollars of securities registered to $115.90 per million dollars of securities, an increase of approximately 15 percent. This increase in the SEC registration statement filing fee follows a decrease in the filing fee from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal year 2016 of approximately 13 percent. This fee rate adjustment applies to the filing fee under Section 6(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 applicable to the registration of securities, the filing fee under Section 13(e) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) applicable to the repurchase of securities, and the filing fee under Section 14(g) of the Exchange Act applicable to proxy solicitations and statements in corporate control transactions.

For the SEC’s fee rate advisory, click here.

For the SEC’s order setting the registration fees, click here.