Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations

On August 20, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (the staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission released several new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) relating to interactive data/eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), with a focus on items relating to Inline XBRL format requirements.
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On July 31, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance (the Staff) of the Securities and Exchange Commission released two new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs), in the Proxy Rules and Schedules 14A/14C section, providing guidance on the use of Notices of Exempt Solicitation.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance recently issued new compliance and disclosure interpretations (C&DIs) related to so-called “Regulation A+” and Regulation Crowdfunding promulgated under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The C&DIs pertaining to Regulation Crowdfunding were issued on the same day as the SEC’s announcement of the adoption of technical amendments to the JOBS Act Rules, including amendments to increase the amount of money companies can raise through crowdfunding (as discussed in the April 7 edition of Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest).
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On November 18, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued seven new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs): 1) two new C&DIs with respect to the tender offer rules under Section 14(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and Regulation 14D; and 2) five new C&DIs with respect to the tender offer rules under Section 14(e) of the Exchange Act and Regulation 14E.

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On November 17, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission issued four new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs), three of which relate to offerings under Regulation A and one of which relates to offerings under Regulation D under the US Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities Act”).
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On October 19, the staff of the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Staff) issued one new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation (C&DI) and two revised C&DIs. Revised C&DI 271.04 and new C&DI 271.24 relate to exempt offerings and sales of securities under Rule 701 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act), while revised C&DI 532.06 addresses the holding period for restricted securities under Rule 144(d).
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On October 18, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance (Division) issued five new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) with respect to Item 402(u) of Regulation S-K, the rule that requires a registrant to disclose the ratio of its principal executive officer’s total annual compensation to the total annual compensation of their median employee (the “Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule”).
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On June 23, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance issued new Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations (C&DIs) relating to the recently expanded Regulation A, commonly referred to as “Regulation A+”. Regulation A+, which was promulgated under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act), permits eligible issuers to offer up to $50 million of their securities within any 12-month period in quasi-public offerings. As noted in the June 19 edition of the Corporate & Financial Weekly Digest, Regulation A+ became effective on June 19.
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