SEC Extends Conditional Exemptions

SEC Extends Conditional Exemptions From Reporting and Proxy Delivery Requirements for Public Companies, Funds, and Investment Advisers Affected By Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Division of Corporation Finance Issues Related Disclosure and Other Guidance. … SEC Continues to Closely Monitor Impact of Coronavirus on Investors and Capital Markets

Washington DC (STL.News) Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is extending the filing periods covered by its previously enacted conditional reporting relief for certain public company filing obligations under the federal securities laws, and that it is also extending regulatory relief previously provided to funds and investment advisers whose operations may be affected by COVID-19.  In addition, the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued today its current views regarding disclosure considerations and other securities law matters related to COVID-19.

“Health and safety continue to be our first priority,” said SEC Chairman Jay Clayton.  “These actions provide temporary, targeted relief to issuers, investment funds and investment advisers affected by COVID-19.  At the same time, we encourage public companies to provide current and forward-looking information to their investors and, in these uncertain times, companies are reminded that they can take steps to avail themselves of the safe harbor in Section 21E of the Exchange Act for forward-looking statements.”

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