§ 240.16a-9Stock splits, stock dividends, and pro rata rights.
The following shall be exempt from section 16 of the Act:
(a) The increase or decrease in the number of securities held as a result of a stock split or stock dividend applying equally to all securities of a class, including a stock dividend in which equity securities of a different issuer are distributed; and
(b) The acquisition of rights, such as shareholder or pre-emptive rights, pursuant to a pro rata grant to all holders of the same class of equity securities registered under section 12 of the Act.
The exercise or sale of a pro rata right shall be reported pursuant to § 240.16a-4 and the exercise shall be eligible for exemption from section 16(b) of the Act pursuant to § 240.16b-6(b).
[56 FR 7265, Feb. 21, 1991, as amended at 61 FR 30393, June 14, 1996]
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