17 CFR 229.1014 - (Item 1014) Fairness of the going-private transaction.

§ 229.1014 (Item 1014) Fairness of the going-private transaction.

(a)Fairness. State whether the subject company or affiliate filing the statement reasonably believes that the Rule 13e-3 transaction is fair or unfair to unaffiliated security holders. If any director dissented to or abstained from voting on the Rule 13e-3 transaction, identify the director, and indicate, if known, after making reasonable inquiry, the reasons for the dissent or abstention.

(b)Factors considered in determining fairness. Discuss in reasonable detail the material factors upon which the belief stated in paragraph (a) of this section is based and, to the extent practicable, the weight assigned to each factor. The discussion must include an analysis of the extent, if any, to which the filing person's beliefs are based on the factors described in Instruction 2 of this section, paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) of this section and Item 1015 of Regulation M-A (§ 229.1015).

(c)Approval of security holders. State whether or not the transaction is structured so that approval of at least a majority of unaffiliated security holders is required.

(d)Unaffiliated representative. State whether or not a majority of directors who are not employees of the subject company has retained an unaffiliated representative to act solely on behalf of unaffiliated security holders for purposes of negotiating the terms of the Rule 13e-3 transaction and/or preparing a report concerning the fairness of the transaction.

(e)Approval of directors. State whether or not the Rule 13e-3 transaction was approved by a majority of the directors of the subject company who are not employees of the subject company.

(f)Other offers. If any offer of the type described in paragraph (viii) of Instruction 2 to this section has been received, describe the offer and state the reasons for its rejection.

Instructions to Item 1014: 1. A statement that the issuer or affiliate has no reasonable belief as to the fairness of the Rule 13e-3 transaction to unaffiliated security holders will not be considered sufficient disclosure in response to paragraph (a) of this section.

2. The factors that are important in determining the fairness of a transaction to unaffiliated security holders and the weight, if any, that should be given to them in a particular context will vary. Normally such factors will include, among others, those referred to in paragraphs (c), (d) and (e) of this section and whether the consideration offered to unaffiliated security holders constitutes fair value in relation to:

(i) Current market prices;

(ii) Historical market prices;

(iii) Net book value;

(iv) Going concern value;

(v) Liquidation value;

(vi) Purchase prices paid in previous purchases disclosed in response to Item 1002(f) of Regulation M-A ( § 229.1002(f));

(vii) Any report, opinion, or appraisal described in Item 1015 of Regulation M-A ( § 229.1015); and

(viii) Firm offers of which the subject company or affiliate is aware made by any unaffiliated person, other than the filing persons, during the past two years for:

(A) The merger or consolidation of the subject company with or into another company, or vice versa;

(B) The sale or other transfer of all or any substantial part of the assets of the subject company; or

(C) A purchase of the subject company's securities that would enable the holder to exercise control of the subject company.

3. Conclusory statements, such as “The Rule 13e-3 transaction is fair to unaffiliated security holders in relation to net book value, going concern value and future prospects of the issuer” will not be considered sufficient disclosure in response to paragraph (b) of this section.

This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE

§ 77e - Prohibitions relating to interstate commerce and the mails

§ 77f - Registration of securities

§ 77g - Information required in registration statement

§ 77h - Taking effect of registration statements and amendments thereto

§ 77j - Information required in prospectus

§ 77k - Civil liabilities on account of false registration statement

§ 77s - Special powers of Commission

15 U.S. Code § 77z–2 - Application of safe harbor for forward-looking statements

15 U.S. Code § 77z–3 - General exemptive authority

§ 77aa - Schedule of information required in registration statement

§ 77ddd - Exempted securities and transactions

§ 77eee - Securities required to be registered under Securities Act

§ 77ggg - Qualification of indentures covering securities not required to be registered

§ 77hhh - Integration of procedure with Securities Act and other Acts

§ 77iii - Effective time of qualification

§ 77jjj - Eligibility and disqualification of trustee

§ 77nnn - Reports by obligor; evidence of compliance with indenture provisions

§ 77sss - Rules, regulations, and orders

§ 78c - Definitions and application

§ 78i - Manipulation of security prices

§ 78j - Manipulative and deceptive devices

15 U.S. Code § 78j–3 - Compensation committees

§ 78l - Registration requirements for securities

§ 78m - Periodical and other reports

§ 78n - Proxies

15 U.S. Code § 78n–1 - Shareholder approval of executive compensation

§ 78o - Registration and regulation of brokers and dealers

15 U.S. Code § 78u–5 - Application of safe harbor for forward-looking statements

§ 78w - Rules, regulations, and orders; annual reports

§ 78ll - Requirements for the EDGAR system

§ 78mm - General exemptive authority

15 U.S. Code § 80a–8 - Registration of investment companies

15 U.S. Code § 80a–9 - Ineligibility of certain affiliated persons and underwriters

15 U.S. Code § 80a–20 - Proxies; voting trusts; circular ownership

15 U.S. Code § 80a–29 - Reports and financial statements of investment companies and affiliated persons

15 U.S. Code § 80a–30 - Accounts and records

15 U.S. Code § 80a–31 - Accountants and auditors

15 U.S. Code § 80a–37 - Rules, regulations, and orders

15 U.S. Code § 80a–38 - Procedure for issuance of rules and regulations

15 U.S. Code § 80a–39 - Procedure for issuance of orders

15 U.S. Code § 80b–11 - Rules, regulations, and orders of Commission

§ 7201 - Definitions

§ 7202 - Commission rules and enforcement


Title 17 published on 16-Dec-2017 03:45

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 17 CFR Part 229 after this date.

  • 2017-12-14; vol. 82 # 239 - Thursday, December 14, 2017
    1. 82 FR 58731 - Compliance Date for Form 10-D Hyperlink Requirements
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      Notification of compliance date.
      The compliance date with respect to any Form 10-D that will require hyperlinks to any exhibits filed with Form ABS-EE is June 1, 2018.
      17 CFR Parts 229, 232, 239 and 249