17 CFR 230.163A - Exemption from section 5(c) of the Act for certain communications made by or on behalf of issuers more than 30 days before a registration statement is filed.

§ 230.163A Exemption from section 5(c) of the Act for certain communications made by or on behalf of issuers more than 30 days before a registration statement is filed.
Preliminary Note to § 230.163A.

Attempted compliance with this section does not act as an exclusive election and the issuer also may claim the availability of any other applicable exemption or exclusion. Reliance on this section does not affect the availability of any other exemption or exclusion from the requirements of section 5 of the Act.

(a) Except as excluded pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section, in all registered offerings by issuers, any communication made by or on behalf of an issuer more than 30 days before the date of the filing of the registration statement that does not reference a securities offering that is or will be the subject of a registration statement shall not constitute an offer to sell, offer for sale, or offer to buy the securities being offered under the registration statement for purposes of section 5(c) of the Act, provided that the issuer takes reasonable steps within its control to prevent further distribution or publication of such communication during the 30 days immediately preceding the date of filing the registration statement.

(b) The exemption in paragraph (a) of this section shall not be available with respect to the following communications:

(1) Communications relating to business combination transactions that are subject to Rule 165 ( § 230.165) or Rule 166 ( § 230.166);

(2) Communications made in connection with offerings registered on Form S-8 ( § 239.16b of this chapter), other than by well-known seasoned issuers;

(3) Communications in offerings of securities of an issuer that is, or during the past three years was (or any of whose predecessors during the last three years was):

(i) A blank check company as defined in Rule 419(a)(2) ( § 230.419(a)(2));

(ii) A shell company, other than a business combination related shell company, each as defined in Rule 405 ( § 230.405); or

(iii) An issuer for an offering of penny stock as defined in Rule 3a51-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ( § 240.3a51-1 of this chapter); or

(4) Communications made by an issuer that is:

(i) An investment company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 ( 15 U.S.C. 80a-1et seq.); or

(ii) A business development company as defined in section 2(a)(48) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 ( 15 U.S.C. 80a-2(a)(48)).

(c) For purposes of this section, a communication is made by or on behalf of an issuer if the issuer or an agent or representative of the issuer, other than an offering participant who is an underwriter or dealer, authorizes or approves the communication before it is made.

(d) A communication exempt from section 5(c) of the Act pursuant to this section will not be considered to be in connection with a securities offering registered under the Securities Act for purposes of Rule 100(b)(2)(iv) of Regulation FD under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ( § 243.100(b)(2)(iv) of this chapter).

[ 70 FR 44806, Aug. 3, 2005]

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

§ 77b - Definitions; promotion of efficiency, competition, and capital formation

§ 77b note - Definitions; promotion of efficiency, competition, and capital formation

§ 77c - Classes of securities under this subchapter

§ 77d - Exempted transactions

§ 77d note - Exempted transactions

§ 77f - Registration of securities

§ 77g - Information required in registration statement

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

§ 77j - Information required in prospectus

§ 77r - Exemption from State regulation of securities offerings

§ 77s - Special powers of Commission

§ 77z-3 - General exemptive authority

§ 77sss - Rules, regulations, and orders

§ 78c - Definitions and application

§ 78d - Securities and Exchange Commission

§ 78j - Manipulative and deceptive devices

§ 78l - Registration requirements for securities

§ 78m - Periodical and other reports

§ 78n - Proxies

§ 78o - Registration and regulation of brokers and dealers

§ 78t - Liability of controlling persons and persons who aid and abet violations

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

§ 78ll - Requirements for the EDGAR system

§ 78mm - General exemptive authority

15 U.S. Code § 78o–7 - Registration of nationally recognized statistical rating organizations

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

15 U.S. Code § 80a–24 - Registration of securities under Securities Act of 1933

15 U.S. Code § 80a–28 - Face-amount certificate companies

§ 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–37 - Rules, regulations, and orders

Statutes at Large

Title 17 published on 05-Jun-2018 04:15

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 17 CFR Part 230 after this date.

  • 2018-06-11; vol. 83 # 112 - Monday, June 11, 2018
    1. 83 FR 26891 - Request for Comment on Fund Retail Investor Experience and Disclosure
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      17 CFR Parts 210, 229, 230, 232, 240, 270, and 274