Title

New SEC Relief for Some Companies That May Lose WKSI Status
Client Newsflash

Created date

1/9/2009

Due to continuing equity market turmoil, many companies are at risk of losing the ability to issue securities off of an automatic shelf registration statement. When a company files its annual report on Form 10-K or Form 20-F, a new determination date for well-known seasoned issuer (WKSI) status is triggered. To remain eligible to use an existing automatic shelf, the company’s worldwide equity float must equal or exceed $700 million, excluding shares held by affiliates, at a point during the preceding 60 days.