Saturday, July 6, 2013

SEC To Hold Open Meeting to Consider the Elimination of the Prohibition Against General Solicitation and Advertising For Rule 506 and Rule 144A Offerings

The Securities and Exchange Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., in the Auditorium, Room L-002. (SEC’s main offices, 100 F Street, NE, Washington, DC.)

The Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings conducted pursuant to Rule 506 of Regulation D under the Securities Act and Rule 144A under the Securities Act, as mandated by Section 201(a) of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act.

The Commission will also consider whether to propose amendments to Regulation D, Form D and Rule 156 under the Securities Act. The proposed amendments are intended to enhance the Commission’s ability to evaluate changes in the market and to address the development of practices in Rule 506 offerings.

Finally, the Commission will consider whether to adopt amendments to disqualify securities offerings involving certain “felons and other ‘bad actors’” from reliance on the exemption from Securities Act registration pursuant to Rule 506 as mandated by Section 926 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

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