SEC rules under Regulation 13D-G require beneficial owners of more than 5% of a class of voting equity securities registered under Exchange Act Section 12 to report their ownership on either a Schedule 13D or a Schedule 13G. Among the most noteworthy aspects of the SEC’s proposal, the amended rules would accelerate the deadlines for initial and amended Schedule 13D and Schedule 13G filings. The proposed amendments would also deem holders of certain cash-settled derivative securities to be beneficial owners of the reference equity securities and would modify the operation of reporting requirements applicable to “groups” under Sections 13(d)(3) and 13(g)(3) of the Exchange Act.
The SEC’s release (No. 33-11030) describing the proposed amendments can be viewed here. The comment period will be open until April 11.
Authored by Alan Dye (co-editor), Richard Parrino (co-editor), Tiffany Posil, Alex Bahn, Kevin Greenslade, and Gibby Wagner.