registration statement
registration statement n: a detailed public disclosure of the terms and conditions of a public offering of a new issue of stock by a corporation
◇ A registration statement is required by the Securities and Exchange Commission before new shares may be offered for sale to the public. It includes, among other things, information about a corporation's capital structure, its financial condition and operations, and the personal relationships of the directors and officers of the company to the issuer. A condensed version of the registration certificate serves as a prospectus.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

registration statement
n.
A document that companies selling securities must submit to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including information on the company’s finances, the nature of the business, the purpose of the securities offering, and the identities of the managers and major stockholders.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


registration statement
A detailed report to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by a corporation making an issuance of shares to be advertised and sold to the general public in more than one state, which must be approved by the SEC before it will approve the stock issuance.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

registration statement
A statement containing the prospectus that is required to be filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the public offer or sale of a security in the US. The form and content of a registration statement are prescribed by the US Securities Act of 1933 and SEC rules. Required disclosure includes all material information about the offering, the securities to be registered and the business and financial condition of the issuer.
For further information, see the SEC website: .
+registration statement
USA
In connection with a public offering of securities, an issuer must prepare a registration statement to give potential investors a reasonable basis upon which to make an investment decision. Rule 404(a) of the Securities Act states that a registration statement consists of the facing sheet of the applicable form; a prospectus containing the information required by Part I of the form; the information, list of exhibits, undertaking and signatures required to be set out in Part II of the form; financial statements and schedules; exhibits; any other information or documents filed as part of the registration statement; and all documents or information incorporated by reference in the foregoing (whether or not required to be filed). Form S-1 and Form S-3 are the most commonly used forms for registration statements. An issuer must also prepare and file a registration statement under the Exchange Act. An Exchange Act registration is a single registration of an entire class of securities (debt or equity). A Securities Act registration registers a certain number of a class of securities (debt or equity) for a particular public distribution.
For further information, see Practice Notes, Registration Statement: Form S-1 (www.practicallaw.com/0-381-0950), Registration Statement: Form S-3 (www.practicallaw.com/9-381-2600) and Registration Statement, Form 8-A (www.practicallaw.com/9-382-2519) and Selecting the Correct SEC Registration Form for US Issuers: Chart (www.practicallaw.com/6-381-8477).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

registration statement
n.
   a detailed report to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by a corporation making an issuance of shares to be advertised and sold to the general public in more than one state (in interstate commerce), which must be approved by the SEC before it will approve the stock issuance.
   See also: blue sky laws, prospectus

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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