registration statement

   A report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by a corporation detailing a proposed issuance of shares to the general public in more than one state (in interstate commerce). The statement must be approved by the SEC before it will allow the share issuance. See prospectus.

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  • registration statement — Document required by the Securities Act of 1933 of most companies wishing to issue securities to the public or by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 of a company wishing to have its securities traded in public markets. The statement discloses… …   Black's law dictionary

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  • registration rights agreement — USA In an unregistered securities offering, an agreement between the issuer and the initial purchasers that creates an obligation for the issuer to register the securities being offered (whether equity or debt) at some time in the future (usually …   Law dictionary

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