SEC amends the definition of smaller reporting company

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Jun 28, 2018

On June 28, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved a new rule that amends the definition of a “smaller reporting company” to expand the number of companies that qualify for this classification and are therefore able to take advantage of the scaled disclosures in Regulation S-X and Regulation S-K that apply to such companies.

Under the final rule, smaller reporting companies “include registrants with a public float of less than $250 million, as well as registrants with annual revenues of less than $100 million for the previous year and either no public float or a public float of less than $700 million.” In view of this new definition of smaller reporting company, the final rule also revises other definitions, such as those for “accelerated filer” and “large accelerated filer,” in an effort to “preserve the existing thresholds in those definitions.”

Review the press release and final rule on the SEC’s website.

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