Informal Corporate Disclosure Under Federal Securities Law 2009
Informal Corporate Disclosure Under Federal Securities Law, 2009 Editionexamines the regulation of informal disclosure -- e.g., press releases,speeches, analyst conference calls, webcasts, and investor roadshows -- asdistinguished from formal, highly structured disclosure in SEC filings. Thecoverage includes discussion of federal securities law, rules and courtdecisions; self-regulatory organization rules for listed companies, andstandards of practice prescribed by the National Investor RelationsInstitute (NIRI).This updated 2009 Edition includes:discussion of the SEC's recent guidance on the use of company web sites,including advice on the sufficiency of web site disclosure as a means ofdissemination under Regulation FD (see ¶1002)liability for hyperlinks to third-party information (see ¶1003)issues presented by the use of summaries and overviews (see ¶1004)concerns related to blogs and online discussion forums (see ¶1009)The new 2009 Edition also examines materiality principlesgoverning quantitative financial disclosures, specifically the recommendationsof the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting,or CIFiR (see ¶¶403 and 1102). In addition, the work covers recentSEC Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations on the Form 8-K reportingobligation triggered by disclosure of certain financial information (see¶1105). Finally, the 2009 Edition includes discussion ofnew NIRI standards for quarterly earnings releases (see ¶1103), thetext of selected portions of those standards (see Appendix), and a timelinefor preparing an earnings release (see Appendix).
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