Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The SEC proposed rules to eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and general advertising in certain securities offerings. Under the proposed rules, which are mandated by the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, companies would be permitted to use general solicitation and general advertising to offer securities under Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Securities Act and Rule 144A of the Securities Act. (Download 33-9354)
The Commission will seek public comment on the proposed rules for 30 days. Shortly thereafter, the Commission will review the comments and determine whether to adopt the proposed rules.