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Division announcement regarding confidential submission of draft registration statements under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act

Division announcement regarding confidential submission of draft registration statements under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act


Pursuant to the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, an Emerging Growth Company (as defined in the Act) whose common equity securities have not been previously sold pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 may confidentially submit to the Commission a draft registration statement for confidential nonpublic review.  Until we fully implement a system that provides for electronic transmission and receipt of confidential submissions, we ask that you submit draft registration statements in a text searchable PDF file on a CD/DVD.  Alternatively, you may submit them in paper, and if you do, we ask that you not staple or bind them.  Please include a transmittal letter in which the company confirms its Emerging Growth Company status.

Please send one copy of your confidential draft registration statement to:

Draft Registration Statement
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C.  20549

Foreign private issuers eligible to submit draft registration statements as Emerging Growth Companies or eligible to follow the Division of Corporation Finance policy must submit their draft registration statements in the same format and to the same address provided above as the e-mail address previously available for these submissions is no longer active.

If you submit a draft registration statement, we will contact you to confirm receipt and advise you of the office to which we have assigned your submission for review. A registration fee is not required with a confidential draft registration statement. Please note that this submission is not a public filing and that a registration statement submitted through this process is not filed for purposes of Section 5 of the Securities Act of 1933.  

April 5, 2012

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