Republication of Commission Orders Revoking Exchange Act Registration and Stop Orders Under the Securities Act on EDGAR
On Thursday, April 19, 2012, the SEC staff will begin to republish through the EDGAR system Commission orders pursuant to Exchange Act Section 12(j) revoking a company’s Exchange Act registration and Commission stop orders pursuant to Securities Act Section 8. Although these orders are public and are currently posted on the SEC web site as administrative orders, they have not been part of the EDGAR database. The staff will begin republishing the most recently issued orders and finish with Commission orders from 2004. We will publish new orders as they are issued.
The advantage of this republication is that the public may view the orders in the context of a company’s filing history. In addition, when we republish a Commission order revoking Exchange Act registration on EDGAR, we will modify the company information at the top of a company’s EDGAR search results to include the phrase “This company’s Exchange Act registration has been revoked.” The order will appear in the company’s filing history as the document type “REVOKED.” Stop orders will appear in the company’s filing history as the document type “STOP ORDER.”
If you are unsure about a company’s registration status, you should also review the Commission’s administrative orders and the Division of Enforcement’s “Releases Related to Delinquent Filers” page on the Commission’s web site.
April 18, 2012