SEC Adopts Rules Requiring Payment Disclosures by Resource Extraction Issuers

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SEC Adopts Rules Requiring Payment Disclosures by Resource Extraction Issuers

Disclosing Payments by Issuers Engaged in Resource Extraction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2012-164
Washington, D.C., Aug. 22, 2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted rules mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requiring resource extraction issuers to disclose certain payments made to the U.S. government or foreign governments.

The regulatory reform law directed the Commission to issue these rules requiring companies engaged in the development of oil, natural gas, or minerals to disclose the information annually by filing a new form with the SEC called Form SD.

A resource extraction issuer is required to comply with the new rules for fiscal years ending after Sept. 30, 2013. The form must be filed with the SEC no later than 150 days after the end of its fiscal year.

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