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Draft Registration Statements Required to Be Submitted and Filed Using EDGAR Beginning October 15, 2012

Oct. 11, 2012

On September 26, 2012, we announced that EDGAR had been updated to allow certain Emerging Growth Companies and foreign private issuers to submit draft registration statements for non-public review. We stated that filing on EDGAR would be voluntary for a brief period until the EDGAR Filer Manual for EDGAR Release 12.2 became effective.

Today we announce that the Commission recently adopted the revised EDGAR Filer Manual for Release 12.2. The revised Filer Manual will become effective when the Commission release adopting it is published in the Federal Register. The Office of the Federal Register has advised us that it will publish the release on October 15, 2012. Consequently, beginning October 15, 2012, draft registration statements and amendments as well as related correspondence must be submitted or filed via the EDGAR system. Going forward, we will deliver comment letters related to draft registration statements following our normal procedures unless an issuer requests otherwise.

We previously posted instructions on how to use EDGAR to submit or file draft registration statements.

Companies that have already submitted a draft registration statement using the secure email system should comply with the instructions previously provided to them by letter about how to transition to the EDGAR system (also posted here).

October 11, 2012

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