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Plain English Initiative

  • Updated Staff Legal Bulletin from the Division of Corporation Finance: Plain English Disclosure An updated guide to the plain English rule and amendments that apply to public companies filing with the Division of Corporation Finance. June 7, 1999. [Updated Staff Legal Bulletin No. 7 (CF)] (File name: cfslb7a.htm)

  • A Plain English Handbook: How to Create Clear SEC Disclosure Documents (News Story (revised), August 20, 1998; File name: handbook.htm)

  • Final Rule: Plain English Disclosure. January 28, 1998. Effective Date: October 1, 1998. [Release No. 33-7497; File No. S7-3-97] (File name: 33-7497.txt; NOTE: Additional materials are available for this release: Appendix A, Appendix B)


Modified: 11/30/2000