Notice to EDGAR Filers:
SEC Establishes New Website for Creating and Filing Ownership Forms
The SEC is pleased to announce the establishment on May 5, 2003 of a new internet website (https://www.onlineforms.edgarfiling.sec.gov) exclusively for the on-line creation and submission of Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Section 16(a) ownership reports (Forms 3, 4, and 5). We have designed the website to make it easier for individuals to satisfy the electronic filing obligations that will apply to them when electronic submission of these Forms is mandated on June 30, 2003.
Because of the changes that were made to the EDGAR system to accommodate the new website transmissions, private vendors will need to conform their specialized ownership submission software to the new configuration. The reduced content XML specifications are at http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/edgar85xmlspec.htm on our website. Instructions for using the new website system to submit filings are included in Volume III of the EDGAR Filer Manual, Version 8.5. Instructions for using the new website system to submit filings are included in Volume III of the EDGAR Filer Manual, Version 8.5. The manual is available on the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov/info/edgar/filermanual85.htm).
The new system is browser-based, provides for limited error checking of header information and allows for footnotes and exhibit attachments. The system also allows filers to print copies of the Form 3, 4, and 5 in the format currently used for paper submissions. The public will see the filings in this same format on the SEC's website (www.sec.gov), after the system accepts the submission.
Please send any comments or suggestions regarding the new website to the Office of EDGAR and Information Analysis in the Division of Corporation Finance. The Office telephone number is (202) 942-2940 and its FAX number is (202) 942-9542.