SB-1 and SB-2 Registration Statements and Regulation A Materials To Be Filed in Washington, D.C.
As of January 21, 1997, registrants must file their Forms
SB-1 and SB-2 registration statements and Regulation A materials
at the Commission's Headquarters in Washington, D.C., rather than
in the Commission's Regional Offices. See
Release No. 33-7373
(December 16, 1996) amending Forms SB-1, SB-2, and Regulation A
as to the appropriate place for filing. Regulation S-T also was
revised to reflect this change. Consequently, all Forms SB-1 and
SB-2 will be required to be filed via the Commission's Electronic
Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval ("EDGAR") system rather
than in paper (as was previously allowed for Regional Office
filings). In order to allow small businesses time to prepare for
this change, Forms SB-1 and SB-2 relating only to initial public
offerings may be filed in paper at the Commission's Headquarters
until May 5, 1997. On or after May 5, 1997, these filings must
be made via EDGAR absent a hardship exemption. Regulation A
filings will continue to be made in paper.
For Further Information, Contact: Barbara C. Jacobs or James R. Budge,
Division of Corporation Finance, at (202) 942-2950.