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SEC offers relief, deadline extensions for hurricane victims

Joe Mont | October 2, 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission is providing regulatory relief to publicly traded companies, investment companies, accountants, transfer agents, municipal advisors and others affected by hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Hurricane Maria. 

“The loss of property, power, transportation, and mail delivery due to the hurricanes poses challenges for some individuals and entities that are required to provide information to the SEC and shareholders,” the Commission said in a Sept. 28 statement. It issued an order that conditionally exempts affected persons from certain requirements of the federal securities laws for periods following the weather events.

The Commission also adopted interim final temporary rules that extend the filing deadlines for specified reports and forms that companies must file pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation...

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