registration statement


: a detailed public disclosure of the terms and conditions of a public offering of a new issue of stock by a corporation

Note: A registration statement is required by the Securities and Exchange Commission before new shares may be offered for sale to the public. It includes, among other things, information about a corporation's capital structure, its financial condition and operations, and the personal relationships of the directors and officers of the company to the issuer. A condensed version of the registration certificate serves as a prospectus.

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“Registration statement.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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