SEC Regulation A+ Meeting Addressing Emerging Companies

Regulation A+ Lawyer

On July 14, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) announced the agenda for its July 19 meeting of its Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.  The SEC Committee will focus on the first year of Regulation A+, recommendations related to the definition of an “accredited investor,” and the Commission’s recent proposal to amend the definition of “smaller reporting company.” The SEC’s meeting on July 19 will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the SEC’s headquarters at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., and is open to the public.  It will be webcast live on the SEC’s website and archived on the website for later viewing.

The committee provides a formal mechanism for the SEC to receive advice and recommendations on privately held small businesses and publicly traded companies with a market capitalization less than $250 million. Members of the public who wish to provide their views on the matters to be considered by the committee may submit comments electronically or on paper.  Electronic submissions should be submitted to the SEC’s Internet submission form or by e-mail to [email protected].

The Agenda includes:

  • “Accredited Investor” Definition Recommendation
  • Regulation A+ Update and Review
  • Update from SEC Division of Corporation Finance staff on the usage of Regulation A+ in its first year
  • Presentation from Paul Elio, CEO and Chairman of Elio Motors Inc., a company that conducted a Regulation A+ offering
  • OTC Markets Group regarding secondary trading of Regulation A+ shares
  • SEC Proposal to Amend the “Smaller Reporting Company” Definition
  • Briefing from SEC Division of Corporation Finance staff to amend the “Smaller Reporting Company” Definition

For further information about this securities law blog  post, please contact Brenda Hamilton, Securities Attorney at 101 Plaza Real S, Suite 202 N, Boca Raton, Florida, (561) 416-8956, by email at [email protected] or visit This securities law blog post is provided as a general informational service to clients and friends of Hamilton & Associates Law Group and should not be construed as, and does not constitute legal advice on any specific matter, nor does this message create an attorney-client relationship.  Please note that the prior results discussed herein do not guarantee similar outcomes.

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