In September 2020, the SEC amended Rule 15c2-11 to enhance the OTC Market’s efficiency and facilitate capital formation for issuers. We published an article outlining all the details here. OTC Markets lists a significant 11,000 stocks not listed on national exchanges. The market caters to almost all kinds of industries and companies in all phases.
On Sept. 16, 2020, the SEC adopted amendments to Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 directing broker-dealers not to publish security quotations in the absence of issuer’s current information, subject to certain exceptions. The amended rule enhances the efficiency of the OTC market and facilitates capital formation for issuers. Exchange Act Rule 15c2-11 is an essential component
On June 2, 2020, the Nasdaq Stock Market LLC filed a proposed rule change with the SEC to amend Rule IM-5101-1. The rule provides Nasdaq authority to deny or continue listing to a company but rules out certain factors. The proposed rule change will establish NASDAQ’s position related to quality audits’ importance by enhancing discretionary
Recently, due to COVID-19, exchange listed companies have been struggling to comply with rules set forth for timely administration of annual shareholder meetings and SEC filings. Considering these situations and the fact that many listed companies are facing the risk of not meeting the continued listing standards, the SEC and exchanges, including the NASDAQ, NYSE
On December 3, 2019, the SEC approved NASDAQ’s proposal on extending direct listings. This means that companies will now be able to directly list securities on NASDAQ’s “Nasdaq Global Market” and “Nasdaq Capital Market” in addition to “Nasdaq Global Select Market”, which was already eligible for direct listing. This is a significant change for smaller companies
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently released a sweeping proposal to amend Rule 15c2-11 and provide a pathway to de-list currently trading OTC securities that are delinquent in their financial reporting or are shell companies. This new rule will modernize the existing Rule, updating several areas including rules about issuers’ current information, the piggyback exception,