S-3 Filing


DEFINITION of 'S-3 Filing'

The most simplified registration form. It can only be used by companies that have been required to report under the '34 Act for a minimum of twelve months and have met the timely filing requirements set forth under Form S-2.


The offering and issuer must meet the eligibility tests prescribed by the form before having a secondary offering.

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