SEC Form 20FR12B

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 20FR12B'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is used to register the securities of a foreign company that wishes to trade on U.S. exchanges. This filing is also known as the Registration for a Class of Foreign Private Issues. Information required on this form includes U.S.-based investor relations contacts, an English translation of the company's name, the expected exchange of trading and a full security description.

BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form 20FR12B'

SEC Form 20FR12B is useful for gaining a better understanding of a foreign based company, especially for newer companies or those with limited English speaking media coverage. By examining SEC Form 20FR12B, an investor can get a basic picture of a company's foreign parent corporation, the nature of the securities issued and who to contact for more information.

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