DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 20FR12G'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) which is required when a non-U.S. company wishes to issue securities for purchase on U.S. exchanges. This form is also known as the Registration for a Class of Foreign Private Issues. Information required on Form 20FR12G includes domestic contact information, the company's name translated into English, the proposed exchange for trading and the title of the security.

BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form 20FR12G'

SEC Form 20FR12G is crucial for researching foreign-based investment opportunities, especially for companies that are smaller, less known or primarily covered in a foreign language. By reviewing the SEC Form 20FR12G, an investor can get a basic picture of a company's foreign ties, the nature of the security issued and investor contacts within the U.S.

Related Forms: SEC Forms 20-F and 20FR12B

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