SEC Form 8-A12B

DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 8-A12B'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that is required when a corporation wishes to issue certain classes of securities, including rights to buy such securities at a future date. This filing is also known as the Registration for Listing of a Security on a National Exchange Form. Included in SEC Form 8-A12B are details of the issuer and the security.

BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form 8-A12B'

SEC Form 8-A12B can be extremely useful to investors who are considering the purchase of preferred stock rights and other types of hybrid fixed-income securities. Since many of these securities are not regularly followed in the financial media, the best source for definitive information is often on the initial SEC registration statement.

Related Forms: SEC Forms 8-A12B/A, 8-A12G, 8-A12G/A