DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 8A12BEF'
This form concerns the registration of listed debt securities (bonds) pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. SEC Form 8A12BEF is to become effective automatically upon filing.
BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form 8A12BEF'
Rule 12(b)-3 states that when an issuer files for registration of debt securities, the issuer must provide the following: the rate of interest, the date of maturity, the priority of the bond in the corporate structure, whether payment of principal and interest is contingent and if the bond is convertible into other securities.