SEC Form DEFA14A

A A A

DEFINITION

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that must be filed by or on behalf of a registrant when the registrant wants to provide additional materials related to an upcoming required shareholder vote. SEC Form DEFA14A should provide security holders with sufficient information to allow them to make an informed vote at an upcoming security holders' meeting or to authorize a proxy to vote on their behalf. It includes information about the date, time and place of the meeting of security holders; revocability of proxy; dissenter's right of appraisal; persons making the solicitation; direct or indirect interest of certain persons in matters to be acted upon; modification or exchange of securities; financial statements; voting procedures; and other details.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS

Form DEFA14A, which is also known as "additional proxy soliciting materials - definitive", is required under Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This form is filed with the SEC when additional definitive proxy materials are given to shareholders and helps the SEC ensure that shareholders' rights are upheld.


RELATED TERMS
  1. SEC Form DEFS14A

    A now-obsolete filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that ...
  2. SEC Form DFRN14A

    A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) used by non-management ...
  3. Security

    A financial instrument that represents: an ownership position in a publicly-traded ...
  4. Proxy Statement

    A document containing the information that a company is required by the SEC ...
  5. Securities Exchange Act Of 1934

    The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was created to provide governance of securities ...
  6. Registration

    1. The process by which a company files required documents with the Securities ...
  7. Proxy Materials

    Documents regulated by the Securities & Exchange Commission in which a public ...
  8. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis ...

    The electronic filing system created by the Securities and Exchange Commission ...
  9. Proxy

    1. An agent legally authorized to act on behalf of another party. Shareholders ...
  10. Securities And Exchange Commission ...

    A government commission created by Congress to regulate the securities markets ...
Related Articles
  1. SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know
    Investing Basics

    SEC Filings: Forms You Need To Know

  2. Policing The Securities Market: An Overview ...
    Investing Basics

    Policing The Securities Market: An Overview ...

  3. Where can I find a company's annual ...
    Investing

    Where can I find a company's annual ...

  4. What happens to the fines collected ...
    Investing

    What happens to the fines collected ...

  5. Who's Looking Out For Investors?
    Personal Finance

    Who's Looking Out For Investors?

  6. The SEC’s EDGAR System: Use It Fearlessly!
    Investing Basics

    The SEC’s EDGAR System: Use It Fearlessly!

  7. How The SEC Places Rules On Penny Stocks
    Investing Basics

    How The SEC Places Rules On Penny Stocks

  8. How The IRS Became So Essential (And ...
    Taxes

    How The IRS Became So Essential (And ...

  9. When, Why And How To File A Complaint ...
    Credit & Loans

    When, Why And How To File A Complaint ...

  10. How does gun control policy affect the ...
    Active Trading Fundamentals

    How does gun control policy affect the ...

comments powered by Disqus
Hot Definitions
  1. Amplitude

    The difference in price from the midpoint of a trough to the midpoint of a peak of a security. Amplitude is positive when calculating a bullish retracement (when calculating from trough to peak) and negative when calculating a bearish retracement (when calculating from peak to trough).
  2. Ascending Triangle

    A bullish chart pattern used in technical analysis that is easily recognizable by the distinct shape created by two trendlines. In an ascending triangle, one trendline is drawn horizontally at a level that has historically prevented the price from heading higher, while the second trendline connects a series of increasing troughs.
  3. National Best Bid and Offer - NBBO

    A term applying to the SEC requirement that brokers must guarantee customers the best available ask price when they buy securities and the best available bid price when they sell securities.
  4. Maintenance Margin

    The minimum amount of equity that must be maintained in a margin account. In the context of the NYSE and FINRA, after an investor has bought securities on margin, the minimum required level of margin is 25% of the total market value of the securities in the margin account.
  5. Leased Bank Guarantee

    A bank guarantee that is leased to a third party for a specific fee. The issuing bank will conduct due diligence on the creditworthiness of the customer looking to secure a bank guarantee, then lease a guarantee to that customer for a set amount of money and over a set period of time, typically less than two years.
  6. Degree Of Financial Leverage - DFL

    A ratio that measures the sensitivity of a company’s earnings per share (EPS) to fluctuations in its operating income, as a result of changes in its capital structure. Degree of Financial Leverage (DFL) measures the percentage change in EPS for a unit change in earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT).
Trading Center