DEFINITION of 'SEC Form DEFA14A'
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.
BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form DEFA14A'
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.