SEC Form DEFM14A

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DEFINITION of 'SEC Form DEFM14A'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that must be filed by or on behalf of a registrant when a shareholder vote is required on an issue related to a merger or acquisition. SEC Form DEFM14A 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; acquisition or disposition of property; amendment of charter, bylaws, or other documents; and other details.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form DEFM14A'

Form DEFM14A, which is also known as "definitive proxy statement relating to merger or acquisition", is required under Section 14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. This form is filed with the SEC when a definitive proxy statement is given to shareholders and helps the SEC ensure that shareholders' rights are upheld.

Related filings: SEC Form PREM14A

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