DEFINITION of 'SEC Form DEFN14A'
A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that must be filed by or on behalf of non-management not in connection with contested solicitations when a shareholder vote is required. SEC Form DEFN14A 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; other details.
BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form DEFN14A'
Form DEFN14A 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.