SEC Form 10-12B

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DEFINITION of 'SEC Form 10-12B'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also known as the Initial General Form for Registration of Securities, required when a public company issues a new class of stock through a spin-off. SEC Form 10-12B contains information about the original shares issued, the new shares affected and information about how and on which exchange the new shares will trade.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form 10-12B'

Spin-offs often leave many investors scratching their heads and wondering what exactly this new company does. Thankfully, SEC Form 10-12B usually contains a substantial information letter or "narrative" that outlines the reason for the spin-off, the potential strengths and weaknesses of the new company and the outlooks for new companies industry.

Related Forms: SEC Forms 10-12B/A, 10-12G, 10-12G/A

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