SEC Form F-6

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DEFINITION of 'SEC Form F-6'

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) required for the registration of certain securities by foreign issuers. SEC Form F-6 is used to register shares represented by American depositary receipts (ADRs) issued by a depositary against the deposit of the securities of a foreign issuer.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'SEC Form F-6'

Form F-6 is also known as the Registration Statement under the Securities Act of 1933 for depositary shares evidenced by American depositary receipts.

This act, often referred to as the "truth in securities" law, requires that these registration forms, providing essential facts, are filed to disclose important information upon registration of a company's securities. This helps the SEC achieve the objectives of this act - requiring investors to receive significant information regarding securities offered and prohibiting fraud in the sale of the offered securities.

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