DEFINITION of 'SEC Form U-57'
A notification to the Securities and Exchange Commission of status as a foreign utility company. The SEC Form U-57 contains the name and address of the company and a basic description of the facilities, as well as the names and interests of any party that holds more than 5% of any class of voting securities in the company. The name of any domestic company associated with the foreign entity must be listed as well.
BREAKING DOWN 'SEC Form U-57'
Form U-57 was filed under section 33(a) of the Public Utility Company Holding Act of 1935. This form was used to allow the SEC to monitor the foreign holdings of utility companies. However, this form is now obsolete.