DEFINITION of 'Schedule TO-C'

Schedule TO-C is filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) when any written communications take place relating to a tender offer. Schedule TO-C is a subset of the TO schedule filings. TO stands for "tender offer." There are many types of filings that must/can take place when a company is engaging in a tender offer. First, the Schedule TO must be filed. There are also schedules TO-I, that contains issuer information; and TO-T (if applicable) which contains third party information. Schedule TO-C must be filed when written communications are produced and distributed relating to the tender offer.  The tender offer may be either an issuer or a third party tender offer. Schedule TO-C also requires the calculation of the filing fee.

BREAKING DOWN 'Schedule TO-C'

Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) Schedule TO-C must be filed when written communications relating to a tender offer are drafted and distributed. A tender offer is a public offer to buy all or some of the shares in a corporation from the existing shareholders. The offer may be made by the company itself or by interested outside third parties.

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