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Glossary Term: PROSPECTUS

Definition(s) for PROSPECTUS:


1. ) refers to a printed document that summarizes a corporation's registration statement for a new issue of non-exempt securities that was filed with the SEC. It details material information about the corporation and the security being issued. A prospectus must be given to all buyers and potential buyers of the new issue.

2. ) The issuer must provide according to SEC regulations, the official documents to potential purchasers of a new securities issue. It highlights the much longer registration statement filed with the Commission that gives information on the financial well being of the issuer and the specifics of the issue itself. Potential investors can consult this information before buying.

3. ) Document which a company is required by law to produce if it is offering its shares to the public.

4. )  When a company applies for a listing of its securities which are to be offered to the public in the UK, a prospectus is required in accordance with the UKLA’s Listing Rules, detailing information on the company, its accounts, directors and its securities.


See Also:
FINAL PROSPECTUS, PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS, PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT


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