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Glossary Term: REGISTRATION

Definition(s) for REGISTRATION:


1. ) refers to the the process of filing the necessary documentation with the appropriate authorities for an offering of securities to the public, and having this registration approved or declared effective. In Europe, filing is generally made with the stock market(s) on which the stock is to be traded, as well as with the competent authorities for such filings in the home country of the stock market(s). In the USA, the registration statement is filed with the SEC, which also declares it effective.

2. ) Before a public offering may be made of new securities by a company, the securities must be registered under the Securities Act of 1933. A registration statement is filed with the SEC by the issuer. It must disclose pertinent information relating to the company's operations, securities, management and purpose of the public offering. Before a security may be admitted to dealings on a national security exchange, it must be registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The application for registration must be filed with the exchange and the SEC by the company issuing the securities.

3. ) The social security number or employer identification number, names, and addresses appearing on the face of a bond. Also referred to as Inscription.On paper savings bonds issued or replaced on or after August 1, 2006, the first five digits of the Social Security number or Employer Identification number will be masked and replaced with asterisks. This is being done to protect your privacy and to prevent the information from being used for identity theft.


See Also:
REGISTRATION STATEMENT, REGISTRATION RIGHTS, SHELF REGISTRATION, CENTRAL REGISTRATION DEPOSITORY (CRD), REGISTRATION FEE


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