SEC Provides Guidance on COVID-19

The SEC issued guidance from its staff to assist public companies, investment companies, shareholders and other market participants affected by COVID-19 with their upcoming annual shareholder meetings. The guidance is designed to facilitate the ability of companies to hold these important meetings, including through the use of technology, and engage with shareholders while complying with the federal securities laws.

The SEC has indicated that it is also focused on:

  • Maintaining the continuity of SEC operations
  • Monitoring market functions and system risks
  • Providing prompt, targeted regulatory relief and guidance to issuers, exchanges and other registrants impacted by COVID-19, including in connection with the execution of their business continuity plans (BCPs)
  • Maintaining the SEC’s enforcement and investor protection efforts, particularly with regard to the protection of agency critical market systems and the most vulnerable investors

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