Securities


SECURITIES

The SEC issues staff legal bulletin no. 14, Shareholder Proposals, to address issues pertaining to the 1934 Securities Exchange Act’s rule 14a-8, which governs inclusion of such documents in stock issuers’ proxy materials. The bulletin explains how the SEC applies the rule and reviews companies’ requests for “no-action” letters documenting its agreement not to take legal action against companies for a particular activity ( www.sec.gov/interps/legal/cfslb14.htm ).

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