Many Affiliate Shareholders of OTC microcap companies are familiar with the Rule 144 reporting requirements and volume trading limitations for the beneficial owners of greater than 10% of an Issuer’s securities.
Section 13 Applies to Exchange Act Reporting Issuers
However, many are unaware that all owners of greater than 5% in any Issuer which has registered a class of its equity securities under Section 240.13 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”), are supposed to file Beneficial Ownership Reports with the SEC.
Investors Owning Greater than 5% Must File Schedule 13 Reports
Under Regulation 13D-G, beneficial owners must continue to file these Schedule 13D or the more abbreviated 13G reports as long as their holdings exceed 5%. These Beneficial Ownership Reports provide the SEC with certain background information as well as the investor’s “intentions” which is why these Schedule 13 reports are filed in connection with a tender offer.
Investors seeking further information on the reporting requirements in connection with a tender offer, or with questions on securities law compliance in general, can contact Matt Stout, securities lawyer at (410) 429-7076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.