Shareholders familiar with Rule 144 know that for the Rule 144 Six (6) Month holding period to be used, the public company’s mandatory SEC filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 must be current. When an SEC filer’s Exchange Act reports become delinquent, the One (1) Year holding period under Rule 144 applies (if the company was never a “shell”).
Affiliate Sales of Restricted Stock Using Rule 144
Is this true for Affiliates, who have filed a Form 144 with the intention of selling up to 1% of the public company’s issued and outstanding shares of common stock during a 90 day period?
Yes, the Rule 144 “current public information” requirement must be met in order for the Affiliate to sell shares under the Rule 144 safe harbor. The public company’s filings must remain current in order to meet his requirement at the time each sale is made.
Rule 144 Attorney Drafts Affiliate Legal Opinions
Affiliates of OTC Bulletin Board and OTC Markets companies can contact Rule 144 lawyer Matt Stout for assistance with completing Form 144 and selling restricted stock at (410) 429-7076 or firstname.lastname@example.org.