Step-by-Step Instruction Guide Can Mitigate SEC Deadline Panic for Public Companies and Form 3, 4 and 5 Filers
New security process important for corporate issuers and individual insider trading disclosure

NEW YORK, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Vintage, the capital markets, corporate services and institutional & fund services division of PR Newswire, has published an instruction guide for all Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing entities: both corporate issuers as well as individual shareowners required to file a Form 3, 4 or 5 disclosing an insider trade.

The SEC has proposed a January 30th, 2017 update to the security process for the EDGAR Passphrase reset. The Passphrase is essential for any filing entity – company or individual – to generate a new CCC, PMAC and Password.

To mitigate your risk of filing late due to misplaced codes and passwords, we have created this brief How to Update Your EDGAR Contact Information guide.

DOWNLOAD THE HOW-TO GUIDE HERE: http://e.prnewswire.com/Vintage-Passphrase-how-to-a.html

Per the proposal, it is essential that entities confirm and update their EDGAR contact information before the Jan 30th deadline.

After that date, if the contact information is not correct, the new Passphrase "security token" cannot be sent to the filer trying to reset their Passphrase.

  • Without this token, significant delays may occur – beyond 48 hours. Specifically, filers will need to provide authorization to have their codes reset, and in the case of a company, the request must be on company letterhead. If a Power of Attorney (POA) is provided, it must be manually signed. Clearly, this will affect a filer's ability to timely submit their filings.
  • With the token, Passphrase updating should take just a few minutes.

About Vintage
Vintage, a PR Newswire division, is a top-three provider of full-service regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services, delivered across our three practice areas: Capital Markets, Corporate Services and Institutional & Fund Services. Founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007, Vintage has evolved to become the industry's intelligent value choice. We deliver a flexible balance of people, facilities and technology to ensure that regulatory compliance and shareholder communications processes are efficient, transparent and painless. Services include IPO registrations, transactions, virtual data rooms, EDGAR & XBRL filing, typesetting, financial printing and investor relations websites.

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