Navigating Loss of WKSI Status

A company may potentially lose WKSI status upon filing its Form 10-K or Form 20-F. To assist public companies in addressing this issue, we have prepared the following memo on navigating loss of WKSI status.

The SEC Staff has outlined specific procedures that a company can follow when it is going to lose WKSI status upon the filing of its Form 10-K or Form 20-F to ensure that it may continue to offer and sell securities off of its existing automatic shelf registration statement pending the effectiveness of a new non-automatic shelf registration statement or post-effective amendment. These procedures are outlined in Securities Act Rules CDI 198.06 and further discussed in our memo.