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Shelf registration

Definition: [crh] A procedure that allows firms to file one registration statement covering several issues of thDefinition: e same security. SEC Rule 415, adopted in the 1980s, allows a corporation to comply Definition: with registration requirements up to two years prior to a public offering of securities. With the registration "on the shelf,&Definition: quot; the corporation, by simply updating regularly filed annual, quarterly, and related reports to the SEC, can Definition: go to the market as conditions become favorable with a minimum of administrative preparation and expense.

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