General Rules and Regulations
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Rule 14a-9 -- False or Misleading Statements
No solicitation subject to this regulation shall be
made by means of any proxy statement, form of proxy, notice of meeting or other communication,
written or oral, containing any statement which, at the time and in the light of
the circumstances under which it is made, is false or misleading with respect to
any material fact, or which omits to state any material fact necessary in order to
make the statements therein not false or misleading or necessary to correct any statement
in any earlier communication with respect to the solicitation of a proxy for the
same meeting or subject matter which has become false or misleading.
The fact that a proxy statement, form of proxy or other soliciting
material has been filed with or examined by the Commission shall not be deemed a
finding by the Commission that such material is accurate or complete or not false
or misleading, or that the Commission has passed upon the merits of or approved any
statement contained therein or any matter to be acted upon by security holders. No
representation contrary to the foregoing shall be made.
The following are some examples of what, depending upon particular facts and circumstances,
may be misleading within the meaning of this section.
Predictions as to specific future market values.
Material which directly or indirectly impugns
character, integrity or personal reputation, or directly or indirectly makes charges
concerning improper, illegal or immoral conduct or associations, without factual
Failure to so identify a proxy statement, form
of proxy and other soliciting material as to clearly distinguish it from the soliciting
material of any other person or persons soliciting for the same meeting or subject
Claims made prior to a meeting regarding the results of
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