General Rules and Regulations
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Rule 15d-5 -- Reporting by Successor Issuers
Where in connection with a succession by merger, consolidation,
exchange of securities, acquisition of assets or otherwise, securities of any issuer
that is not required to file reports pursuant to section
15(d) of the Act are issued to the holders of any class of securities of another
issuer that is required to file such reports, the duty to file reports pursuant to
such section shall be deemed to have been assumed by the issuer of the class of securities
so issued. The successor issuer shall, after the consummation of the succession,
file reports in accordance with section 15(d) of the Act and the rules and regulations
thereunder, unless that issuer is exempt from filing such reports or the duty to
file such reports is suspended under section 15(d) of the Act.
An issuer that is deemed to be a successor issuer
according to paragraph (a) of this section shall file reports on the same forms
as the predecessor issuer except as follows:
An issuer that is not a foreign issuer shall not
be eligible to file on Form 20-F.
A foreign private issuer shall be eligible to
file on Form 20-F.
The provisions of paragraph (a) of this section
shall not apply to an issuer of securities in connection with a succession that
was registered on Form F-8, Form
F-10 and Form F-80 .
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