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Mergers and Acquisitions





Item 1001 -- Summary Term Sheet


Summary term sheet. Provide security holders with a summary term sheet that is written in plain English. The summary term sheet must briefly describe in bullet point format the most material terms of the proposed transaction. The summary term sheet must provide security holders with sufficient information to understand the essential features and significance of the proposed transaction. The bullet points must cross-reference a more detailed discussion contained in the disclosure document that is disseminated to security holders.


Instructions to Item 1001:

  1. The summary term sheet must not recite all information contained in the disclosure document that will be provided to security holders. The summary term sheet is intended to serve as an overview of all material matters that are presented in the accompanying documents provided to security holders.

  2. The summary term sheet must begin on the first or second page of the disclosure document provided to security holders.

  3. Refer to Rule 421(b) and (d) of Regulation C of the Securities Act for a description of plain English disclosure.





Regulatory History


64 FR 61408, 61443, Nov. 10, 1999



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