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10 Pa. Code § 203.151. Proxy materials.

§ 203.151. Proxy materials.

 (a)  Except as provided in subsection (b), in a transaction requiring the filing of proxy materials with the Department for review under section 203(o) of the act (70 P.S. §  1-203(o)), the materials must conform to Rule 14A, 17 CFR 240.14a-1—240.14b-2 (relating to solicitations of proxies) promulgated under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (15 U.S.C.A. § §  78a—78qq).

 (b)  In a transaction subject to the filing requirements of section 203(o) of the act, filing is not required if the number of persons to whom securities are offered and sold in this Commonwealth does not exceed 25, exclusive of principals of the entities whose securityholders are voting or providing written consent.

 (c)  Except for transactions described in subsection (b), notice shall be given to the Department for a transaction requiring the filing of proxy materials with the Department under section 203(o) of the act by filing:

   (1)  Form 203-O in accordance with the General Instructions.

   (2)  The exemption filing fee specified in section 602(b.1)(v) of the act (70 P.S. §  1-602(b.1)(v)).

 (d)  Proxy materials filed under this section may not be distributed to securityholders until the Department determines that the materials are in compliance with this section and communicates that determination to the person who filed the proxy materials.


   The provisions of this §  203.151 amended under sections 202(g) and (i), 203(d), (i.1), (j) and (n)—(t), 204(a), 205, 206, 207(g), (j.1) and (n), 209(b), 211(a) and (b), 301, 303, 504, 513, 603(a), 606(d) and 609 of the Pennsylvania Securities Act of 1972 (70 P.S. § §  1-202(g) and (i), 1-203(d), (i.1), (j) and (n)—(t), 1-204(a), 1-205, 1-206, 1-207(g), (j.1) and (n), 1-209(b), 1-211(a) and (b), 1-301, 1-303, 1-504, 1-513, 1-603(a), 1-606(d) and 1-609); sections 4 and 9(b) of the Takeover Disclosure Law (70 P.S. § §  74 and 79(b)); and section 202.C of the Department of Banking and Securities Code (71 P.S. §  733-202.C).


   The provisions of this §  203.151 adopted March 29, 1974, effective March 30, 1974, 4 Pa.B. 584; amended August 1, 1986, effective August 2, 1986, 16 Pa.B. 2847; amended December 30, 1999, effective January 1, 2000, 30 Pa.B. 18; amended December 8, 2006, effective December 9, 2006, 36 Pa.B. 7456; transferred and renumbered from 64 Pa. Code §  203.151, December 14, 2012, effective December 15, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7533; amended January 12, 2018, effective January 13, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 389. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (364681).

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