Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act Reporting Obligations


This practice note discusses reporting obligations under Section 15(d) (15 USCS § 78o) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the Exchange Act). Section 15(d) provides that any issuer who registers a class of securities under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the Securities Act) shall become subject to periodic reporting requirements under Section 13(a) (15 USCS § 78m) of the Exchange Act, including annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. However, Section 15(d) does not trigger all Exchange Act obligations. For example, reports under Section 16 (15 USCS § 78p) or Section 13(d) or obligations with respect to proxies are not triggered by the application of Section 15(d) alone.