registration of securities

registration of securities
Recording in the official books of the company of the name and address of the holder of each bond or certificate of stock, with the date of its issue, and, in the case of a transfer of stock from one holder to another, the names of both parties and such other details as will identify the transaction and preserve an official record of its essential facts. Such information is required for paying of dividends, mailing of proxies, annual reports, etc. Statutory procedure requiring the filing with the S.E.C. of various documents including a prospectus in order for securities to be publicly offered. Clearance must be obtained from the S.E.C. before the securities may be sold. There is no ceiling relative to the number of shares or dollar amount that may be registered. 15 U.S.C. No. 77f et seq.
See also registered stock

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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