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Regulation Fair Disclosure

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Securities and Exchange Commission, Regulation Fair Disclosure (also called Regulation FD or Reg. FD), 17 C.F.R. 243.100-243.103 (Aug. 2000) (full-text).

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Regulation FD requires companies to distribute material information in a manner reasonably designed to get that information out to the general public broadly and non-exclusively. It is intended to ensure that all investors have the ability to gain access to material information at the same time. Reg FD reads as follows:

Whenever an issuer, or any person acting on its behalf, discloses any material nonpublic information regarding that issuer or its securities to [certain enumerated persons], the issuer shall make public disclosure of that information . . . simultaneously, in the case of an intentional disclosure; and . . . promptly, in the case of a non-intentional disclosure.

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