This First Analysis article discusses some key ramifications of coronavirus outbreak for public companies. In addition to a host of significant general business concerns, such as those relating to liquidity and financing opportunities, revenues, supply chain and employee and community health and welfare, the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 has raised a number of issues specific to public companies that file reports with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). These matters include the application of SEC disclosure requirements, logistics for upcoming shareholder meetings and administrative challenges in complying with SEC requirements.

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