On October 6, 2020, the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) filed a proposed rule amendment in order to seek approval to amend certain of the shareholder approval requirements set forth in Section 312 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual.  Paragraphs (b) and (c) of Section 312 require NYSE-listed companies to obtain shareholder approval prior to

On September 28, 2020, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved, with immediate effectiveness, the New York Stock Exchange’s (“NYSE”) proposal to further extend its waiver of the shareholder approval requirements set forth in Section 312.03 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual through December 31, 2020.  As we previously blogged, the SEC initially

On August 31, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) notified the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) that it received a notice of intention to petition for review of the NYSE’s recently approved rule (see our prior post) that would allow companies to conduct limited primary sales concurrent with a direct listing.  

On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved the proposal submitted by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) that allows companies to conduct concurrent primary offerings as part of a direct listing on that exchange.  A company may issue new shares and sell them to the public on its first trading

On July 2, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) approved, with immediate effectiveness, the New York Stock Exchange’s (“NYSE”) proposal to extend its waiver of the shareholder approval requirements set forth in Section 312.03 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual through September 30, 2020.  As we previously blogged, the SEC initially approved the

On June 22, 2020, the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) submitted an amended proposal to the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that would modify existing NYSE rules relating to direct listings in order to permit companies to conduct concurrent primary offerings.  As we previously blogged, on December 6, 2019, the SEC rejected a broader NYSE

On May 14, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved, with immediate effectiveness, a rule filing from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) granting temporary relief from the shareholder approval requirements under Section 312.03 and 303A.08 through June 30, 2020.  The relief is made available to any NYSE-listed company that would incur a material

The New York Stock Exchange has filed with the SEC a proposed rule filing to provide for temporary relief through June 30, 2020 from the application of certain shareholder approval requirements under Section 312.03 and 303A.08.  The proposed rules would provide NYSE-listed companies that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and that would like to

On April 21, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved, with immediate effectiveness, the proposal filed by the New York Stock Exchange (the “NYSE”) to permit a longer period of time for NYSE-listed companies to regain compliance with the exchange’s continued listing standards by tolling the applicable compliance periods through June 30, 2020. The

On April 6, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved, with immediate effectiveness, the proposal filed by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) with the Commission on April 3, 2020 to waive certain shareholder approval requirements set forth in Section 312.03 of the NYSE Listed Company Manual through June 30, 2020.

As we previously