Shelf registration

A procedure that allows firms to file one registration statement covering several issues of the same security. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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   The US method of registering new share issues in advance and having the issue documentation prepared so the stock can be issued quickly.

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shelf registration UK US noun [C] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
an official arrangement with the financial market authorities for a company to offer a group of new shares or bonds over a period, or the number of shares, etc. involved: »

The company withdrew its earlier shelf registration statement with the SEC.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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