SEC Adopts Amendments To Accelerated And Large Accelerated Filer Definitions- Part 4- Detail on Amendments to Accelerated Filer and Large Accelerated Filer Definitions
Prior to the June 2018 SRC amendments, the SRC category of filers generally did not overlap with either the accelerated or large accelerated filer categories. However, following the amendment, a company with a public float of $75 million or more but less than $250 million regardless of revenue, or one with less than $100 million in annual revenues and a public float of $250 million or more but less than $700 million, would be both an SRC and an accelerated filer.
The SEC has now amended the accelerated and large accelerated filer definitions in Exchange Act Rule 12b-2 to exclude any company that is eligible to be an SRC and that had annual revenues of less than $100 million during its most recently completed fiscal year for which audited financial statements are available. The effect of this change is that such a company will not be subject to accelerated or large accelerated filing deadlines for its annual and quarterly reports or to the ICFR auditor attestation requirement under SOX Section 404(b).
The rule change does not exclude all SRC’s from the definition of accelerated or large accelerated filers and as such, some companies that qualify as an SRC would still be subject to the shorter filing deadlines and Section 404(b) compliance. In particular, an SRC with greater than $75 million in public float and greater than $100 million in revenue will still be categorized as an accelerated filer…